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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

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 411
Gots: 241 | FT: 8
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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aoettl


5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-27-2014 23:57:44 | More by aoettl
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

02-24-2014 02:17:48 | More by Fcip78
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juicebox

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-04-2013 21:50:39 | More by juicebox
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J-Prost

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

In my opinion FAR SUPERIOR TO PLINY.

Ale Smith is hands down my favorite IPA though I've only had it bottled. Way easier as a daily drinker than Pliny and has those floral citrus notes right in the head that we all love and then...nothing. No lingering sensations, no major bite at the back. It's all in the front and it's damn good.

10-14-2013 23:52:37 | More by J-Prost
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inanity

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2013 23:26:02 | More by inanity
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Booman

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 03:26:04 | More by Booman
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JamFuel

Sweden

5/5  rDev +17.6%

07-01-2012 19:31:07 | More by JamFuel
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-14-2011 22:03:33 | More by Neffbeer
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jlb502

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 01:52:06 | More by jlb502
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MrJolly

Arizona

5/5  rDev +17.6%

06-13-2012 02:01:53 | More by MrJolly
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

03-12-2012 20:42:22 | More by CEDAMA
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-16-2011 12:35:05 | More by FreshmanPour77
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HoustonTX

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.6%

Alesmith IPA

Very beautiful pour, amazing colored body - A very hazy amber infused orange. Very solid and toned 1/2 inch head.

Lovely and refined aromatics. A glistening amount of fresh citric hops. I can smell Challenger for sure. With a light floral finish. Perfection, and pure bliss. The aroma is by far one of the most solid ones from any IPA to date, 5 on this for sure.

Now lets get on to the taste. The good stuff ya know? Begins clean and gives several twists soon after, which turn out to be quite a story. A massive amount of huge flavorful hopping. Notes of grass, buckets full of grapefruit, and some lemon zest. While being backed by plenty of earthy malt. Everything is crisp, and directly on point. The overall spectrum is amazing, and you will not be disappointed.

This is an amazing concoction. This is something I wake up in the morning, and first think about. It's just that damn good. Alesmith seizes to impress, and with another top-notch beer - they secure their spot.

My favorite IPA ever, and I recommended getting your hands on this as soon as possible, with what ever means necessary.

Thanks a bunch to Ryan for the chance to sample this beauty.

10-31-2007 03:25:22 | More by HoustonTX
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UniversitateaDeBere

Romania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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rrock44

Washington

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-15-2011 01:39:30 | More by rrock44
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oline73

Maryland

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-16-2011 02:14:47 | More by oline73
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-20-2011 20:32:59 | More by Tpsauer
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Kentucky

5/5  rDev +17.6%

01-30-2012 00:08:53 | More by catfan2000
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.6%

10-29-2012 02:54:41 | More by Hacksaw34
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alalvarez75

New York

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-09-2011 21:52:59 | More by alalvarez75
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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-22-2011 01:58:49 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2012 01:52:28 | More by ucsbmullet
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LloydBobBoozehound

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

04-29-2014 14:09:06 | More by LloydBobBoozehound
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bitterbartender

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

07-21-2014 21:18:18 | More by bitterbartender
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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,922 ratings.