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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,625 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2625
Reviews: 1119
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.92%


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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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review comes with a shout out to Estarrio, who was kind enough to provide me with the information that this sought after IPA was available at Julio's. Cheers Estarrio!

After purchasing several bottles, I've saved the official review for my last bottle.

This beer has a gorgeous pillowy white head that demonstrates excellent retention and has wonderful structure.. The beer is a bright golden amber color with perfect clarity and a pretty good amount of visible carbonation. Foamy lacing clings all over the inside of the glass as this is consumed. A dollop of whipped cream remains in the center of the glass as you drink this.

The aroma is spectacular and never ending. Some beers aroma is present for a moment, but then fades as the beer settles. Not this one. The huge hop/citrus aroma packs a punch and keeps coming at you. If you dig deep you smell some light malt tones here, but it's really about the citrus/grapefruit hops.

Spectacular flavor (get the sense I like it?) This is one of the greats and another reason why I love California (not "West Coast") IPA's. First you get a brief flavor of the cracker type malt tones and the backbone that is there... Then a second of gentle sweetness. BAM, then you are hit by the fresh grapefruit hops. This is definitely more citrus like vs. pine to me. After the initial hit you are brought back with a touch of the yeast and then settle on for the lingering hop effect. Actually crisp for as hoppy as it drinks.

Just wonderful mouth feel. Medium/light in body, but huge on flavor. Carbonation is sublte and works.

Drinkable? = HELL Yes.

A classic.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 18:58:36 | More by Reagan1984
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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