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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
4,245 Ratings
AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange with a frothy white head. Top notch retention. There was a decent amount of remaining head even as I finished the glass. Heavy lacing.

Heavily aromatic. Mostly orange and pine. Pineapple and grapefruit.

Same flavors. Juicy citrus and resinous pine. Both are vibrant.

Fresh and clean mouthfeel. Moderately bitter.

It's such a fantastic IPA. Aromas and flavors are clean and pronounced, plus it's a real looker.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass from the bomber, but the poor pint glass couldn't handle all the effervescence and massive head this beer offers. There's a huge amount of carbonation, resulting in a head overflow and a round, derby-like shape that juts out above the glass. The beer is light copper in color with almost complete transparency. A real beaut.

I get lots of citrus on the nose, then piney, hoppy, resinousness. There's a good amount of sweet, vanilla-heavy malt present too. I can tell this beer is going to be good. Now let's drink.

Wow, this is surprisingly smooth and understated for an IPA. Granted, I picked this up in Tucson and it's already got about 3 months of age on it, so some of the hop flavor has probably dissipated, but this beer seems to be on the mellow end of the IPA spectrum. There's plenty of bitterness there still, particularly at the finish, and the medium-body is accentuated by a spicy hop bite. As far as flavor from the hops, I'm getting more piney hops than citrus, although at the finish I get some grapefruit peel.

I find this beer to my quite tasty and easy to drink, although I'll be the first to acknowledge I need to try a fresher version. Still, I think it says something about this beer that it can be so tasty, aromatic, and enjoyable after three months.

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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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