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AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
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4,241 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:
#868
Reviews:
1,343
Ratings:
4,241
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,241 |  Reviews: 1,343
Photo of ctone
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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

Pours a bright golden yellow edging orange, very clean, and crisp and airy foam.

Very tropical, melon, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, caramel, and candied malt aromas.

This smells wonderful, but the flavor doesn't come across the same way. Still tropical mainly citrus, melon, and tangy pineapple-like flavors but seem subdued compared to the aroma. Supported by a caramel sweet malt backbone.

Medium-bodied, medium-carbonation, crisp, tropical, sweet.

Overall, this is another Alesmith brew that did not meet the hype for me. Good, but not incredible. There is such a large variety of IPAs that I can purchase locally that blow it out of the water hands down. Worth sampling, but a trip to Wisconsin for Alesmith is only worth it for Speedway Stout and Wee Heavy.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.73/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium dark amber, nice head, nice lacing. Nose is big, lots of pronounced hops and malt. Starts pine and grapefruit, ends up with a nice malty background. Very well balanced with hop bitterness backed up by just the right amount of sweet, toasty, caramel malt. Mouthfeel is good, medium to full bodied for an IPA. Overall I'm a fan. Enjoyed this offering more than their DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz, bottled on 02/05/14
L - bright amber with a frothy ivory head, excellent retention and lacing
S - huge waft of pine, grapefruit, orange pith, toasted grain, and sweet caramel fills the room
T - huge bitterness with a heavy malt backbone: bread crust, caramel, toasted grain, grapefruit and orange pith, some tropical notes, herbal, bold pine, earth
F - medium body, a bit resinous, finishes dry with lingering pine and citrus zest
O - one of my favorite American IPA's. It's been too long since I had this last, and I'm already craving another!

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,241 ratings
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