AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,216
Reviews:
1,340
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
776
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 4,216 |  Reviews: 1,340
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bomber (ugh, stupid bomber breweries)

Pours a clear tangerine color with a massive 2 and a half fingers of head.

Smell is very west coast, huge citrus and pine right up front, pineapple, pear, no real malt to smell

Taste is very juicy, almost like drinking tropical juice, pineapple, coconut, pine, resin, nice malt underlying, finishes slightly bitter. Much less then most WC IPAs in the bitterness department, showcases more hop flavor then hop bitterness, that is alright with me!

Mouthfeel is average, highly carbonated.

Great beer. Wish I could get it more, but with other IPAs just as good that this being almost 6 bucks a bomber I will be passing in the future.... ALESMITH you are big enough to make the switch to a more reasonable format!

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of guityler83
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured with a medium amount of heat behind it the beer created a big 3 and a half finger head in the teku glass that sustained for days. Bright white and dense foam that sat on top for a good couple of minutes before i could top off the glass. Lacing is thick and chunky. The liquid portion is a hazy marmalade orange color with no sediment what so ever.

S: Oh man does this thing have a nose on it. Grapefruit is very strong and bright, moderate tropical fruit hop aroma comes though in the background and some dank pine notes that bring it all together. No yeast esters detected, but a tick of alcohol. Malt is kind of a muffled fresh bread note.

T: Firm and flavorfull grapefuit hop bitterness that follows you through till the end. Pine is in there but not as much as the aroma would indicate. A toasty malt character emerges when the beer is chewed but otherwise very subtle. There are also some troppical fruit flavors coming though at the end making even more hop complexity. Clean fermentation and very crisp.

M: Some alcohol warming as its being consumed. Very dry, light body and moderate carbonation. A lingering grapefruit bitterness sits on the tongue for about a minute after consumed. the carbonation is very silky too. nice.

O: I've never comented on how great a mouthfeel something has but I think it makes this beer. There are tons of good IPAs but something about the soft tiny bubbles mixed with moderate carbonation and a dry finish make this thing pop.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours- a slightly hazy orange/brown hue with an ecru head. Thin lines of lace appear on the pint.

Aroma- is heavily hopped with all kind of citrus, pine, resins and oils going on. As more whiffs are taken a balancing, pleasant base of deep malt is also apparent.

Flavor- shows the massed hop bombs, that is cut but a bready, roasted malt.

Mouthfeel- is sticky sweet with a well-rounded bitterness that absolutely covers the palate wrestles to submission and enjoys the victory.

Drinkability - Excellent beer deserving of all the praise it is getting.

-Culture

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Photo of plaid75
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a full blown piney hop and grainy malt.

The taste consisted of waves of resinous pine and grapefruit. A full grainy malt supported the burden. Clean dry finish rounded out the experience.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a vigorous carbonation.

Overall a superior IPA. This is American beer at its finest.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,216 ratings.
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