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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

2,837 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,837
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 221 | FT: 6
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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Enola

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Obtained via Double Trouble BIF.

This beer is a nice orange with a thick white head. There is some lacing. The smell is sweet and citrusy. The taste is bitter and sweet. A good ipa. The mouthfeel is smooth and the abv is not evident at all. The drinkability is good as I am finishing the bomber with ease. I may try to obtain more of this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 21:50:35 | More by Enola
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Callmecoon

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-29-2011 07:17:07 | More by Callmecoon
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

AleSmith IPA

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Nice looking amber brew, with a full finger of off white head. Head settled to dusting. Nice lacing...

S) Pleasantly piney, bit of grapefruit, and tropical fruit sweetness that becomes more pronounced with a little warmth. Quite nice...

T) Follows the nose nicely... Good balance with the malt, but the bitterness from the hops definitely shines.

M) Medium bodied... Mild carbonation, with plenty of sticky piney coating. Crisp and refreshing, with a dry finish. Nice aftertaste....

O) This is a very good IPA... Glad to have AleSmith in Wisconsin. This one will definitely find it's way into my refrigerator again in the near future.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 19:58:17 | More by RoamingGnome
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Ri0

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled 22 days ago.

A - Beautiful, opaque orange and gold color with a two finger creamy head with good retention and splotchy lacing.

S - Citrus, grapefruit and orange, and perhaps a little bit of tropical hops. Hints of pine, bread and honey for sweetness.

T - Very hoppy and piney, but nicely balanced. Citrus and tropical fruit, a mild sweetness, small amounts of grapefruit peel, orange zest, and a substantial but very well blended bready malt with honey.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth and oily feel. A nice drinking IPA.

O - Great IPA that reminds me of a combination between Two Hearted and Stone Ruination.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 20:28:01 | More by Ri0
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-15-2012 22:28:25 | More by pearljam118
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cavedave

New York

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Live review.

An almost white, two finger head relaxes to a thick cap that lasts, and leaves some crankin' lace arms hugging the inside of the mini snifter.

Despite purposely choosing my aroma capturer snifter, this has but a light/medium aroma, but a good'un. Neutral sweet, slightest grain, and varieties of sweet citrus mingling with some grassy floral. Nice.

Fourteen ounces (or so) in and I have a handle on what makes this so fucking delicious. It is the littlest bit of lemony, Sorachi Ace-like flavor that is behind a clean mix of grainy sweet and citrus hop complexity. Orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and the lemon, this touches all the bases. This would be a higher taste grade if it finished a bit cleaner and more bitter. It gets some piney dry going, but could be epic with more.

Mouthfeel this beer's best feature. Low carb.,very viscous, pretty fucking clean for it, and a finish just short of amazing. Quite refreshing and interesting.

Too bad for this beer so many great, I say again GREAT, IPA made in this country now, or this would be the best IPA ever. As it is the list is right, at least ten even more excellent. A must try for lovers of this style!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 23:09:39 | More by cavedave
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watermelonman

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is one pretty beer. It poured to a great light orange and copper color with a medium head that lasted very well. Lace is everywhere and looks very nice.

The smell is strong and nice, if somewhat plain. The taste is very good, bringing hops through and through. There's no question what the star is in this bottle. The mouthfeel is very appealing while drinkability takes a small hit for the respectable strength.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2005 05:58:57 | More by watermelonman
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-28-2013 00:27:26 | More by JCam9981
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

03-31-2013 14:03:16 | More by BeastLU
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Mark

California

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A deep amber body was topped by an immense pillowy head. Scattered lacing adorned the glass. Nice hoppy aroma was not overpowering, just right. Very hoppy taste profile was at the same time quite smooth. Bittering was just right, bottle conditioning shined brightly on this one. Nice smooth mouthfeel reminded one of cask. Pretty powerful, but nice and drinkable nontheless. Good beer. Thanks to Rkhaze, a great guy who works at the Whole Foods I shop at. I'm glad he thought of me when in San Diego recently.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2004 03:01:20 | More by Mark
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

01-20-2013 20:39:12 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

02-28-2014 00:50:44 | More by beersdmf17
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hoppymeal

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice murky burnt orange to copper color, nice and cloudy with a good sized off white light tan head. Nice citrusy hop aroma, grapefruit with a little lemony tanginess, tangerine and a little trpoical mango aroma there as well. Citrusy hoppiness comes thru well in the taste with a soft candy like malty sweetness behind balancing it. A hint of warming alcohol becomes evident as the beer approaches room temp. Light to medium in body with a bite of alcohol and hoppiness in the finish, a delayed dryness on the tongue. Good solid IPA, may not be the best I've had but definitely a fine example.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2007 23:31:05 | More by hoppymeal
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atigerlife

Hawaii

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden/orange, slightly hazy. Nice slightly off white fluffy head. Yeast floating in brew [beer slightly shaken prior to pouring].

Aroma is wonderful. Quite strong hops, sweet, flowery, orange. Nice.

Taste is hops, floral, ctirus, malts. Slightly sweet. This is just wonderful stuff. Very impressive.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, very dry, nicely cleansing. Somewhat creamy.

Overall, this is a very impressive brew. Very, very drinkable. Nicely balanced and tremendous flavor.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 02:06:17 | More by atigerlife
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-01-2013 05:42:57 | More by HumphreyLee
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dgeebs07

New York

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-02-2012 21:00:47 | More by dgeebs07
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

03-13-2013 18:25:50 | More by Focusf111
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

01-25-2012 15:59:31 | More by throwback
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yergermeister

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-18-2012 15:11:55 | More by yergermeister
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Artjsantos

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-20-2013 23:37:31 | More by Artjsantos
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

4.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle via ncvbc

A: Semi-hazy dark golden body under a huge fizzy, but thicker than anticipated, white head. Pretty good lace and the head will not go away. Almost finished with my first pint and the head has gone to about half the size it was on original pour.

S: Great citrusy aroma. Oranges and lemon peel, grapefruit. Excellent noise.

T: Wow. Usually the hops you get in the nose aren't always the hops you get on the tongue. This beer however delivers. Hops stay citrusy. Lemon peel and grapefruit with some subtle hints of the malt backbone. Bitterness is in perfect balance with the hop citrus flavor. Dry finish with the a great warming feeling as it goes down. This is one damn tasting fine AIPA.

M/D: Smooth and velvety, just like the bottle says. A light to medium body. Carbonation is a tad high, but the beer so damn near perfect. Drinkability is almost perfect as well. The 7.25% isn't that high and I could see my self drinking this all night. This is almost certainly the best AIPA I have every had.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2007 00:22:51 | More by NCSUdo
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

07-21-2013 02:39:43 | More by abcramer
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev 0%

06-23-2013 01:11:26 | More by CesarLopes
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Googs

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-28-2012 21:43:28 | More by Googs
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-15-2011 01:25:29 | More by jjheinrichs
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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