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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,958 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,958
Reviews: 1,142
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 414
Gots: 251 | FT: 8
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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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Buick222, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of GJonesy
4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

GJonesy, Apr 11, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alesmith IPA from schwaeh (thanks man!) poured into a Jackie O's tulip.

A: Brilliant sunset orange, decent clarity, bright white head and good lacing.

S: Huge West Coast nose, tropical fruit, astringent, juicy hops, some pungent & pithy pine notes, hints of mandarin orange.

T: Taste follows the nose, but drier and more bitter...West Coast dry, with lots of pine, juicy tropical fruit, mango, papaya, orange, hints of caramel and biscuit malt.

MF: Dry, light to medium body, refreshing mouthfeel.

O: The nose takes this beer someplace the palette can't follow, however I'd still recommend it. Nice IPA.

Scotchboy, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
4.25/5  rDev 0%

SPRichard, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden amber, big frothy white head, good sticky lacing. Notes of fruity citrus juices and pine in the scent with a touch of floral notes, little detection of malt here. taste follows suit, big juicy and fruity citrus with touches of bitter pine resin, and nice light floral touch to smooth it out. Little presence of malt in the taste. Medium bodied, moderately high in carbonation, very dry on the palate. A fantastic, juicy IPA that leaves me thirsty for more.

rfgetz, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Kaydogg, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of CTBeerPope
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz to Avery pint glass

Pours nice golden color with a nice 2 finger head. Serious lacing.

Very fruity hop presence in the nose. Very clean smelling. Great west coast aroma.

This is very balanced and really good tasting. It has that west coast tropical hop flavor I love and long for. It's not crazy bitter but there are a ton of hops used in an amazing way.

Mouthfeel is a bit lighter but suits the beer well

This is a great IPA! Wish I had more access to this beer!

CTBeerPope, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

vr6corrado, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

BigDaftAl, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bomber with a good buddy, glad we did! Cool bottle too, like the minimal design.

A: Pours a nice rich orange tinted golden color with an average white head, very well presented for the style.

S: Fresh cut grapefruit, juicy pineapple mix with a sticky resin pine. Getting past the hops is some sweet candy malt.

T: A Big blast of tropical fruit and ruby red grapefruit again meld with some sticky hop resin flavors with the sugary malt holding things together.

M: Nice and full-bodied considering how hop forward this IPA is. Solid, lively carbonation keeps the flavors moving along. Nice dry, bitter hops finish one would expect from a great west coast IPA.

O: Excellent IPA, not really anything I could complain about. The hop profile and malt balance were spot on for the "west coast" style, and it is right there in style and polish with the fresh Lagunitas and Stone IPA examples.

doucmehu, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of lakersfan16
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

lakersfan16, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of SallyBirkhart
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SallyBirkhart, Apr 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

GeoffreyM, Apr 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

pocat91619, Apr 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

gibby, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

ElGallo, Mar 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

johnnyboy76, Mar 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Wizzman, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

Brown120, Mar 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

smutty33, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of ghostwalker
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hugely beautiful golden-orange body with a thick frothy head.

Smell is that perfect blend of candi sugar and grapefruit. A definite piney component too.

Flavor is just fantastic! That perfect light sweet malt with a giant pop in the mouth hop character as only the West Coat can do it.

Mouthfeel is tangy, highly carbonated, stripping.

Not expecting an earth-shattering beer here... but I was wrong. This is a top notch IPA, hitting perfectly on all cylinders. Great job, Alesmith!

ghostwalker, Mar 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

druptight, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

polishkaz, Mar 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

wesley14, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

VonZipper, Mar 27, 2012
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,958 ratings.