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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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

There are times when Raul has said that he was "feelin' it"...but this time, Raul is feelin' it! I mean, hot diggity damn! Me and a desert island, my peeps, me and an endless supply of AleSmith IPA and a desert island...

Glorious tropical notes, wonderful hop bitterness like an Elizabeth Taylor divorce hearing...

I might have to Amelia Earhart myself to find AleSmith Island.


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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours an amber-orange color with a thick looking three finger white colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a tropical fruit smell with tons of tangerine as well as aromas of pineapple, mango and papaya. Along with these fruity smells is a good showing of hops. The hop aroma is heaviest of a grapefruit smell, but is accompanied by aromas of pine and a little bit of earth. A little bit of a bready aroma there is there as well, mixing with the rest to produce a quite delicious smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a slightly doughy and bready taste combined with a lighter tangerine and other tropical fruit flavor. Right from the start the hops can be tasted, with the beginning having a moderate showing of a grapefruit hop flavor. As the flavor advances from the start, the grapefruit gets a bit stronger in taste all while the sweeter flavors dwindle. At the same time the doughier flavor vanished from the tongue being replaced by a drier biscuit like taste. Nearer to the end, a pine hop taste starts working its way onto the tongue. While it starts out lower in intensity, it soon takes over the grapefruit hop flavor, with the total of flavors leaving a rather dry, bready and biscuit, resinously hopped flavor to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The thicker body really amps up the resinous hop flavors of the brew nicely allowing them to coat the mouth, all the while the average carbonation keeps it a little bit crisper and helps with the drier tastes of the brew.

Overall – A quite tasty IPA with a nice blend of grapefruit and pine hop. A rather enjoyable drink I must say.

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3.5/5  rDev -18%

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,185 ratings.
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