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AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
Exceptional
4,247 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#873
Reviews:
1,345
Ratings:
4,247
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
524
Gots:
784
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 4,247 |  Reviews: 1,345
Photo of SanDNigel
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A- Copper-gold, completely clear, minus a few tiny suspended particulates. Creamy white head evolved into a just as creamy foam layer
S- Malty followed immediately by a good hop smack. Deep, dark hops. Grape (like the flavor not the fruit as much)/lemon, pine
T- Hops first malt second in the mouth. So balanced. The bittering/floral aspects of the hops are damn near perfectly executed.
M- Exactly how a nice IPA is supposed to be for me. Nice, even, smooth carbonation that coats the tongue paired with a robust wetness
This is a great beer. One of my favorite IPA's in San Diego. IT IS better than GOOD. Sooo perfectly balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of twenty5
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mixed_master7
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Autumn orange has a fair clarity revealing a strong and steady carbonation that rises like micro-beads on a string. The head towers at over 2 inches high, has a dull eggshell white coating with a rocky marshmellow structure that showed a lenghty amount of pause and retention and was mostly lasting throughout the course of the drink. Heavy thick foam band lacing encompasses the vessel for lace while upon further inspection some yeasty goodiness of micro sized particles can be witnessed suspended about.

S: The aroma was sweet upfront, with some fresh oranges, a hint of tropical juice, and some fresh juicy citrus. Small hint of lime and speciality grains backing with a moderate level of awareness.

T: Flavor was sweet upfront much like the nose from the ample supply of speciality grains. Sweet, toasty mixing with some citrus juices, warm toast, and semi-dry grapefruit. Theres a hint of tropical juices as with the nose, some fresh juicy citrus hops, and a good deal of malt depth. Spicy hints, some spruce and pine, floral notes with a noticeable amount of toffee-butterscotch sweetness coming late in the game.

M: Mouthful was creamy with a nice depth of maltiness, Average rate of carbonation, malty, with some toffee/caramel off the tongue.

O: Overall a solid IPA, spicy, sweet, toasty, very well balanced with the hops and malt making for an incredibly easy consumption rate. Some tropical and fresh citrus juiciness, nice presentation visually. Definite worthy.

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Photo of Brianinthewbl
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Rogorama
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of HinghamRick
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of GoBlue12
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of littlebeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of leftoverburrito
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DmanGTR
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of KillaB
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Topher78
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of lsummers
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap it has a fantastic one finger white head that leaves some sticky lacing. A hint of cloudy golden color.

Smell is well balanced with a tropical fruit slightly pine hop note with some slight cereal grain and caramel sweetness. Mostly the hops shine through, but do so very nicely.

Tastes of grape fruity herbal slightly piney hops with some great caramel malts. Well balanced and highly drinkable. Each sip is better than the last.

Mouthfeel is clean and slightly sticky. Somewhat viscous. Medium carbonation keeps this one drinkable.

Overall, this ones a fantastic west coast ipa. Well balanced, interesting, and tasty.

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Photo of MrVonzipper
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CoolEthan
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of blee107
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of josephwa
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of SebD
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow-orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, mango, piney hops and burnt caramel malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some citrus, grapefruit, mango (very tropical), some piney hops and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Fish
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Pete27lax
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,247 ratings
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