AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Ratings: 2,787 | Reviews: 1,130 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Tucquan:
4/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Had this on 2012-10-28 in Lititz, PA at the Bull's Head.
A - Mildly hazy sunset orange with a 1-finger, pillowy white head and moderate lacing.
S - Some pineapple, pine and vegetal hop buds. Light malt. Not as aromatic as when I had it from the bottle.
T - Pine, hop forward, light caramel malt, citrus flesh and red grapefruit juice. The pine and grapefruit hang in the aftertaste.
M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Smooth, moderately, resinous and prickly.
O - Not as powerful in the aroma or taste departments as I remember it from a fresh bottle. Who knows, perhaps my senses have been despoiled by a year of (IPA) living dangerously. For example, Fat Head's Head Hunter is stronger (and better) in the taste and aroma departments. I enjoyed it this time around but wasn't blown away. You'll have this.
Serving type: on-tap
10-28-2012 20:56:15 | More by Tucquan
More User Reviews:
3.95/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
07-09-2014 13:29:21 | More by mikeg67
4.48/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I've heard a lot of good things about Alesmith. As a recent Maryland transplant in California, I was very much eager to try any beer from this brewery. The beer poured a yellowish-amber hybrid with a good head--even if it dissipated relatively quickly. The aroma was a lot maltier than I expected with a distinct resinous hop note. The taste is sublime. The strong hopiness hits the palate first, but it is married with the malt to the point that it becomes one indistinguishable flavor--a very, very good thing. The balance of this IPA is impressive and has become a serious challenger to DFH 90 min for favorite IPA. I feel like I need to run out and get a 4-pack of DFH to compare immediately.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 05:50:21 | More by thomda11
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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