AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4/5 rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Medium gold/orange color with a super thin head and sticky, soapy-like lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.
A - Oranges, grapefruit, papaya, and pine. This beer smells hop forward and the malt plays very minimal in the nose. This is also very cold right now so I'll let it warm up to room temp to see if and how it changes.
T - Definitely follows the nose with a little bit of oranges buried beneath predominantly pine and grapefruit bitterness that stays on top and out front throughout. There's a crackery caramel malt in there as well but it's buried way down there. The bitterness and fruit sweetness is moderate, but not intense.
M - Medium body with sharp prickly carbonation that quickly mellows out and finishes with a piney grapefruit finish.
O - A very nice IPA, I can't believe I've been in the game this long and have always overlooked this beer for some reason, well worth seeking out. Purchased a bomber a few days ago and it's left me with wanting to go back for more. Like I mentioned, the hop intensity is moderate, but a little faded, however, it's still very good. I will revisit my review when I come across a fresher bottle because I can tell this beer has some very good potential.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2012 01:18:04 | More by jzeilinger
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