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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

2,789 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,789
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 401
Gots: 207 | FT: 6
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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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -29.4%

12-04-2011 17:26:31 | More by mhaugo
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

12-04-2011 08:08:55 | More by DoctorB2B
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Viciousknishs

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a brassy amber color with a finger and a half of off white head. Incredible retention with sticky lacing.

S- huge citrusy juicy lemon and grapefruit. Middle is all tropical fruit of mango, pineapple with a note of hemp. Balancing dry malt on the finish.

T- huge hop flavor of juicy citrus and tropical fruit. A hint of malt for balance and a touch of sweetness. Light hemp and pine sapand orange marmalade on the finish.

MF- full smooth rich mouthfeel. Medium body and medium carbonation.

D- unreal drinkability

overall my favorite Regular IPA of all time.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 06:40:18 | More by Viciousknishs
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onefalsemove711

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-04-2011 04:26:08 | More by onefalsemove711
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rdickey

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a very clear gold into a pint glass (my Onion “I enjoy drinking beer” one). A fine white one-finger head lingers, and as it slowly withdraws it leaves fabulous sheets of lacing.

Smell: One whiff tells you what you’re in for: a classic American IPA. Grapefruit and pine combine nicely, and I’m advised by my better half that there’s something else in there – kelp? I smiled and nodded to preserve domestic tranquility, but I confess that I didn’t get the kelp.

Taste: Classic, and the nose projects exactly what follows in the mouth. Grapefruit (along with some other citrus) and piney hopes are the story. There’s a bready malt backbone hiding behind all the hops, and although it does not dominate the flavors – far from it – it provides excellent balance. An extraordinarily well-balanced IPA, which is a refreshing change in pace from the h(op)-bombs that have resulted from the hops arms race.

Mouthfeel: Very light in the mouth, which was somewhat unexpected. It finishes smooth and clean.

Drinkability: High. This is a very sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 23:41:36 | More by rdickey
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beerslushy

Ohio

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 19:02:23 | More by beerslushy
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

12-03-2011 09:45:33 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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heygeebee

Australia

4.63/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow - Serious Beer Territory - thanks to Adam @ Platinum.

Pours a golden hazy body, two finger head which stays really nicely (well more than most). A really good looking beer.

Massive hit on nose of all the classic AIPA ingredients, pine, citrus, grapefruit.

Taste is same as aromas but add in a silky smooth consistency, with a massive malt backbone to go with the hops.

Mouthfeel full bodied, to die for.

Excellent beer all round.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 08:10:49 | More by heygeebee
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-03-2011 03:04:07 | More by SpillyBeers
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

12-02-2011 13:46:33 | More by jwelsh
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gonuts31

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-30-2011 14:59:56 | More by gonuts31
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-30-2011 04:54:01 | More by Texasfan549
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kbnooshay

New York

4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear golden color with a large frothy head. Lacing is in rings. Aroma is top notch, full of fruity tropical notes and bright juicy hop whiffs. Taste is also really tropical and hoppy. Bitterness is there but in a good amount. So nicely balanced. Lightly sweet. Not malty at all, only bright fruity hoppy flavors! Feel is slick and moderate. Super drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 01:45:17 | More by kbnooshay
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-29-2011 20:17:04 | More by JAHMUR
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ipafool

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-29-2011 06:53:27 | More by ipafool
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tbeq00

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-28-2011 04:47:13 | More by tbeq00
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-27-2011 19:21:33 | More by rhino54
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Jstark5150

California

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-26-2011 18:56:37 | More by Jstark5150
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PhatAtUT

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-24-2011 17:46:56 | More by PhatAtUT
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-24-2011 01:03:22 | More by djrn2
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2011 19:57:27 | More by mmcnaughton
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2011 17:14:43 | More by ThePorterSorter
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-23-2011 13:13:59 | More by sideshowe
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-23-2011 06:56:30 | More by twelveinches
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pavpav12

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.6%

11-23-2011 02:23:52 | More by pavpav12
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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