AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Ratings: 4,230 |  Reviews: 1,342
Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of fiver29
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pours a syrupy golden hue. When I hold this up to the light it looks like malt extract syrup in my glass with lots of hop particles in it. Has a little alcohol smell with some hops. Taste is very smooth with lots of citrus and lots of lots of thick resin flavors of hops. A very nice IPA.

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Photo of bulletrain76
3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Clear amber with a sticky lasting head that laces. Big fruity aroma with lots of mango, some grapefruit, pine, and a little caramel. Some toasty, caramel maltiness with lots of hops over it. Almost balanced, but the hops are huge and win out with a bitter finish. Very nicely drinkable, but you can still feel the alcohol. Medium, clean palate with soft carbonation. My one hang up is that there is a slight soapy note in the finish that tastes like a weird play between the hops and alcohol. Hardly distracting, but keeps it from being a perfect IPA for me.

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of BraveMountie
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Celtics17
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good IPA. This is a hoppy IPA, and the malt character isn't very big. I get some citrus, big pineapple and grapefruit. Very strong aroma, and the balance of bitterness and sweetness works well.

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Photo of Tarheel219
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Room Service - San Francisco, CA - bomber poured into a glass

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

Photo of velosuds
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a clear pint glass. No bottle dating apparent. Purchased at John's Market for $5.99.

A-Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a two finger, bone white head with great retention and copious, sticky lacing. Very nice appearance.

S-Floral and citrus hops are very fragrant. Grapefruit and pine resin come to mind.

T-Grapefruit and resinous piney hops are aggressive and balanced by a biscuity malt backbone that doesn't get in the way. Another fine West Coast style IPA.

M-Very smooth and extremely well balanced. Carbonation is perfect.

D-This is a very fine IPA, but not one I will likely buy often due to price and lack of availability. Unfortunately, it is similar to many other fine IPAs that are more affordable and available. This is to say, AleSmith IPA doesn't rise to the level of Russian River's Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder, which I do go out of the way for.

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Photo of pmccallum86
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a somewhat cloudy golden orange color with a nice bubbly head.

Smell is of big citrus and pine, lots of hops in the nose here. Very nice aroma.

Big bitterness up front with a caramel malt undertone of flavors coming through in the finish. Lots of pine and grapefruit hop characteristics. Very good.

Mouthfeel is rich and creamy with a medium level of carbonation.

Very drinkable beer, one of my new favorite IPAs.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 4,230 ratings
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