AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -11.1%
Shared a bottle with my wife. I poured into my Allagash tulip a nice Orange color with a fluffy whit head.
The nose is sweet but pungent fresh citrus with a nice floral I suspect simcoe.
The taste is sweet with a mix of fruit hops and hint of toasted caramel malts. The mouth is crisp and finishes with a hint of bitter.
A tasty ipa but taste like a lot like every other California ipa
05-03-2012 00:10:00 | More by bishopdc0
4.15/5 rDev -2.4%
Pours a clear golden orange. Has that familiar California hop taste. Nice bitterness to match the hop bite. Drinks really smooth and there is no hint of the alcohol content. Not sure when this was bottled, but it feels like the hops are just starting to fade. It's still good overall though.
05-02-2012 04:02:05 | More by WeedKing4
4.88/5 rDev +14.8%
Re review from a couple of months ago.
A: Pours out an ever so slightly hazzy orange golden. Three fingers bleach white head. Retention is stellar. Carbonation is moderate, with tiny little bubbles coming to the surface. Lacing is excellent.
S: Bright, beautiful citrus and tropical fruits leap from the glass. Lemon rind, apricot, grapefruit, mango, tangerine, papaya, and Buddha's hand are all present. Also lent to the nose are grassy and herbaceous notes of evergreen.
T: Where to begin? One sip in and I know this is one of those beers that is insanely complex, with layers and layers of flavor building on top of themselves. Fruit bomb of tropical infusion in the beginning. Again, mango, papaya and pineapple. These notes transition seamlessly into beautiful expressions of muddled mint and tea like tannin. The finish is long and resinous, with an oily bitterness that finishes exceptionally long. No alcohol perceived. Perfect.
M: The bubbles are so subtle on the tongue as to appear to be witchcraft. This beer has an amazingly smooth body. It's carbonation is just such that it glides across the palate. Full bodied, yet dry and refreshing.
O: This is simply the best beer I have ever had and proof positive that San Diego, CA is the IPA capital of the world. Alesmith, Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash, Alpine ...all in one county. Jesus.
05-01-2012 07:27:50 | More by McStagger
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
A: One finger head, not much lacing, light-to-medium orange color with lots of bubbles
S: Grapegruit, pine, citrus, sweet orange
T: Very very well balanced. Starts off with hops and finishes with bready malt. Perfect amount of sweetness to balance the bitter. Awesome!
M: Too much carbonation maybe, but not too bad. Due to the sweetness and maltiness, I keep thinking that this should be a bit smoother, but carbonation keeps this lighter and more refreshing.
O: I liked it a lot. Another great beer from San Diego. Alesmith makes great beers - they should distribute wider.
04-30-2012 05:34:44 | More by sukwonee
4.4/5 rDev +3.5%
22 oz bomber purchased at the brewery pours a medium amber - mostly clear with a few suspended floaties. Fluffy white head with great lacing. Resinous piney hop aroma with surprisingly strong toffee malt promising well-balanced flavor. Great hop profile with pine, floral, and citrus all present in abundance and nice caramel malt backbone to balance things out. Wonderfully carbonated mouthfeel really intensifies the flavor and hangs on the tongue. A great West Coast style IPA!
04-27-2012 23:47:49 | More by coldriver
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
A - incredibly clear. color varies with light. looks bright yellow when brightly lit but with deeper orange colors when in shade. a vigorous
pour yields a dense tightly packed white foam. glass becomes covered with lacing.
S - very nice nose. citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit are noticed first. floral notes intertwine with the the malty background of bread crust.
T - malt profile is light and crackery. fruit notes swell mid palate. notes of fleshy orange and grapefruit rind bitterness meld with hints of flowers. finish is long, bitter and green.
M - lighter side of medium body. carbonation is on the higher side.
O - incredibly balanced. ridiculously refreshing. a great IPA.
04-22-2012 04:27:18 | More by Teleweizen2
4.45/5 rDev +4.7%
Bright orange in color with a deep yellow hue. Started with a heavy chill haze but clarified as it warmed. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a sticky, soapy cap. Amazingly fresh aroma: grapefruit, pungent pineapple, ripe orange, and solid sweet caramel malt beneath. Bread and biscuit aromas grew as the temperature warmed. Smooth feel with a lightly tangy and resinous feel as the carbonation rolls through. Flavors are very similar to aromas: fresh, but pungent, citrus hop flavors with a sweet caramel malt backbone. Again, bready, biscuity flavors intensified as things warmed up. A bit of pine hop flavor at the finish that lingered for a while.
04-21-2012 21:37:54 | More by IronLover
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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