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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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3,194 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,194
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 422
Gots: 320 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I git this bottle in a kind of a trade some weeks ago. I like this style and was very curious how Alesmith makes this one. And i have to say that they did a spendid job!

Poured in a small Duvel tasting glass this beer started perfect. Head and colour like a ipa should show itself, very very nice.

Smell is nice with some pineapple, lemon, grass...just good.

Taste is with the expecteb bitterness but they kept in in the boundaries..

Love this one and would like to get more...

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange-golden with a big white white head. Aroma is resinous, citrus and its rind, pine, and a slight hit of some bread. Flavor follows suit, finishing nice and dry. Decent amount of bitterness. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a nice IPA. Glad to see it here in Colorado, will drink again when I see it on tap.

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4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber, bottled 8/22/2013. About 3 weeks old.

A: Copper body with no haze. Soapy head with nice retention and lacing.

S: Tropical fruit from a hop overload, faint hint of caramel malt.

T: Tons of hop flavor without being too bitter. Light malt backbone typical of the style.

M: Great carbonation. Sessionable.

O: An excellent West Coast IPA. Reminds me a little of Lagunitas Sucks and Stone IPA. Which is high praise from me.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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3/5  rDev -29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.27/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bomber of this from City Swiggers, even though there was an Elysian tasting going on.
This poured a shady straw color with a dense head. It oddly smelt like honeydew meets malt. It was't what h was expecting but it was extremely pleasing. The taste had citrus hop characteristics with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Kind of bitter on the aftertaste though. The carbonation tingles on your tongue.

A very classic example of a West Coast IPA with hops as the star.

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this on Nitro Tap at City Beer in SF. This was my first ever IPA on Nitro. The Nitro made a great beer even better by smoothing out the hoppiness and providing the milky start that nitro lovers love. If you see it on Nitro tap, I highly recommend you pull the trigger.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,194 ratings.