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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

3,191 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,191
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 421
Gots: 318 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden amber slightly hazy with a tawny foamy head that persists until glass is empty and leaves thick lacing. Super attractive, unbelievable lacing.

Smells of tangerines, pine resin and caramel malt.

Taste is citrus fruit like tangelos and tangerines, light pine resin, light tropical notes, mildly bitter overall with a definite malt backbone here that is bready-caramelly in character. Finish seems a little more bitter along with grapefruit and orange rind flavors. Yet once again a smooth creamy malt keeps it in check.

Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice level of carbonation. Very nicely crafted body/beer here.

Overall is very drinkable and tasty IPA, thirst quenching.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 650 ml bottle (bottled October 2, 2013) into a tulip.

A-A slightly aggressive pour produces three fingers of eggshell-colored head with good (four-plus minutes) retention. Lacing is also impressive with chunky rings on the glass. The beer is sort-of mundane beneath, however, with an orange-golden hue and some fine carbonation visible in the liquid.

S-The smell is juicy with suggestions of peach, orange citrus zest, mango, hints of herbs, and a toasted bready malt. Bitterness is medium. A nice and inviting aroma.

T-The taste loses much of the juicy fruit in favor of a somewhat harsh and medicinal alcoholic note. The hops are vegetal, herbal, earthy, and possess only a trace of the fruit I got on the nose. The malts are more prevalent, too, but I wouldn't call this one balanced. The finish is long, drying, and earthy.

M-The feel is medium heft with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a slightly dank feel, but it doesn't ever get oily.

O-While this brew impresses with looks and smell, the taste was a letdown. It is somewhat harsh and disjointed. It is as if the beer has an identity crisis between being a juicy, west-coast IPA and a bitter, pine-forward English IPA. The West Coast style emerges on the nose, but neither style comes out on the palate. I don't know where all the delicious fruit that I smell went when I drank this beer, but I miss it.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,191 ratings.