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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
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4,245 Ratings
AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#875
Reviews:
1,345
Ratings:
4,245
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of juablu
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schlitzman
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz can with a canned-on date of May 2017. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label describes it as a classic American IPA.

A: Poured into an IPA glass. A deep, hazy amber hue with good carbonation and fine suspended sediment. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of intense resinous hops with hints of pine, weed, grapefruit, citrus, peel, mild tropical fruit, caramel malt, ale yeast and stewed hops. Excellent - super hoppy.

T: Tastes of seriously resinous hops with notes of pine, dank weed, grapefruit, citrus, peel, subtle tropical fruit, stewed hops, caramel malt and ale yeast. Slightly sweet, followed by a robust hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Quite astringent; hop oils strip the palate. Aftertaste of bitter pine resin, weed, citrus peel, caramel malt and yeast.

O: Good stuff - a classic pine-laden IPA from the US. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are stuffed with resinous, citrussy hops underpinned by caramel malt. Nice body. Goes down a treat; worth seeking out if you love hops.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden in color with thick head and glue like lacing. Nose is very hop forward with nice citrus and resin notes. The taste is outstanding, full on hoppy goodness with a sweet citrus mix, some floral, and grapefruit dryness. Very clean and super easy to drink beer, fantastic.

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Photo of JimRoach
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMOSNN
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevotex
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-murky dark orange wood color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some light lace ran here and there.
The aroma had a nice level piney sweetness playing with a some floral to bittersweet hoppy zest. Light white pepper particles and a clever little citrus bite on the back end play with the overall balance.
The flavor was moderately floral sweet bringing in the hoppy zest, white pepper and citrus pretty nice. Aftertaste was zesty hopped with a stiff piney-ness coming in for a quaint balance.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Nice zesty mobility along my tongue without anything distracting. Zesty to bitter piney and floral finish.
Overall, very nicely done AIPA well worthy of having again.

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Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MTone8788
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Driftpunx
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msp88
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of greene94
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DioS
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidRandall
3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerville828
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kitekid
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 1 pint 6oz Bomber. I can now buy this in Canada.
Pours a hazy golden amber with a thick white head and tons of sticky lacing.
Nice hoppy nose a real nice IPA that is all i need to say after over 1300 reviews.

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Photo of mklmcgrew
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can into a pint glass

L: Pours a hazy gold color, with a fairly thin 1-finger head that dissipates rather quickly, leaving average lacing.

S: Decent citrus nose upfront, with some malt.

T/F: Definitely hop-forward, with a strong citrus-hop flavor dominating the front, but it has a nice malt back-bone that results in a nicely, but not overly, bitter finish. Overall medium body with an appropriate level of carbonation.

O: Very nice, well balanced IPA. The look and smell is on the average side, but it more than makes up for it with an excellent flavor and feel.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Daver32nh
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,245 ratings
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