Brewery Name and Location: AleSmith Brewing Company of San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
Name of Brew: AleSmith IPA
Style of Brew: IPA
Purchase Info: $3.99 for 22oz bottle.
Vessel Used for Tasting: Big Glass Mug
Aroma/Olfactory: Pine and grapefruit aroma of NW hops. Slight floral and bread underneath.
Visuals/Appearance: Clear amber with a khaki head and lace.
Taste/Flavor: Taste is bitter but not overwhelmingly so. Flavor is a dry grapefruit with a bit of evergreen. Very straightforward.
Palate/Tactile: Medium bodied and a bit creamy.
Tasting Backstory: Quintessential San Diego IPA. Bitter and hoppy without a bunch of accoutrements. Pretty good.
Value Rating: 7.5/10