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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

2,794 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,794
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 401
Gots: 209 | 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 chrisafari:
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chrisafari

California

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma is hoppy with fresh pine and orange citrus. Pours amber orange with rocky off-white head. Flavor begins with nice citrus/pine and finishes with a nice dry hoppy throat. There is a nice balance between the hops and the malt (for an IPA). Nice finish of toasty and carmel malt. A very good American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2008 22:30:47 | More by chrisafari
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,794 ratings.