AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -5.9%
IPA Day 2012
A - Clear gold, white cap that has good retention and some lacing.
S/T - Heavy on the pine hops with some grapefruit, backed up by a caramel, slightly bready malt base. Finishes slightly abrasive with resinous hops.
M - Something's a little off here. Medium to light in body, but feels overcarbonated with an inconsistent mouthfeel/smoothness.
O - Taste and smell are good, but the mouthfeel felt off kind of took away from the quality.
08-03-2012 12:13:35 | More by garuda
4/5 rDev -5.9%
Live review. Poured from the 22 oz. bomber that I bought at Save-On Tobacco & Beverage in Mentor, Ohio for $8.99 a few weeks ago into my Fat Heads Brewery rastal branded pint glass. No observed "best by" date.
A 6 inch head...seriously, this is one of the most massive heads that I have seen on a beer, kind of reminds me of the head that appeared when I first poured a Duvel. Body is a nice light caramel, translucent and right on with the style. 4.0
S Mixture of grapefruit hoppiness, some sweet malt and some earthy, grains which came in waves and in that order. I got several good smells of it while I waited for the head to dissipate. As far as getting my interest, this is a great smelling beer. 4.5
T The hoppy aromas certainly carried over into the taste and the earthy grains were there as well but not the nice, caramel sweetness that I gave a wave of in the smell. This is a good tasting IPA but I would have appreciated a return to a bit of that sweetness that I perceived to the nose. Aftertaste is a lingering hop bitterness with a touch of sweetness on the lips. 4.0
M Thick, syrupy but not to an extreme. This big (7.25% ABV), bittersweet beer has a feel to match. 4.0
D One and done for me and this will be my only beer tonight. 3.5
03-04-2010 03:26:34 | More by adamette
3.98/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours a slightly hazy honey brown color with a very nice tight white head that is settling extremely slowly. Nice rocky head. The aroma is a nice citrus/grapefruit hop aroma. Very juicy. The taste is of grapefruit hops, a bit of pine and asprin. There is a noticable malt presence but it takes a way backseat to the malt, can't really distinguish it in the flavor. A nice moderate feel with soft to tingley carbonation, which gives the brew a smooth feel. However, the asprin like characteristics lead to a very dry brew, which is a negative in my book. A very nice hoppy IPA. Has some real nice hop flavors but the asprin characteristics kill it for me a bit.
07-26-2009 04:59:50 | More by Gmann
3.98/5 rDev -6.4%
Bomber poured into a tumbler.. thanks to alexd3891 for the trade! Lots of live yeast in this one!
- Copper penny color, slightly cloudy.. nice finger of white head that goes quickly to a nice thin layer of lace all around.
- Strong aroma.. dark malts, caramel.. alcohol, and a bitter pine-like hop. Slightly floral.. smells balanced.
- Different from a lot of other IPA's.. a nice bright citrus flavor.. bit of pine.. smooth and sweet caramel malt backbone.. and very floral.
- A nice cool shock to the mouth.. little chewy, some resins leaving a bitter taste.
- Rather strong and warming.. but very drinkable. A good unique and original west coast IPA.
04-02-2009 22:46:57 | More by Docer
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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