AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPAAleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've finally teamed up with our friends at Pizza Port Brewing Co., one of our favorite breweries in San Diego. When deciding what to make, we figured something excessively hoppy was the logical choice, and so this collaboration brew was born. This triple IPA is an intensely hoppy and bitter San Diego-style India Pale Ale. The light malt character and light body allow aggressive notes of pine, mango and citrus fruits to overtake the palate, while a dry finish allows it to remain crisp and refreshing. Make the Logical Choice and enjoy this beer immediately, much like the brewers did leaving work to enjoy it in sunny San Diego. Cheers!

Added by gatornation on 03-08-2017

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
29
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
6.08%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eammon1920
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brureview
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a copper orange color with a 2F head in. Stone Imperial pint.

I wanted a more intense aroma. Nevertheless, very floral tropical fruit.
MF is medium carbonated.
Taste: tropical fruit, apple, citrus, some earthiness,

Excellent hoppy finish.

Excellent west coast style IPA. wonderful finish- hoppy and some citrus. An excellent beer.

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Photo of Tarheel219
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of luke12345
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhlosito75
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZAP
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L-Golden yellow....big frothy 3/4 inch white head..

S-Juicy clementines, some tobacco, grapefruit rind..

T-Sweet....rich tropical fruits of Mango, Papaya and Pineapple....also peaches and apricots.....there are some citrus notes of pink grapefruit and tangerines but much lighter than the sweet fruits...honey sugar cookie like maltiness..

F-Full bodied but not immense....ample carbonation keeps the sweetness somewhat in check....not a lot of bitterness...just some grapefruit like citrus on the finish...High ABV is not real noticeable.

O-Rock solid beer but I guess I expected more when two giants like this collaborate. Was hoping for upwards of a 4.75 type rating and this is well short of that.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into a shaped IPA glass.

Appearance
Golden blonde. Excellent clarity. Lively carbonation. 3 fingers of fluffy white head.

Nose
Mango, papaya, pineapple, honey, candy sugar, peach, and caramel.

Taste
Mango, papaya, peach, and pineapple. Firm honey maltiness with touches of caramel. Finishes dank with sappy pine.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, silky, smooth, oily, and juicy with only a slight bitterness.

Overall
Bravo! Super tropical, dank, and juicy. The 10% abv is hidden extremely well.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Decent starting head but it settles to rim bubbles quickly. It leaves two rings of lace with a few streaks in between. The golden liquid is hazy.

Bubblegum sweetness (like Juicy-fruit) with a green wet hop aroma of flowers.

Silky, almost oily, malt start. The body reflects this but the low effervescence enhances it. The finish is "green" with a straight up, black pepper bitterness. Bitter aftertaste lasting a long time.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells like an Alesmith beer, hoppy but with a decent malt aroma. Very bitter, the hoppiness seems kind of green and vegetal. Pretty good west coast double IPA.

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Photo of hozersr
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Blu Wolf Bistro in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a clear amber orange, with a very small head and not much lacing.

This doesn't smell much like booze, surprisingly- there's zippy pine, orange, peach, and grassiness.

This hides the booze fairly flawlessly, and there's also surprisingly not much malt poking through either. It's quite fruity, with peach, grapefruit, and orange mainly, with a fairly bitter grassiness on the finish.

This is pretty surprisingly light bodied, with a good level of carbonation.

Alesmith almost always does it for me. This is a fun beer.

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Photo of MNBeerTrader
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilafan
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RacerX5k
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

west coast ipa of course my favored ipa as I don't care for the I guess hazy, juicy Ne style. hey if I want juice I'll get juice. though the recent tree house Sierra Nevada collab was good, so was the Victory double brewed specifically for Philly Beer Week but I'd have to look up the names.

Bright. pretty orange gold could be thicker in look, feel and aroma. Pine. bitter orange, grapefruit, lemon on the right track here maybe a little (a lot)? over carbed. Yes, thicker and more bitter would make this world class. Close enough, will enjoy my other $2.75 single. Grab a six? idk, if I see it at an decent price.

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Photo of Wheels2532
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass canned on 6/08/17

A: soapy small white head that settles to a film on the body. Looks like it laces the glass well.
Body is a light amber burnished hold with excellent clarity.

S: loads of pineapple and resin has that candied Hop presence that triple IPAs can get. Still has some nice lingering fruit though. Smells sticky and sweet.

T: it's starts out like it's going to be a fruit juice bomb of sweet citrus then switches gears and goes almost like it will be searingly resins bit it lets up in the end and finishes actually fairly smooth. The alcohol is light but smooth for 10%.

M: light to medium bodied fairly smooth.

O: this beer almost starts to think oh yes I'm getting my Ruinten or old Hoptimum before they changed the recipe, but this beer isn't near as bitter or resins. It finishes more balanced and smoother.

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AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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