Logical Choice 3X IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Logical Choice 3X IPALogical Choice 3X IPA
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Logical Choice 3X IPALogical Choice 3X IPA

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 126 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by JamFuel:
Photo of JamFuel
4.49/5  rDev +10%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Greywulfken
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear deep gold beer brimming with what I'll call dank fruit resin... Tropically fruity on the nose and immediately on the tongue, but then this shellac of dank resin crept over my tongue as the bitterness sank in... Mild sweetness, smooth, but with a little tack and coat... Medium-weight, modest carbonation - started off with a full head, slimmed to a thin cap that lasted until the end and trailed lace down the glass. Trace of the 10% abv is apparent, but I didn't consider that a detraction. Big beer but drinks lean - the taut bitterness is key. For my tastes, this beer was great. Coulda bought more than one, now I wish I had. May very well merit a return trip to the store of purchase... 6/23/17 canning...

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Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a standard pint a clear medium golden with a billowing full one finger white head that has great lasting power.Aromas of pine,sugary ripe fruit, and an awkward celery wich isn't bad just different.Dryer and more resin-like than the new style,it is citric but not 'juicy' so much,much more bitter in the finish wich is a nice change up from everything now.Somewhat sweet but not very sweet for the style,that I like.Old school left coast keepin it real here.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
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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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -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 Tarheel219
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beernoobie
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergorrilla
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kmoen
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The best "triple IPA" I have had. Balanced, hoppy, and complex, well executed and the flavor profile is fantastic, highly recommended even for the price tag

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Photo of Brolo75
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden orange color with a white head, and lots of lacing, head dissipated into a soapy film, nice looking stream of bubbles.

A: Lots of aroma, mango peel, guava, peach skin, pine, resin, needles, weed, it's really pungent, not getting any malt, surprisingly no alcohol on the nose, lots of hops.

T: Follows the nose with lots of flavor, mango peel, guava, peach skins, pine, resin along with some grapefruit peel, bitterness is pretty mellow for a IIPA but it's dangerously easy to drink, bitterness is pine and resin-like bitterness, touch of malts on the backend with a big, dry finish. Finish has lingering notes of citrus like lemon and grapefruit with a touch of guava. The alcohol does come through as the beer warms.

M: Full bodied mouthfeel with a very dry finish, slight alcohol heat as the beer warms.

O: Really enjoyed this collaboration between two of my favorite IPA brewers, tons of aroma and flavor and dangerously drinkable for such a high ABV, a troublemaker, a lovely balance of tropical, piney, and citrus flavors, could use a little more malt presence but I'm not complaining.

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Photo of buzzy
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
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 Stofko1992
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buschbeer
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours amber with golden highlights. It is topped with two inches of off white head that leaves a little lacing.

The smell is tropical fruit, mango specifically, and pine.

The taste begins with tropical fruit. Then the pine and bitter grapefruit come in to let you know that this is the West coast style. There is some lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium and smooth mouthfeel

This is a well done beer, and a great example of a west coast IPA. The 10% abv is mostly hidden. I am glad I made this purchase.

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Photo of Darwood77
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBoneJones
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice golden IPA body. Creamy low head.
Fruity malt scent. Tropical and citrus.
Citrusy tart taste and malts seem sweet and piney.
Creamy full mouthfeel
Solid canned 3x IPA found while in NJ visiting the family.

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Logical Choice 3X IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 126 ratings