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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The head was phenomenal on the first pour (tulip glass): full, tight, lacy. Excellent and rare aroma of pure piny hops, reminded me of Pliny the Elder. Absolutely first rate. I was surprised by the lack of carbonation thereafter. This is a fantastic IPA that I have wanted to taste for a long time, and finally got the chance after my local store stocked it. The mouthfeel and aftertaste scored lower for me because I expect carbonation, & the bitters at the back of my tongue seemed *just* a little slimy. But these are minor issues for a fantastic drink. And, my opinion is just that.

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

Appearance: Light golden color with a medium-head that diminishes quickly to a thin ring and a good amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Hops, hops, hops. Citrus smells, grapefruit, caramel malts, pine.

Taste: Cracker/caramel malt up front, light body then finishes crisp with the hop bitterness coming through at the end with a grapefruit rind taste accompanied by a piney aftertaste. This really does a number on the palette.

Mouthfeel: Light body and crisp at the end.

Overall: Great. Fits the style, very similar to a lot of other IPAs I have had. I love the bitterness at the end and love the citrus hop flavors you get out of it. All comes together really well.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.3% out of 100 with 4,232 ratings
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