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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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3,238 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,238
Reviews: 1,169
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 431
Gots: 341 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber dated september 10, 2013 into an IPA glass

A - Bright golden hue, persistent fluffy white head on the beer, about 2 fingers thick Very pretty.

S - Grapefruit, Citrus, Something tropical, a little piney, and a sweet caramel note at the end for good measure

T - Starts out like the smell, finishes with a nice strong bitterness like an IPA should. Barely notice the alcohol - in fact I couldn't tell you it was over 7% without reading the specs.

M - A little undercarbonated for my taste. I like my IPA's to prick the tongue, and this one didn't quite do it for me. A very smooth mouthfeel

O - Very drinkable, very good IPA. Glad the guy at the bottle shop recommended I take one home while I was visiting in California. Would definitely recommend and drink again at the $6 price point, if I had regular access to the beer.

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Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice clear gold color, 1 finger of soapy white head, medium lacing.
S - Lots of orange in the aroma, a mind biscuit malt , some minor floral notes, orange being the big thing here.
T - Just as the aroma would suggest, huge orange flavors, some other citrus zest, but nowhere near the amount of orange, followed by a big biscuity and slightly caramel malt base, some dry floral notes, and nice grassy bitterness on the end.
M - Bigger on the feel, but not too much, and the bold flavors fade fast, still leaves with a nice orange aftertaste.
O - By far the most "orange" beer I've tasted, good IPA, good balance, lots of flavor, especially if you love orange.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Date difficult to discern... Appears to be 9/30. Consumed on 11/10.

A - Golden amber with heavy carbonation. Gentle pour yielded one finer of off-white head. Left heavy lacing on side of glass.

S - Tropical notes including kiwi, papaya, and melon, plus black tea, but smells somewhat like soap suds.

T - Bitter black tea is dominant and not entirely pleasant. Melon/citrus flavors underwhelming. Papaya and lime. Bitter/sour lemon black tea finish.

M - Lightly bodied and highly carbonated. Unremarkable.

O - Highly disappointed. Bland bitter black tea was a heavy detractor. I did not enjoy and will not try again.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,238 ratings.