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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

2,795 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,795
Reviews: 1,130
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 401
Gots: 209 | 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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Ratings: 2,795 | Reviews: 1,130 | Display Reviews Only:
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carlosega

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-17-2013 16:46:05 | More by carlosega
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-16-2013 23:36:43 | More by Zimm
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-16-2013 19:45:19 | More by Nolen12
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deekyn

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2013 04:10:37 | More by deekyn
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duobob

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-16-2013 03:07:02 | More by duobob
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inanity

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2013 23:26:02 | More by inanity
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Zbeetleman

California

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-15-2013 04:55:11 | More by Zbeetleman
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-14-2013 00:55:04 | More by TheRuss9585
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jrbchef

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-14-2013 00:39:49 | More by jrbchef
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kirbmeist

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-13-2013 19:11:46 | More by kirbmeist
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Absolut

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%

05-13-2013 18:08:34 | More by Absolut
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange, with a thin off white head. Smells of orange peel and some caramel. The flavor begins with some grapefruit rind, then some light caramel, then some grain, and finishes with a weed, piney, herbal flavor. Good mouthfeel. Overall a good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 03:23:17 | More by tronester
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IPeteA91

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-12-2013 23:12:28 | More by IPeteA91
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JanisK

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-12-2013 22:57:54 | More by JanisK
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lpayette

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-12-2013 20:25:51 | More by lpayette
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HarmonMW

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-11-2013 23:42:16 | More by HarmonMW
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sharpski

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-11-2013 20:27:20 | More by sharpski
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BadJustin

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

05-11-2013 01:34:46 | More by BadJustin
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SanDNigel

California

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Copper-gold, completely clear, minus a few tiny suspended particulates. Creamy white head evolved into a just as creamy foam layer
S- Malty followed immediately by a good hop smack. Deep, dark hops. Grape (like the flavor not the fruit as much)/lemon, pine
T- Hops first malt second in the mouth. So balanced. The bittering/floral aspects of the hops are damn near perfectly executed.
M- Exactly how a nice IPA is supposed to be for me. Nice, even, smooth carbonation that coats the tongue paired with a robust wetness
This is a great beer. One of my favorite IPA's in San Diego. IT IS better than GOOD. Sooo perfectly balanced and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 23:04:56 | More by SanDNigel
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

05-10-2013 14:23:40 | More by twenty5
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mixed_master7

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-10-2013 01:17:05 | More by mixed_master7
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev 0%

05-10-2013 01:02:48 | More by bluckbeyes
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Autumn orange has a fair clarity revealing a strong and steady carbonation that rises like micro-beads on a string. The head towers at over 2 inches high, has a dull eggshell white coating with a rocky marshmellow structure that showed a lenghty amount of pause and retention and was mostly lasting throughout the course of the drink. Heavy thick foam band lacing encompasses the vessel for lace while upon further inspection some yeasty goodiness of micro sized particles can be witnessed suspended about.

S: The aroma was sweet upfront, with some fresh oranges, a hint of tropical juice, and some fresh juicy citrus. Small hint of lime and speciality grains backing with a moderate level of awareness.

T: Flavor was sweet upfront much like the nose from the ample supply of speciality grains. Sweet, toasty mixing with some citrus juices, warm toast, and semi-dry grapefruit. Theres a hint of tropical juices as with the nose, some fresh juicy citrus hops, and a good deal of malt depth. Spicy hints, some spruce and pine, floral notes with a noticeable amount of toffee-butterscotch sweetness coming late in the game.

M: Mouthful was creamy with a nice depth of maltiness, Average rate of carbonation, malty, with some toffee/caramel off the tongue.

O: Overall a solid IPA, spicy, sweet, toasty, very well balanced with the hops and malt making for an incredibly easy consumption rate. Some tropical and fresh citrus juiciness, nice presentation visually. Definite worthy.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 00:09:42 | More by beerthulhu
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Brianinthewbl

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.6%

05-09-2013 03:03:03 | More by Brianinthewbl
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-09-2013 00:20:36 | More by Rogorama
AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,795 ratings.