IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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IPAIPA
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4.23/5
Exceptional
4,289 Ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#939
Reviews:
1,355
Ratings:
4,289
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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523
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Photo of dar482
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I got this pretty fresh on the East Coast. Thankfully, it’s now dated. April 3, 2013.

It pours in a hazy golden orange color with a head that quickly dissipates.

The aroma has a huge amount of hops of citrus. Sweetness, tropical fruit, West Coast pine.

The flavor hits you with a wonderful bitterness of papaya, peaches, grapefruit, tropical fruits, and then biscuit sweetness. Then the finish has a wonderful big pine flavor.

In the end, this is up there for me for IPAs. I have this near Maine Co. Lunch. It’s just an amazing IPA. It’s truly a complete beer with its tropical and pine hops, but then that strong malt. Be sure to have this cold, as this warmed up, it slowly lacked flavor and was a bit malty for me. Having it cold, I noticed more aroma and fruit, and just the complexity that this beer as to offer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Interesting but lovely aroma. I'm getting some orange (tangerine from the label) as well as some grapefruit there as well. Definitely a citrus forward nose.

Clear, medium golden complexion with a great head that lasts with a rocky consistency well into the drink.

A really great menagerie of hop notes here, mainly citrus. Good tropical notes there with a heavy grapefruit presence. Pine peeking through as well in the back. The great thing is that it delivers all of this without being overbearing on the bitterness. It just has that great taste with a comfortable bitterness. Bitterness is a little resinous on the backend.

All in all this one definitely delivers and has earned its high marks. So drinkable.

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IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,289 ratings