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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

3,021 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,021
Reviews: 1,146
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 412
Gots: 266 | FT: 9
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%

frozenjogurt, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-10-28 in Lititz, PA at the Bull's Head.

A - Mildly hazy sunset orange with a 1-finger, pillowy white head and moderate lacing.

S - Some pineapple, pine and vegetal hop buds. Light malt. Not as aromatic as when I had it from the bottle.

T - Pine, hop forward, light caramel malt, citrus flesh and red grapefruit juice. The pine and grapefruit hang in the aftertaste.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Smooth, moderately, resinous and prickly.

O - Not as powerful in the aroma or taste departments as I remember it from a fresh bottle. Who knows, perhaps my senses have been despoiled by a year of (IPA) living dangerously. For example, Fat Head's Head Hunter is stronger (and better) in the taste and aroma departments. I enjoyed it this time around but wasn't blown away. You'll have this.

Tucquan, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

John11486, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

dozier77, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

johnpz168, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

diablo14, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jschott75, Jul 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Tackle42, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

BYOFB, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

KevinmusPrime, May 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jeremy6566, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ObiWanKushnobi, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

smooth_aleing, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Yabev15, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

musicman575, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Stephenjtorres, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Roudy, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

22Blue, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Zuidman, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

LaChupacabra, Feb 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Swaino, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

groleau, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Kylemif, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber poured into a pint glass. The initial pour lead to an explosion of foam that would not settle. You could almost cut it off with a knife. The beer itself is a cloudy copper with a head that will not quit and leaves a massive trail of lacing as it slowly recedes. The over-carbonation almost detracts from the beer because I can not get a good pour.

The smell is mostly hops: pine and more pine with hint of grapefruit. This is a fine smelling IPA. You can smell the pale malts underneath the hops. The taste is a smack of upfront hops and ends with an astringent bitter end. The malts do balance this out, but is more about the pine hops than anything else. Good long bitter aftertaste as well.

The mouth feel is medium and coats the mouth with hop oil. The over-carbonation comes back in a negative way for me in the mouth feel. Overall, this is a very good IPA, but to me it has a bit of harshness to it. I am not sure if it is the rush of carbonation or the bitterness. I would definitely drink this regularly if it were available to me, but it is not in my top 5 IPAs.

ddarden, Nov 02, 2006
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,021 ratings.