AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice. Bottled on 07/24/13.
Appearance: Pours a deep and clear copper amber golden orange. Moderate amount of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing sticking to the glass.
Smell: A big ripe West Coast Style aroma with lots of citrus fruit and pine hints. Citrus hops upfront with ripe fruit hints of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, lemon, and melon. Earthy and herbal hops in the mix with some hints of grass and spicy pine resin. Slightly perfume like. Solid backing malt presence with hints of sweet caramel, grains, biscuit, cracker, and yeast. Slight hint of honey as well. A very good West Coast aroma.
Taste: Lives up to the great aroma with a big ripe taste of citrus and piney hops with a solid malt background. Big upfront taste of citrus hop fruit esters with notes of orange rind, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, apricot, lemon zest, and melon. Herbal and earthy hop notes with a taste of spicy pine resin along with some grass. Fairly dank, perfumey, and nicely bitter hop presence. Good supporting malt presence with notes of caramel, grains, biscuit, yeast, cracker, and a little honey sweetness. A very good full on West Coast IPA taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, ripe, and fairly oily. Clean and smooth considering the big hop presence. Finishes pretty dry.
Overall: A really great West Coast style IPA. Very good citrus and piney hop taste with a decent malt balance. One of the best in the style.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 07:06:06 | More by MattyG85
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5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Absolute perfect example of an America IPA. Beautiful aromatics and flavors of tropical fruit followed by bright citrus and piney bitterness. Great lacing in a pint glass. It finishes with a welcome bitterness that lingers pleasantly on the palate. This is the IPA that most IPA's want to be when they grow up.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 21:18:18 | More by bitterbartender
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,823 ratings.