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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,837 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,837
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 221 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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DrunkenPanther

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The appearance of this brew was a nice dark amber with a great tan head. Had me excited to drink it. Then I took a smell. 150% grapefruit smell. Now I love hops, but this aroma was a bit too powerful.
Well, after the smell, I was expecting a grapefruit taste. I did get a grapefruit taste somewhat, but it was overshadowed by an extreme bitterness. Im talking really bitter. This took away the ability to really taste a whole lot.
In all, this beer isnt bad to have 1, and I did rate it higher than I was originally thinking, but that is because I am thinking that bottle must have been a bit off. I would like to try this again and adjust my review. Said that, as of now, it was way too bitter and grapefruit tasting to want to drink many.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 17:58:34 | More by DrunkenPanther
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,837 ratings.