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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

2,825 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,825
Reviews: 1,131
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 216 | 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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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2013 03:16:16 | More by lupercmda
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chefbrew211

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-30-2013 23:49:42 | More by chefbrew211
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Obsidian

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

04-30-2013 20:24:45 | More by Obsidian
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-30-2013 02:04:15 | More by BillRoth
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Abio

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-29-2013 14:19:51 | More by Abio
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got one of these for $6.50 from Halftime beverage. Poured into a pint glass.

A - A fairly clear orange yellow with a solid 1/4 inch of head that sticks around with some great lacing. Some floaties throughout so it's either a tad old or bottle conditioned.
S - Some piney hops, touch of English tea like malts, a bit of gram cracker, and more piney hops.
T - Has a solid hop presence kind of like Dogfish head's 60 minute. The hops do cling to the palate and has a sweet enough crystal malt and gram cracker like malt presence to keep it from being too bitter. A very approachable IPA.
M - Great balanced bitterness meets a light to medium body. Goes down smooth.

Overall I could see why this got such great reviews. Heck I almost drank a full glass by the end of this review. Not the cheapest IPA but a very tasty one worth trying at least once. Psyched to try the nut brown and X pale ale I got also.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:31:59 | More by DrDemento456
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tswater

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-28-2013 06:39:45 | More by tswater
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-28-2013 03:40:47 | More by whiterapid
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Devilman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-27-2013 23:08:48 | More by Devilman
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Tunoso

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-27-2013 06:17:22 | More by Tunoso
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bpasquini

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-27-2013 00:21:00 | More by bpasquini
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Matt_Rodgers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-26-2013 16:52:16 | More by Matt_Rodgers
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-25-2013 01:12:09 | More by HopChef44
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2013 20:33:21 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2013 02:22:24 | More by gpblackgt
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mattst

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2013 00:49:39 | More by mattst
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incubuscience

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -35.3%

04-23-2013 15:57:04 | More by incubuscience
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dctriman

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-23-2013 03:17:30 | More by dctriman
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jealmanzar

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

04-22-2013 11:52:03 | More by jealmanzar
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-22-2013 11:51:52 | More by Kenai4
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Beergelden

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

04-22-2013 11:10:52 | More by Beergelden
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AndrewSmith

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

04-22-2013 06:09:20 | More by AndrewSmith
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SLeffler27

New York

4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with occasional carbonation under a three inch, off-white foam that slowly turns creamy as it settles to one inch, leaving a uniform film of webbing on a Cisco Fisheye pint glass.

Big pine aroma with orange mixed in. This is not subtle at all and warms to add a creamsicle aroma.

The flavor is quite subdued, given the aroma. Bitter with prominent grapefruit and mild light tea. There is almost no finish for about 20 seconds, then a mild bitterness comes out.

Soft carbonation and a light-to-medium body combine to leave a slight texture and a slight metallic sensation.

This is a very approachable IPA which delivers the full experience without being extreme. One coule easily enjoy a full bomber with pulled pork on a bitterly cold winter’s day.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 21:15:18 | More by SLeffler27
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

04-20-2013 19:02:33 | More by DerekMorgan
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GiveMeBeerToDrink

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2013 05:09:49 | More by GiveMeBeerToDrink
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,825 ratings.