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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

2,836 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,836
Reviews: 1,133
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 402
Gots: 220 | 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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dar482

New York

4.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I got this pretty fresh on the East Coast. Thankfully, it’s now dated. April 3, 2013.

It pours in a hazy golden orange color with a head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma has a huge amount of hops of citrus. Sweetness, tropical fruit, West Coast pine.

The flavor hits you with a wonderful bitterness of papaya, peaches, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and then biscuit sweetness. Then the finish has a wonderful big pine flavor.

In the end, this is up there for me for IPAs. I have this near Maine Co. Lunch. It’s just an amazing IPA. It’s truly a complete beer with its tropical and pine hops, but then that strong malt. Be sure to have this cold, as this warmed up, it slowly lacked flavor and was a bit malty for me. Having it cold, I noticed more aroma and fruit, and just the complexity that this beer as to offer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 03:32:45 | More by dar482
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2013 02:07:57 | More by stereosforgeeks
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NODAK

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting but lovely aroma. I'm getting some orange (tangerine from the label) as well as some grapefruit there as well. Definitely a citrus forward nose.

Clear, medium golden complexion with a great head that lasts with a rocky consistency well into the drink.

A really great menagerie of hop notes here, mainly citrus. Good tropical notes there with a heavy grapefruit presence. Pine peeking through as well in the back. The great thing is that it delivers all of this without being overbearing on the bitterness. It just has that great taste with a comfortable bitterness. Bitterness is a little resinous on the backend.

All in all this one definitely delivers and has earned its high marks. So drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 00:58:01 | More by NODAK
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-30-2013 00:18:47 | More by jkane101
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Devman171

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2013 12:57:53 | More by Devman171
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thedjbear

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-29-2013 05:31:04 | More by thedjbear
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Kreko7

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-28-2013 18:54:19 | More by Kreko7
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

05-28-2013 00:27:26 | More by JCam9981
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 20:58:56 | More by frosted33
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Chefaprilrose

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-27-2013 19:26:16 | More by Chefaprilrose
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-27-2013 19:20:40 | More by johnyb
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Irish0480

New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-27-2013 13:35:10 | More by Irish0480
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-27-2013 03:04:18 | More by carrollmel7
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-26-2013 01:07:11 | More by zonker17
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-26-2013 00:32:48 | More by MrBuckHigh
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-25-2013 21:44:18 | More by nmann08
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seakayak

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-25-2013 18:05:41 | More by seakayak
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-25-2013 09:37:19 | More by HopLuva
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switzer

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-24-2013 21:26:12 | More by switzer
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Spaz7

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-24-2013 20:11:28 | More by Spaz7
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Dirksen

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2013 18:37:48 | More by Dirksen
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

05-24-2013 04:30:47 | More by marct
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PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-24-2013 02:46:11 | More by PhilDaBrewer
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visionaries

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-23-2013 17:05:46 | More by visionaries
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-22-2013 01:06:01 | More by TheCuriograph
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,836 ratings.