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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got one of these for $6.50 from Halftime beverage. Poured into a pint glass.

A - A fairly clear orange yellow with a solid 1/4 inch of head that sticks around with some great lacing. Some floaties throughout so it's either a tad old or bottle conditioned.
S - Some piney hops, touch of English tea like malts, a bit of gram cracker, and more piney hops.
T - Has a solid hop presence kind of like Dogfish head's 60 minute. The hops do cling to the palate and has a sweet enough crystal malt and gram cracker like malt presence to keep it from being too bitter. A very approachable IPA.
M - Great balanced bitterness meets a light to medium body. Goes down smooth.

Overall I could see why this got such great reviews. Heck I almost drank a full glass by the end of this review. Not the cheapest IPA but a very tasty one worth trying at least once. Psyched to try the nut brown and X pale ale I got also.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of SLeffler27
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with occasional carbonation under a three inch, off-white foam that slowly turns creamy as it settles to one inch, leaving a uniform film of webbing on a Cisco Fisheye pint glass.

Big pine aroma with orange mixed in. This is not subtle at all and warms to add a creamsicle aroma.

The flavor is quite subdued, given the aroma. Bitter with prominent grapefruit and mild light tea. There is almost no finish for about 20 seconds, then a mild bitterness comes out.

Soft carbonation and a light-to-medium body combine to leave a slight texture and a slight metallic sensation.

This is a very approachable IPA which delivers the full experience without being extreme. One coule easily enjoy a full bomber with pulled pork on a bitterly cold winter’s day.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,191 ratings.
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