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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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3,281 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,281
Reviews: 1,177
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 437
Gots: 358 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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Ratings: 3,281 | Reviews: 1,177
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4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber into a pint glass

A - copperish color, aggressive pour produces a lot of foam, retains for quite a while, lots of lacing.

S - lots of effervescent citrus. Lemon dominates, orange, some tropical notes as well.

T - follows the nose, light bodied citrus with a very clean and slight malt backbone. Just enough malt to give some body to the hops. Everything is sort of a passive flavor, in a good way. Easy drinking, nothing really comes out and tries to bowl you over. Great light citrus flavor throughout.

M - nice. Medium carb medium body, little bit of oily hoppiness from the hops leaves a nice aftertaste.

O - really a very good IPA. Not a stunner, but something I would order consistently if it were available where I am. Would love to try it on tap.

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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Finally trying this after numerous fly-bys.

Pours a very nice dark amber colored ale. Almost peach. Big fluffy off-white head. Impressive. Mucho sediment on the bottom of bottle.

The smell has a lot of tangerine, orange, pine, pineapple and floral whiffs. Light hops.

The taste is very balanced. Fruity and hoppy on the first taste with a well done malt backbone to even out the ride. Light bittering, salivating aftertaste. I must say I am very impressed with the balance here. They nailed it for the style.

Big and chewy mouthfeel.

Overall I was very impressed with the entire session. This IPA is very well done. The balance of the malt and hops is almost to perfection. A lot of IPA's are leaning on either side but the Alesmith crew schooled the competition in this style. Very refreshing and ABV is well done for enjoying more than one at a session. Bravo.

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5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy apricot glazed amber with a quickly disappearing head..The aroma was extremely piney and had strong notes of wet freshly cut grass, grapefruit...starts with a nice balanced bitter grapefruit flavor, showing subtle piney notes but remaining quite balanced. I used to think this beer was more over the top, but its surprisingly balanced..maybe a tad bit too much...maybe....Alcohol is completely hidden though...and its not as sticky as some IPAs can be. A really good IPA, one of my favorites.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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