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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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2,952 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,952
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 413
Gots: 250 | 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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

thinwhiteduke, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jampics2, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jrjj211, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

A= The beer pours a nice looking light amber orange color with a small finger of head on it that holds nice retention and lacing on it. Maybe a little light in color.

S= Fruity smelling. I've been drinking a ton of Furious lately and this is soooo much fruitier. Mango and pineapple come through mostly with less of a "bitter" hop profile. Not much pine but there is a little ripe grapefruit in it.

T= The taste is again in the fruity hop category. Tastes candy like actually. Totally different spectrum than most bitter bombs I've had lately. This isn't nearly as bitter as most IPAs. Great mango and grapefruit flavor. Actually tastes a lot like biting into a nice ripe grapefruit.

M= This is the biggest problem for this beer. The mouth is super thin. The thinnest mouth I've ever had on an IPA.

D= The thin mouth makes me go for sips more often and the flavor doesn't linger long... Great flavor on this one no doubt. A tasty brew indeed. Worth seeking out and is on a totally different end of the spectrum from a bitter bomb so I would prolly buy this regularly if it were avalible to me.

jjanega08, Dec 29, 2010
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Skunkdrool, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of soulgrowl
4/5  rDev -5.9%

Appearance: Tawny, clear orange with mesmerizing bubbles, which sneak up to form a big, foamy hump. The color of the head is kind of similar to flan... and it jiggles like flan, too.

Smell: An interesting salad of hops. Carrots on top of grapefruit with a pine needle garnish and a shake of powdered sugar. There is something in here that smells amazing, and I can't put my finger on it... I think it's the same thing I can't put my finger on in Old Rasputin. Perhaps some kind of hops? There seems to be a lot going on here.

Taste: Toasty malts and white grape juice underscore a very fruity, very bitter, hop character that reallly takes over mid-sip and will not relinquish its throne on your palate. Yum.

Mouthfeel: A bit syrupy. Could be better, but not bad.

Drinkability: This is a mighty fine beer, not quite sessionable due to the slightly higher ABV, but definitely goes down easy. Recommended.

soulgrowl, Mar 28, 2006
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jrnyc, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

bertram, Feb 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

iKrystin, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

darkmoon66, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

AleSmith IPA poured into DFH Signature glass. No bottling date is present on the glass.

A: This one pours a cloudy orange amber. Half finger head that dissipates quickly. Sticky lacing in the glass. Good carbonation rolling off bottle of the glass.

S: Hmm, this smells different from last time trying. Might have lost freshness. Getting some fruity hops but the carmel malts come in a bit more than expected. Breadiness is evident.

T: Nice bitter bite on the tip of tongue. Rich malt smooths it out in the middle of the mouth. Nice rich close, which is very enjoyable.

M: Medium bodied.

O: a very solid offering from AleSmith. First IPA from them. I want to try another that might be a little fresher.

inlimbo77, Aug 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

deekyn, May 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ldhughes3, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

sillyhed8, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

asparkoflife, Feb 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ryanpj, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

caponeduke, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jera1350, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dlepeau, Jan 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

MastaShonuf, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

JimmyTango, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

J_Barrett, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Gunch52, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BeerThursdays, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Rau71, Mar 15, 2013
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,952 ratings.