IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,730
Reviews:
1,362
Ratings:
4,324
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
527
Gots:
810
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 4,324 |  Reviews: 1,362
Photo of BenDorigan
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 0z. bomber pours hazy orange/gold and creates a creamy head. Reviewing this beer because I really quite liked it the 1st time I tried it. Complex hop profile leaves me wondering which strains they used. It has a balance of citrus and piney hop aroma and flavor that works well together against the malty sweetness. Smooth and complex, maybe a tad heavy in the body, but not enough to criticize. Had one a couple of weeks ago and bought another tonight. I don't always go back for more but this one stood out. Enjoying it just as much tonight. I look forward to trying Alesmith's double IPA.

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Photo of BarleyWineRox
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shenk87
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dada100
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ericb74
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KMcGrath
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroof1
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cruzmartinez
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I’m not upset about it

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Photo of beersampler6
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another outstanding beer from a brewery I’ve grown to really trust. Nice golden-amber color with some great fluffy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells great, lots of fruity zest hops and some piney hops in the background. Tastes of lots of fruit - grapefruit, orange, passionfruit, lemon, papaya, pineapple, a little mango - as well as some piney hops, vanilla, caramel, faint herbal hops and a great, well-balanced malt backbone. Nice and smooth mouthfeel, great carbonation. I will keep purchasing and trying any and all beers from AleSmith that I can find at my local stores.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of revonoc
3.42/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MartyMoser
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AllOfTheCats
3.41/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsippel
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinMc
3.33/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisakavern
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Greener
3.81/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange-brown that contains a slight fog. Atop is a finger of off-white foam that retains well. Aroma is citrus, dank, resin, and pine hops, with the overall focus being on the resin syrup mingling with orange. Old school malts provide a smooth, sugary backdrop. Flavor profile is a mash up of traditional hops and bready malts. Specifically, it hits hop notes of resin, pine, and citrus, with the focus being on the first. Malt wise, it's bready, and pale. Despite having the IPA moniker, the hops maintain a great balance with the malts. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a semi-velvety texture that lends itself more to a sippable, flavorful IPA vs. being the go-to option for a hot tailgate (maybe a late fall/early winter tailgate). Overall, great balance between hops and malts while still showing off both. The mixer board has both at 6/10 in terms of volume/intensity - great.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of daholt1979
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It’s a nice balanced IPA. If you’re wanting an hopped up IPA, this is not for you.

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Photo of jhtipton
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Laces the glass. Slightly hazy. This one is from a can. Very good balance between hops and malts but enough hoppiness to keep me in the game. Reminds me of Stone IPA but tips the scale.

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Photo of peterpunk15
3.6/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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