AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tupperwolf:
4.03/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presented in AleSmith's simple, bold silkscreened style in a dark brown 22oz. bottle. No freshness date that I could find.
Beer poured a nice rich amber with a luxurious, building, frothy cream colored head that absolutely refused to fade away. It left thick, creamy lacing along the glass, tiny bubbles that defied gravity and simply didn't break. I really couldn't ask much more from an IPA's appearance.. The second glass filled an even bigger, more cheerful head. Noticeable brewer's yeast floaties, but I had to have the whole bottle!
Smell was good, woodsy and spicy with crisp tones.
Taste equally good; The hops flood the palate with crisp, spicy, bitter flavors that are balanced very well by the sweetness of the malt. I'm not a hop head, but appreciate this style of beer and think that this is an extremely well-rounded, full-bodied example of an IPA. The 7.25 alcohol content doesn't make an appearance in flavors, instead by way of cheerful warmth. I've run into a few IPAs that are simply too spicy and astringent; This one is full and smooth on the palate.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2005 06:39:01 | More by Tupperwolf
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4.43/5 rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light golden yellow with a thin white head. Smell is citrusy and piney with a hint of sweetness. Taste follows the nose for the most part. Tropical fruit comes through a bit more as well. Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Carbonation is what you'd expect from an IPA. Overall this is a great west coast IPA. I kinda wish Alesmith sold 12oz bottles though. I'd imagine Alesmith would be much more popular if they did.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2014 00:00:36 | More by MisSigsFan
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,613 ratings.