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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

2,843 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,843
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 222 | 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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littlebeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-08-2013 07:35:28 | More by littlebeer
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-08-2013 03:16:42 | More by leftoverburrito
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-07-2013 23:47:18 | More by cadaugherty
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-07-2013 03:26:20 | More by DmanGTR
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KillaB

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-07-2013 00:18:49 | More by KillaB
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Topher78

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-07-2013 00:01:31 | More by Topher78
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lsummers

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap it has a fantastic one finger white head that leaves some sticky lacing. A hint of cloudy golden color.

Smell is well balanced with a tropical fruit slightly pine hop note with some slight cereal grain and caramel sweetness. Mostly the hops shine through, but do so very nicely.

Tastes of grape fruity herbal slightly piney hops with some great caramel malts. Well balanced and highly drinkable. Each sip is better than the last.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly sticky. Somewhat viscous. Medium carbonation keeps this one drinkable.

Overall, this ones a fantastic west coast ipa. Well balanced, interesting, and tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2013 17:56:02 | More by lsummers
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MrVonzipper

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-05-2013 08:55:13 | More by MrVonzipper
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-04-2013 20:57:10 | More by schopenhauerale
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-04-2013 19:38:08 | More by CoolEthan
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blee107

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-04-2013 16:51:45 | More by blee107
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-03-2013 20:02:47 | More by josephwa
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KevinmusPrime

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-03-2013 17:48:50 | More by KevinmusPrime
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow-orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, mango, piney hops and burnt caramel malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, grapefruit, mango (very tropical), some piney hops and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 20:40:31 | More by SebD
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Fish

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-02-2013 19:58:48 | More by Fish
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Pete27lax

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-02-2013 17:22:40 | More by Pete27lax
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arfenhouse

California

3.71/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like I bought an older bottle... lots of yeast sediment floating around.

A: Hazy copper with off-white head. Retention is good with a bit of spotted lacing.

S: Spicy hop, orange, some peach, and a good amount of sweet malt.

T: The age shows up here: has a good amount of caramel malt but the hop profile is lacking. A bit watery (no apparent flavor) around the middle. A touch (barely) of tangerine and some pine in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with medium full carbonation. Good dryness.

O: Wish they had some sort of dating information on the bottle. Still decent despite being an old bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 07:37:51 | More by arfenhouse
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dbattey

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-01-2013 05:32:58 | More by dbattey
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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
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.