AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #81
Ranked #2,315
4.23 | pDev: 8.75%
Sep 12, 2023
Jul 29, 2002
Notes: One of the all-time highest rated IPAs on RateBeer, AleSmith IPA is back for our 25th Anniversary and better than ever. Bursting with massive hop aromas of grapefruit, pine, and tropical fruits from huge additions of Columbus and Citra, this classic IPA is perfectly balanced by a healthy malt backbone and a smooth, bitter finish.

40 IBU
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 16 oz can dated 7/05/23 into a shaker pint glass.
L - Pours a clear medium amber color with a fluffy white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells malty and citrusy.
T - Tastes piney, hoppy and bitter.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Delicious West Coast IPA. Not sure why I didn’t try this one sooner.
Sep 12, 2023
Rated: 4.85 by RoyalKaiju

Aug 27, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by ryancl from Minnesota

Aug 04, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by Rocketmn from Minnesota

Aug 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Appearance: Gold, haze from particles, ok head, pretty good retention.

Smell: Mild pine and citrus aroma.

Taste: I think the age might be starting to hit this, a bit of sweetness then moderate citrus bitterness but feels like it's coming part with a watery body. Instead of a blended taste, tastes are kind of clashing.

Overall: This was canned 8/22/22, bought and reviewing in June 2023. Usually I don't review old beers, but the 12 pack was refrigerated at the store most of its life, and frankly, most Alesmith is pretty old around here, so it serves as a valid review in my opinion. It's not bad, I'm sure it's better when fresh.
Jun 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Purchased as a 4 pack from Wegmans in Collegeville, PA. Can date: 3/2/23.

L- Bright amber slightly hazy.

S- Pine , citrus, slight booze.

T- Crisp, bitter citrus. Good malt

F- Very dry, crisp and clean.

O- A fantastic WCIPA!
May 27, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by joran from Kansas

May 21, 2023
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Rated by Bryan-K from Pennsylvania

4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Overall extremely drinkable. Always happy to buy this classic, but the new can art is not doing it any favors. The pattern hop art on the side is more at home on the can of a much smaller, newer brewery.
Jan 10, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by LA2ED7

Jan 09, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2022
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Reviewed by LucidoMMA from California

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a golden color with a thick foamy head.

Smells of bread and yeast straight up.

Well not much to say here. Straight up, simple, and delicious.
Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Alesmith Brewing 'IPA' @ 7.25% , served from a 330 ml can
A-pour is gold from the can to a dark gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the tulip
S-Columbus & Citra hops give off a hints of citrus & pine
T-American west coast IPA , malt dominates with a decent bitter swallow
MF-ok carbonation , big full body
Ov-very drinkable
prost LampertLand
Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Single 16oz can from Party Town
Deep golden color with a thick foamy head, good retention.
Evident grapefruit and pine in the aroma.
Taste follows suit with a smooth delivery of hops and a firm bitterness balanced by a malt backbone.
Sep 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MaddDoGG5150 from California

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a golden amber color, with a soapy white foam head.

Aroma: After pouring, I let it sit for a minute. Very piney, sweet from the malts. Hints of pineapple and citrus.

Taste: Sweet malts up front, followed immediately by piney hops and a low to moderate bitterness. Great balance. Bitter lingers in the finish for just a bit, and then it goes clean.

Overall: This is a quality beer that stays true to the roots of real India Pale Ale. I feel like lots of care was put into brewing this, and it shows in the product. Very happy with this one.
Sep 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Jficorilli from Ohio

4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Smooth and crisp. One of the best I’ve had. Not too hoppy and packs a punch. Great flavor with no aftertaste. I hope I can find this one in the stores.
Sep 13, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by Hopweiser from Korea (South)

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Where have you been my whole life? Pours copper in color, slightly darker than normal. Nose is piney and pure hops. Taste follows suit with the pine, resin, bitterness as a West Coast IPA should. Glad Alesmith is distributing to my area!
Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.12 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Aug 13, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by DarrellK from Florida

Jul 05, 2022
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