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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

3,241 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,241
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 433
Gots: 343 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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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

This one of the best IPA I have had. It is very hoppy in the West Coast style. In does have good balance if you like the scale tilted towards the hop side.

I would drink this beer again if I can find it. Not available in Indianapolis, I found it in Cincinnati last year I went to get this year and no luck.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear, pale orange. Just a touch of amber haze. Thick, slightly off white head. Nice lacing all the way down. Everything I've come to expect from a great IPA.

S - Nice strong aroma, of citrusy, floral hops, with a touch of pine at the end. Also some sweet malt mixed in. A slight alcohol smell at the end.

T - Very much like the smell, but with quite a bitter punch too. Bitterness doesn't linger very long though. Definitely leans towards the citrusy / grapefruit flavor combo, with less of the piney notes. Picking up on a slight spicy, medicinal, minty aftertaste. Caramel malts are nice, fresh and clean and definitely present to make a good backbone. Not super complex, very well balanced.

M - Very clean and crisp. Not too thick, not too thin, creamy. Pretty light carbonation.

O - A very nice example of a hoppy and bitter, yet well balanced IPA. I appreciate the malts that are going on here, though I tend to prefer a little less bitterness and a little more complexity to the hop aroma/flavors - so it doesn't quite reach the status of my all-time favorites. Definitely recommend and would get it again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Onh bottle.Awesome Ipa.One of my favourite beers.Medium body.Medium carbonation.Yellow and orange colour with a medium white head.Very clean.Smell with floral, citrus and other fruits.Resinous hops in flavor with another fruits notes, tropical and citrus.Really ejoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the Toronado in San Diego.

A - Golden and hazy with and a small white head and loads of lacing.

S - Citrusy and piney hops dominate.

T - Citrusy and piney hop flavors with a surprising balance of toasted malt. The malt adds a semi sweet, bready quality to the experience. It ends with a slight lingering bitterness that makes you want more. This was my first AleSmith IPA on tap and I think it was much better than in the bottle.

M - Creamy and smooth with a low carbonation.

D - A balanced and complex beer. I really like this IPA.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,241 ratings.