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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

2,922 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,922
Reviews: 1,137
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 411
Gots: 241 | 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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mjrex77

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-26-2014 19:18:17 | More by mjrex77
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SallyBirkhart

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

pours a cloudy apricot glazed amber with a quickly disappearing head..The aroma was extremely piney and had strong notes of wet freshly cut grass, grapefruit...starts with a nice balanced bitter grapefruit flavor, showing subtle piney notes but remaining quite balanced. I used to think this beer was more over the top, but its surprisingly balanced..maybe a tad bit too much...maybe....Alcohol is completely hidden though...and its not as sticky as some IPAs can be.

04-02-2012 18:43:33 | More by SallyBirkhart
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-10-2013 17:38:24 | More by jak
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-04-2013 19:38:08 | More by CoolEthan
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-18-2013 19:07:28 | More by DIPAFAN
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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-02-2013 01:15:49 | More by cwelsh55
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2013 19:49:25 | More by BMan33
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tmarq9

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-18-2011 02:13:54 | More by tmarq9
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kiki3drt292

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-17-2014 00:56:04 | More by kiki3drt292
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bpackertx

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-15-2011 01:45:38 | More by bpackertx
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Oidmoe

Austria

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-26-2014 17:23:01 | More by Oidmoe
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poorbuthappy

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.9%

07-28-2014 01:01:42 | More by poorbuthappy
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roger617

Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-06-2014 02:37:46 | More by roger617
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kasper

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Bottle about 2 months old.

A: Pours a near translucent amber. Small, frothy banana cream-colored head sits atop a mass of tiny bubbles which leave horizontal lacing legs on the glass.

S: Sweet grapefruit citrus on the initial chilled pour with hints of fresh red ripe fruits in the background and maybe some pineapple. As it warms a bit, aromas of pine resin surface. Overall a sweet citrusy smell.

T: Predominately sweet bready malts up front, some citrus and then a a fragrant, almost pungent cross between floral and pine bitters on the finish. Lingering bitterness.

M: Good body...a bit slick and oily, moderate carbonation, tingly bubbles on the tongue.

D: Lots of bitterness going on here, but a really nice IPA. Drinkability is fairly good, though I'm not sure you'd want to pound these back one after another. This has nothing on Pliny's smoothness IMHO, which has a tad higher ABV.

11-11-2008 03:06:24 | More by kasper
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DBloom451


4/5  rDev -5.9%

03-03-2012 17:39:51 | More by DBloom451
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-15-2011 04:58:41 | More by rab53
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RyanCrawford

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-03-2014 05:47:50 | More by RyanCrawford
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Mgm54

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

08-20-2014 00:47:10 | More by Mgm54
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mbula163

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-28-2012 01:19:33 | More by mbula163
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boot11222

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-27-2012 02:33:48 | More by boot11222
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chickencoop

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

Poured a deep gold with a huge chunky head, very inviting on this frigid night. Smell were sweet hops typical of you west coast IPA. Taste was better than I expected, the hops balance nicely with the malty finish. Thehigh ABV was masked bu the balance. This was a better than expected beer and would totaly pick this up again.

12-08-2009 02:25:40 | More by chickencoop
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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

02-04-2013 04:33:09 | More by RWNay
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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
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,922 ratings.