AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Presentation: Very classy bottle that is simple yet surprisingly eye-catching. All label information and graphics have been painted on. Front label gives ABV info and a bit of brewery info. Back label has the AleSmith logo(Anvil with Pint on top), gives a short description of beer, back story on the beer, glassware recommendation, serving temp recommendation, and web info. Neck label states IPA and has AleSmith logo. Cap has AleSmith logo.

Appearance: Aggressively poured from its 22oz brown bomber bottle into a 16oz nonic pint that led to a 3 finger off white airy head atop a semi clear golden honey color beer. Head slowly fades to a rocky thick coating and ring with tremendous lacing. Head retention was 5min.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is earthy with the scent of ruby red grapefruit and a bit of pine hops. Smells is refreshing.

Flavor/Taste: Tastes of piney/resin and a nutty malts on the front end with a sweet citrus hop flavor and bready malt midpoint. Sweet citrus and nutty malts dominate the finish with a piney/resin hop bitter aftertaste. Very unique and interesting.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: Medium carbonation leads to a medium bodied smooth mouthfeel. Very drinkable and refreshing!

Overall/Comments: This was my first AleSmith offering and I was very impressed. This IPA had such a unique flavor profile and was very well done. If you can find this I would recommend trying it! Classified as an American IPA @ 7.25%. Consumed 6/23/2013.

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S: very fruity and floral

T: Unbelievably crisp and resfreshing. Super hoppy and floral IPA

M- Relatively light and oily

O- One of the best SD breweries in my opinion. The taste of a Pliny but available and inexpensive. One of my top 10 IPA's of all time

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,199 ratings.
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