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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,791 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,791
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 401
Gots: 208 | 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 SpdKilz:
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured a nice golden/orange hue with around two fingers of white fluffy head which dissipates at a medium pace. Great looking lacing is left on the glass.

Smell - I can clearly smell the grapefruit and hops. Notes of other citrus smells (orange) and pine also are evident.

Taste - Tastes much like it smells. A burst of citrus with the initial sip - grapefruit, lemon, orange. Middle way through the pine works its way in with the floral hops. As it finishes up the bready malts are present - a dry finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, and an overall pleasant texture.

Drinkability - A bit bitter at first and a tongue burner but overall a very nice IPA. I still prefer Pliny over this (as of now...I will for sure give this another shot) because I feel the flavors and beer in general is more mellow yet complex. Still, a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 19:13:46 | More by SpdKilz
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
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22 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Body is full and tangy. Citrusy and piney hops, alcohol, caramel and bready malt and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long, dry, and grapefruity. Excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,791 ratings.