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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

2,823 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,823
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 216 | 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 MikeyMikee:
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MikeyMikee

New York

4.9/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served at fridge temperature, into a tulip.

Golden appearance with a frothy, sticky looking white head that has a great retention. Leaves a really nice lacing on the glass as well.

The smell is fantastic.. BIG, citrus and floral hoppiness with a resiny feel to it. As time goes on I think I'm getting some pine as well. Ultimate hop aroma. Maybe a slight bready pale malt in there but definitely a resiny, hop dominant nose.

Floral hops dominate the taste. Juicy, fruity flavors make their way through with orange and grapfruit dominating. Minor, bready pale malt makes its way through and adds to the complexity but in no way balances it, which is just fine. This beer is perfect as is, perfect hop flavor.

Smooth and silky body with a really sharp bitterness. It's not as resiny as the smell implyed but it leaves a dry bitterness at the end and the bitterness lingers and almost stings the back of your tounge. Although the bitterness lingers, it is still a crisp and clean beer.

This is an unbelievable beer. The epitome of what an IPA should be, pure hoppiness with very little malt interference.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2012 03:58:09 | More by MikeyMikee
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,823 ratings.