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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

2,956 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,956
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 414
Gots: 251 | FT: 8
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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4.25/5  rDev 0%

jsh420, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

spycow, Jan 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Bonis, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Brandywine
3.96/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured a clear orange amber with a fingers worth of white head. Big bubbles.

Smell: Pineapple, mango, peach, guava, honey, sweet citrus like a candied orange. Subtle pine. Huge sweet tropical fruit notes. Smells amazing.

Taste: Lemon, resinous notes. Intense citrus. Grapefruit. The tropical fruits that were screaming on the nose are very subtle on the tongue. The bitterness from the hops is balanced nicely by a solid malt backbone. Tropical fruits come out more as it warms up. There's notes of mango.

Mouthfeel: Medium with light carbonation.

Overall: This really failed to live up to the nose, which was fantastic. Overall I found the taste too citrus forward given its lack of complexity. Still good but disappointing.

Brandywine, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

sirsteve42, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Jspriest, Jan 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

fredmugs, Jan 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

RedneckBeerz, Jan 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

miadw3, Jan 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

jeff1973, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

tomholland, Jan 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

AntLeatherface, Jan 08, 2013
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4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

IPA - AleSmith Brewing Co.

A- light amber color, two finger head, good lacing

S- huge citrus scent, balances out with a sweetness, pine throughout

T- pine and citrus, some malt, hops in the end

M- has a bit of a bite to it at first, finishes smooth, carbonation is spot on

D- very drinkable, carbonation makes you want to keep sipping and not put down

O- excellent beer, IPAs are my favorite and this is one of the best I have had

da_beers, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bigred89, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

chefduff2, Jan 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

kbrown, Jan 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

tekpneu, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ryanpj, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

enelson, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into snifter glass.

reviewed 01/03/13.

Appearance: yellow bodied beer with big 2 fingers of white head. Good retention and lace.

Smell: big citrus nose, oranges, oranges, and more oranges. some grapefruit notes. tropical fruits and floral notes. bready and sweet malts.

Taste: Also sorts of oranges! A hint of grapefruits and tropical fruits, mango, papaya. A touch of pine on the back end. Malt backbone is fortifying without getting in the way of the hops. Good balance and nice complexity with the citrisy hop profile! Mild to moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: low end of medium bodied beer. Moderate carbonation. This beer is so bright, fresh, and clean. It drink effortlessly smooth.

Overall: This is a crazy good regular offering from Alesmith! Love the fact the the hops are bo big without being overly bitter. It drinks so easily, I could see people knocking down a bomber of this beer themselves without a problem.

4DAloveofSTOUT, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

mikem0487, Jan 03, 2013
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nyclee, Jan 01, 2013
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,956 ratings.