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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,821 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,821
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 216 | 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 guityler83:
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured with a medium amount of heat behind it the beer created a big 3 and a half finger head in the teku glass that sustained for days. Bright white and dense foam that sat on top for a good couple of minutes before i could top off the glass. Lacing is thick and chunky. The liquid portion is a hazy marmalade orange color with no sediment what so ever.

S: Oh man does this thing have a nose on it. Grapefruit is very strong and bright, moderate tropical fruit hop aroma comes though in the background and some dank pine notes that bring it all together. No yeast esters detected, but a tick of alcohol. Malt is kind of a muffled fresh bread note.

T: Firm and flavorfull grapefuit hop bitterness that follows you through till the end. Pine is in there but not as much as the aroma would indicate. A toasty malt character emerges when the beer is chewed but otherwise very subtle. There are also some troppical fruit flavors coming though at the end making even more hop complexity. Clean fermentation and very crisp.

M: Some alcohol warming as its being consumed. Very dry, light body and moderate carbonation. A lingering grapefruit bitterness sits on the tongue for about a minute after consumed. the carbonation is very silky too. nice.

O: I've never comented on how great a mouthfeel something has but I think it makes this beer. There are tons of good IPAs but something about the soft tiny bubbles mixed with moderate carbonation and a dry finish make this thing pop.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:35:41 | More by guityler83
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,821 ratings.