AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by BucannonXC5:
3.35/5 rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Vine Cottage in La Mesa, Calif. Color was honey pale, kind of light. Light head once I got it, maybe ½ inches. Light bubbly lacing on the top. Circular white film on the sides.
Smelled citrus hops up front. Fairly hoppy. Main citrus notes were orange and tangerines.
Didn’t taste too much like the nose. Very bitter in the beginning. Grainy and earthy.
Medium body. Thick grainy texture. Average-to-above average (lively) carbonation. Bitter finish.
Not a bad beer, but a bit disappointing considering the look and smell. I thought about going higher on the sight, which may have led me to give it an overall rating of a 3.5.
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2012 03:57:51 | More by BucannonXC5
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4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 22oz. bottle into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Color is a burnt orange to light amber, and the pour produces an off-white, yellowish craggy head at 2 fingers with good retention and a sticky lace.
S: Light toasty malt, some graham cracker. The hop embellishments are on the resiny and citrusy side with subtle tropical fruit like pineapple and mangoes, maybe even a little peach.
T: A lot going here: The malt base light and toasty, bready, a slight hint of sweetness like graham crackers. Then there is a gentle hop bitterness that creeps in but is then upstaged by a middle act from the malt...tropical fruit and some creaminess. But then the finish leaves a pleasant hop bitterness on the palate with remaining traces of the complex malt.
M: Very light carbonation, medium-light body and a tightly woven texture.
O: This is one of the most unique but well-balanced IPAs that I have had. Relatively incredible. I would pair this with any sweet-spicy dish with pineapple, like pineapple-chicken skewers or other Hawaiian fair.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 18:03:29 | More by Copernicus
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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