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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

2,897 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,897
Reviews: 1,136
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 408
Gots: 237 | 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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gonuts31

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2011 14:59:56 | More by gonuts31
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-26-2012 21:39:08 | More by KAF
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MarioM

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2012 15:59:13 | More by MarioM
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-10-2012 01:58:18 | More by Horbar
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timeo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-04-2013 20:59:26 | More by timeo
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-30-2013 16:10:48 | More by davemathews68
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-14-2013 13:17:22 | More by EJJ1848
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-23-2013 23:32:04 | More by Sparky44
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-13-2012 17:51:28 | More by comfortablynirm
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CSpoons

Delaware

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-14-2014 02:09:50 | More by CSpoons
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-22-2013 14:35:27 | More by XmnwildX12
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

09-10-2013 15:10:56 | More by tubbnik
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garuda

Pennsylvania

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
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-08-2014 03:12:31 | More by UcDru
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

06-26-2013 23:01:59 | More by RKing44
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-13-2013 20:15:24 | More by athomasPSU
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eulerthegrape

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-01-2013 19:04:15 | More by eulerthegrape
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Lucnifter

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-30-2014 06:09:58 | More by Lucnifter
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JesseLara

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-18-2014 21:57:38 | More by JesseLara
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TomD

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-20-2013 00:15:20 | More by TomD
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-08-2011 07:09:36 | More by kornkid8600
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-21-2013 13:48:46 | More by dgherm
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adamette

Ohio

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
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Gmann

New York

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
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Docer

Washington

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
95 out of 100 based on 2,897 ratings.