AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

3,137 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,137
Reviews: 1,152
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 421
Gots: 298 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002)
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Davihaw
3/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of terence
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Fresh
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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!

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

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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!!!

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of snaotheus
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle pouredinto a large mug

Pours yellow-orange, slightly cloudy, medium sized white head. Fair amount of carbonation. Smell is very pretty, flowery, sweet, some citrus rind. Very nice.

Taste is hoppy bitterness -- pine and grapefruit zest, with a mild flowery sweetness in the background to mellow it out.

Mouthfeel is light, a little watery. Overall, this is quite good.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,137 ratings.