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

AleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPAAleSmith / Pizza Port Logical Choice 3X IPA
BA SCORE
4.09/5
119 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#3,627
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
119
pDev:
6.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of Jhfinn
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange with fine, soft foam.

Smell is powerful with a bucket load of piney resin and plenty of citrus.

Taste is massively hoppy and bitter. Piney resin and grapefruit combine for a long, lingering finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, and quite sticky.

Overall, this is way more balanced than it should be. Pizza Port and Aesmith making a triple IPA? I expected something that would just murderize my taste buds, but this is actuallly very drinkable and balanced, and tasty as hell.

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Photo of Gavage
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: yellow in color with a 2" head that slowly recedes.

Smell: tropical fruit and pine comes through to the nose.

Taste: caramel, orange, mango, lemon zest, pineapple, and some pine rounds it out. Alcohol is slightly noticeable and the bitterness is bold.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Dryness arrives late.

Overall: this one is definitely a triple IPA with enough bitterness to wake up the tastebuds. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of avalon07
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Midlothian, poured into a tulip glass. Had a bright, amber-golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of hops, light fruit, malt, and pine as well.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of malt, lots of hops (they didn't call it a 3X IPA for nothing), citrus fruit (orange, lemon), some pine notes, tropical fruit (mango, papaya), and a little caramel. This is an extremely big and aggressive flavor with a lot of complexity. The hops are quite powerful, but mix well with the fruit and other ingredients.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick, somewhat bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I doubt something like this will appeal to everyone, but to me it's fantastic. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RodSmith
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mush
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadtobeer
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1 cm white head. Lacing sticks around to the end. Sweetness and alcohol in the nose. Don't notice any hops. Taste is malt and moderate bitterness. Zero alcohol heat, which is impressive for a beer with a 10 handle. I'm getting mostly malt, can't really discern the hops. Overall impressive for a beer this big. Advice: Stand up slowly after consuming.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden amber, with a slight haze. Thin, bubbly head with little lacing. The aroma is quite nice. Ripe fruit, apricot and orange blossom. Hints of melon and floral. The flavor is juicy and resinous, citrus oil and grapefruit. Some bread malt and yeast as well. Fairly well balanced, not too much alcohol for a triple. The mouthfeel is a bit thick, and the finish watery. Still, a fine beer though!

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Photo of mytu420
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is classic west coast style with lots of piney, resiny hops and malt sweetness in the background. Taste starts with malt sweetness and resiny hops, a bit grassy with some grapefruit pith flavor on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's a well made beer, quite drinkable for the high ABV.

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Photo of Darwood77
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dope
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canning date but assumed fairly fresh (a month or two)

A: A clear gold pour with an enormous frothy light tan head. Awesome head retention and huge, thick walls of lacing.

S: Very sweet and juicy tropical aroma. Huge mango and...is it tangerine? Citrusy too.

T: Oh yeah, huge hop flavor. Sweet mango and nondescript tropical fruits and citrus. Got some pine in there too, a spicy resinous character building in the middle. Lots of caramel sweetness joining it as well. Almost has a candied-fruit sweetness, especially in the finish. Pine really stands strong in the finish and aftertaste after all the sweetness and fruitiness has been swept away.

M: Fairly heavy and bitter with a syrupy sweet backing.

O: Very interesting TIPA. Lots of great hop flavors but it's got that very harsh west coast style to it.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on August 9, 2017. Canned 6/22/17. Smell and taste is pine, mango and citrus fruits with light malts. Feel is light to medium with a crisp dry finish.

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Photo of scott2269
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cozmo
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.34/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 119 ratings
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