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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

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95
world-class

3,189 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,189
Reviews: 1,158
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 421
Gots: 317 | 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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Photo of Wjmckeown
4.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beercirone
3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justindemino
5/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorlance
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold with a large head.
Nose shows pine, resinous hops and a fair whack of sweet clean malt.
More pine and resinous notes as flavours along with some grapefruit and sweet clean malt. Finishes with an assertive, lasting bitterness.

Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.61/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flyersfan900
4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SwG237
3.84/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kendollkaff
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffstinson
4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I wasn't expecting what this beer delivered. Should have expected it coming from Alesmith. Citrus notes, great hop bitterness, and solid body make this an exceptional IPA.

Photo of TommyTheCat
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A nice orangey copper color with a fluffy white head

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit and piney hops

Taste: Tropical and citrus fruits up front, with some piney hops and bready caramel malts

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Another fantastic San Diego IPA. Excellent brew from an excellent brewery

Photo of Nate139
4.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LADaveBN
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of weiserr
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 12/11/14; into a pint glass (per the recommendation on the bottle).
Appearance - golden, clear and bubbly with a thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - mouth watering grapefruit and tangerine; very dank, very powerful!
Taste - hop bomb with delicious citrus fruit flavors!
Feel - very bitter but not over the top due to the fruity sweetness!
Overall - superb IPA; if you're a fan of the style, then you'll love this beer!

Photo of jooler
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good initial hoppy taste. Pretty hoppy and just the right amount of maltyness. It's kind of like lagunitas Maximus but with more malts. The only problem is the finish, there is an unpleasant bite on my palette

Photo of Highbury09
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eball33
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.16/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 3,189 ratings.