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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

3,277 Ratings
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95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,277
Reviews: 1,176
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 435
Gots: 355 | 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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Ratings: 3,277 | Reviews: 1,176
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3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A: Four fingers of tight, tight head (first time using the glass...did I pour it right? Some carbonation. Great retention. Heavy lacing.

S: Dryish, piney hops. Hint of earthy onion. Pleasant, but unremarkable.

T: Identical to the smell. With a lemon twist.

M: Thin, crisp, and tasty. Lightly dry on the end.

O: I was expecting a lot more from this beer. It's very drinkable, very pleasant, but perhaps too unassuming.

4/10/2014 EDIT: Much better on tap.

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4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: translucent golden color, bright white head. Lacy legs.

Aroma: citrus, pine, tropical fruits, tangerine, flowery hops, slight malt backbone.

Taste: pine, grapefruit, citrus, orange flowers, grassiness, touch of sweetness and bread.

***Perfectly balanced, not the biggest hop punch, but doesn't leave your palate bruised and beaten, lending a great deinkability.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber to specialty ipa glass, no freshness date

Pours a clear shallow gold with minimal carbonation and a finger and a half of foam, pretty good retention. Smells of strong hops, thick citrus and pine with a nice sweet malt. Taste follows the nose well, nice hoppy profile balanced well with a pale citrus malt. Feel is a little light bodied with a nice crisp and bitter bite, good bitter finished. Overall this is balanced too well for my taste, I like my ipas a lot more on the hoppy side, from a balanced point of view it's great

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,277 ratings.