AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by curasowa:
4.1/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Just a touch of haze with an amber color and two fingers of head that fades slowly with a curtain of lace.
Aroma: Mostly pine hops aroma with some lemon notes mixed in over a caramel malt background. Very crisp and fresh smelling.
Taste: The first hit is sweet malt, full-bodied and almost creamy leading to the arrival of the hop bitterness. It's an earthy bitterness with plenty of resinous pine hits, all with the sweet malt in play still. The bitterness lingers and mellows into the finish.
The Rest: A great IPA. Really good balance between the hop bitterness and the stout malt base.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2012 23:22:59 | More by curasowa
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4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured a 22oz. bottle into a Sam Adams custom.
A: Color is a burnt orange to light amber, and the pour produces an off-white, yellowish craggy head at 2 fingers with good retention and a sticky lace.
S: Light toasty malt, some graham cracker. The hop embellishments are on the resiny and citrusy side with subtle tropical fruit like pineapple and mangoes, maybe even a little peach.
T: A lot going here: The malt base light and toasty, bready, a slight hint of sweetness like graham crackers. Then there is a gentle hop bitterness that creeps in but is then upstaged by a middle act from the malt...tropical fruit and some creaminess. But then the finish leaves a pleasant hop bitterness on the palate with remaining traces of the complex malt.
M: Very light carbonation, medium-light body and a tightly woven texture.
O: This is one of the most unique but well-balanced IPAs that I have had. Relatively incredible. I would pair this with any sweet-spicy dish with pineapple, like pineapple-chicken skewers or other Hawaiian fair.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 18:03:29 | More by Copernicus
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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