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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

2,843 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,843
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 222 | 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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Reviews by MJR:
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MJR

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a light amber with copper edges. Clarity is quite good, with lots of little bubbles from the carbonation. It's light tan head is around an inch thick and fades a bit in the middle, leaving huge clumps. Adding the yeast sediment darkens the brew considerably and leaves large chunks in the bottom of my glass. Phenomenol lacing of the glass... It just looks...perfect!

Smell: Hoppy as all hell with a huge fruitiness. The one fruit that stands out the most to me is apricots...the aroma just screams apricots! There's a touch of malt underneath that is both mildly sweet and bready. Hint of vanilla... Great aroma!

Taste: Full flavored with tons of hop goodness! There's a nice malt background, but this one is all about the hops. Lots of pine, citrus, and fruit flavors meld together perfectly in one of the best IPA's I've ever encountered. There's a touch of an alcohol taste, but it stays in the background where it belongs. Adding the yeast sediment adds another dimension to the already great flavor. Starts bitter, finishes bitter...I love it!

Mouthfeel: Medium in body with a soft mouthfeel that thickens towards the bottom of the bottle. The yeast yields a creamier, more rounded feel on the palate. Gotta love that bottle-conditioning!

Drinkability: I could drink this one all night, despite it's higher strength.

Words don't do it justice. If you haven't tried this one, get ahold of some right now. Somehow, the flavor profile is laidback and huge at the same time. Well done Alesmith!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2003 22:32:31 | More by MJR
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.