AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by beermanbrian:
4.83/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
First AleSmith and I've been looking forward to this one for a while.
Nice golden color with a big creamy white head. Nice lacing that has amazingly fine bubbles and leaves a creamy almost frosted coating on the glass.
When I pop the 22 oz bomber i'm hit with a huge burst of grapefruit right off the bat. I think of all the hop smells you can get, grapefruit is my favorite and this one has tons of it. Behind that you get a mild piney note also.
First taste gives me a huge burst of the piney notes that I had just a faint hint at in the smell. It amazes me that the grapefruit can stand out so much in the smell and then be almost replaced by the pine taste. Taste finishes with just a hint of sweetness that lets you know that ther is some malt in this one. It's the perfect balance to just take the edge off. Full bodied solid brew. I love the cheek puckering hops but it manages to not be overly bitter somehow. As you drink more of this one the pine hops starts to take over the smell also, but again it somehow manages to not be overpowering. What a great brew.
If this is what AleSmith has to offer I can't wait to try the other 3 have in the cellar. I just with they were easier to get around here.
Serving type: bottle
08-15-2007 01:02:59 | More by beermanbrian
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5/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Absolute perfect example of an America IPA. Beautiful aromatics and flavors of tropical fruit followed by bright citrus and piney bitterness. Great lacing in a pint glass. It finishes with a welcome bitterness that lingers pleasantly on the palate. This is the IPA that most IPA's want to be when they grow up.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 21:18:18 | More by bitterbartender
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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