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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

3,243 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,243
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 433
Gots: 343 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer from cask at Small Bar in SD. I liked it much better than in bottle, and even regular tap.

A - Very fine carbonation as a cask beer. Slightly cloudy (cask beer!), hazy orange gold body. It had a very fluffy white head with great retention and lace. When first poured, it looked like it was on nitro, the carbonation was so fine and took so long to settle.

S - Nice, bright citrus aroma followed by piney fresh woody hops.

T - It had a very strong grapefruit bitterness, and piney notes at the front, followed by a style appropriate bitterness, and a nice lingering piney hop aftertaste.

M - As a cask pour, it had very fine and nice conbonation.

O - On cask, it is a very nice and solid IPA that can hold it's own to Pliney and others. (Like many of this style, I DO wish it were lower in alcohol though.)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up while on vaca in San Diego.

Vibrant amber/orange pour with a frothy two finger head protruding up - thick bubbles leave behind little lacing, it's as if this head wanted to stick with its liquid counterpart as only small splotches of lace remain on the sides of my glass. Smells is piny, resinous, slightly citrusy and the faintest hint of minty spice all forged together to produce an entirely new hop combo I haven't experienced until now - also some sweet notes coming through from both hops and malt. The taste isn't as impressive as the aroma but it is up there, bitter piny hops follow by mellow caramel malt leave an oily sticky feeling on the palate - refreshing crisp and highly drinkable IPA with good carbonation as the bubbles still rise relentlessly from the bottom of my pint glass. As I stare at my score of all 4s I ponder why it says "good" by each category - this beer is better than good, it's fantastic.

Cheers!!

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,243 ratings.