Alesmith Brewing Co. 394 Imperial San Diego Pale Ale (10%)

319 - 1Beautifully balanced, rich and warming, this is a fabulous beer from a brewery that I have heard very good things about and always wanted to try.
Pouring a bright gold with a fluffy foamy head, the aroma is an intense hit of pine resin and red fruit.
The malts have a lovely candy floss stickiness, sweet and chewy, but never sickly as there’s a strong brown bread roundness and a some bitter burned caramel at the edges, and the hops are sharp with grapefruit and lemon wedges, pencil shavings, apricot and peach fruitiness and the most ridiculously sticky pine sap that glues everything together and coats the inside of your skull as you head toward the enormous thick gloopy honey finish.

Source: Cotteridge Wines

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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