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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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3,018 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,018
Reviews: 1,145
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 412
Gots: 266 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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Photo of da_beers
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
Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

bigred89, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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

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

tekpneu, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of ryanpj
4/5  rDev -5.9%

ryanpj, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

enelson, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
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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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

iKasey, Jan 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

DruClark, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of nyclee
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

nyclee, Jan 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

PthPndr, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Davihaw
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Davihaw, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of terence
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

terence, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Fresh
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Fresh, Dec 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

tdmccarthy, Dec 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

djaeon, Dec 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

Big_V, Dec 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

csmartin6, Dec 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

markhobbs1, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really citrusy ipa. pours mostly clear copper color with a big tall delicate looking white lacey head that leaves trails after each sip. the nose is all grapefruit, bittersweet. the malt profile is rather unremarkable in both smell and taste, which is okay for me in this one, because it does what it has to while allowing a very unique and attention commanding hop bouquet to shine. again grapefruit is the main taste note, but there also something else acidic in here, maybe lemon, maybe pomelo. i really love the finish of this, which is as fruity as it is bitter, refreshing but dry, and with an alcohol content that cannot be tasted in the slightest. the feel is equally exuberant, with robust carbonation that tickles the tongue on every sip. body is medium to fuller, but the bubbles make it seem lighter than that, and a bomber of this is a joy to drink, wish i had two!

StonedTrippin, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of VonThinker
4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first review on this Xanadu of a beer site!!

22 Oz brown bottle, 7.25 % ABV, a fine Xmas gift from my bro

A : Pours a fairly clear, copper-amber, decent head of about 1 finger with off-white tone

S : Citrus is there, and pine prevails, perhaps also a mild honey scent

T : The hop bite is there but quickly develops into a crisp, citrusy-pine blend. Finishes a bit dry but lingers pleasantly on the back third of the tongue. The last half of the bottle transforms into a more earthy type taste as well

M : Medium body, light carbonation, not overpowering. Somewhat oily feel lingers a bit but the fine taste prevails

O: A fine IPA that I would definitely seek out again, reminiscent of Lake Placid UBU but far less of a potent feel

VonThinker, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Finatic, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: bottle
1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden, with a nice white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O - This one is great!! I think what make this beer so good is the fine line of not over-doing 'it' in any particular area (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level). VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

scootpolute, Dec 26, 2012
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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