AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.22/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A - Frothy, cream white head, with lots of carbonation feeding it. Beautiful clear orange body, in my Short's 20 oz. pint glass. It looks good! Lacing.
S - Abundant floral hops, not so much malt. A great west coast nose.
T - So tasty! Well-balanced hop/malt interaction, with a nice bitter bite at the finish. It's a clean and really well put-together AIPA, almost bordering on a DIPA in terms of both taste and smell.
M - Thicker and oily, with medium/high carbonation to help ease it down.
D - This is a little high in ABV, and the hops are pretty intense, yet it goes down easy and is a pleasure to consume.
Notes: Huge thanks to urwatuh8 for including this in a recent trade as an extra. I've been on an IPA kick lately and this one really hit the spot. If it were available to me I'd pick this up a lot.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2008 20:35:26 | More by SaucyA
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4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 22oz. bottle into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Color is a burnt orange to light amber, and the pour produces an off-white, yellowish craggy head at 2 fingers with good retention and a sticky lace.
S: Light toasty malt, some graham cracker. The hop embellishments are on the resiny and citrusy side with subtle tropical fruit like pineapple and mangoes, maybe even a little peach.
T: A lot going here: The malt base light and toasty, bready, a slight hint of sweetness like graham crackers. Then there is a gentle hop bitterness that creeps in but is then upstaged by a middle act from the malt...tropical fruit and some creaminess. But then the finish leaves a pleasant hop bitterness on the palate with remaining traces of the complex malt.
M: Very light carbonation, medium-light body and a tightly woven texture.
O: This is one of the most unique but well-balanced IPAs that I have had. Relatively incredible. I would pair this with any sweet-spicy dish with pineapple, like pineapple-chicken skewers or other Hawaiian fair.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 18:03:29 | More by Copernicus
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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