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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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3,021 Ratings

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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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

TheDrunkenDeer, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

allentownpaguy, Sep 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

JxExM, Apr 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

gspeer711, Nov 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Amerikon, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of billab914
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a nice frothy white head. Laced nicely down the glass and the head lasted through the glass. Very good looking beer. Aroma is strong with the citrus and grapefruit hops which smell excellant. I love the taste of this beer, the hops are nicely done a lot of the citrus and grapefruit flavors and not extremely bitter. This is right up there with the best IPA's I have ever tried. I would buy this frequently if I could. Very drinkable, enjoying the bomber myself today watching some football.

billab914, Nov 15, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

makasi, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

iparaez, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of BenwayPHD
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Pours a light yellow color with a one finger thick white head. Smells of pine, pineapple, mango, orange peel, the slight burn of alcohol. Taste is grapefruit and a lingering resin bitterness.

BenwayPHD, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Wizzman, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

afsdan, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bobthehuman, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of SShelly
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear light gold, low bright white head.

Aroma is citrus and Bright, very sharp.

Flavor has a nice sharp bitterness that's followed by more bright citrus, leaves a light bitterness in the mouth, amazing hop flavor.

Light in the mouth, med carb, extremely drinkable. Just damn tasty.

SShelly, Mar 27, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

rflips86, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of cbak999
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired in a trade with mulletgrab...thanks!

A - pours a clear, bright orange with a small white head.

S - loads of piney and citrusy hops.

T - Citrus with a great piney aftertaste. Hops dominate here. Not much malt here...hops rule!

D - very drinkable...another IPA I could drink any day of the year. This one is exceptional.

I would definitely seek this beer out if I could buy it locally. I love it!!

cbak999, Sep 13, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

prender1482, Mar 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

petermethot, Jun 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

einman, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

twenteone, Jun 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Citrus-pine aroma, man this is one for the hopheads, amber-yellow color with alot of yeast floating around, very hoppy yet balanced as well, man this is one hell of an IPA, so for I really like this brewery.

maxpower, Nov 21, 2002
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Delerium glass. Beer suggested by Dee at Bobby's liquor, Santa Clara, big thanks!

A - Golden amber, with slight head, very standard for and IPA

S - Little citrus, little floral, good amount of hops. West coast, so pine in there as well, of course

T - This is where it gets unique. Awesome combination of pine, citrus, and floral, just as in the aroma. The real key is the balance of hops, bitterness, and texture. The beer is unbelievably smooth, one of the smoothest IPAs i have ever drank

M - Solid carbonation, maybe even a little more than most IPAs. Again, very smooth

O - Incredible beer. One of my all time favorite IPAs. I will definitely be buying another.

grannun, May 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

doce3135, Oct 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

MikeConklin, May 09, 2012
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to pretzelcity for including this in the Support Your Team BIF.

Appearance: Pours an amber copper color, with a full, creamy, off-white head. Great retention, and sticky lacing all over the side of the glass.

Smell: Great, full hop aroma. The smooth citrus notes are well balanced with some tingly pine. Grapefruit and orange rind provide the fullest part of the aroma.

Taste: The full hop flavor is in control the whole time, but it does allow the malt to provide a good foil up front. Caramel bready malt provides a sweet base for the juicy hops to explode on the palette. Grapefruit and orange provide the most pop, and the pine notes add another level of complexity.

Mouthfeel: Nearly silky smooth, there is a slight graininess, but nothing that takes away from each sip. The generous hop flavors and full malt bill contribute to a fuller than average body. Bigger than a regular IPA, smaller than a DIPA.

Drinkability: This is a well-balanced, full IPA with a great hop bill. I wish I had access to this more often.

KickInTheChalice, Oct 11, 2010
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,021 ratings.