AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
Exceptional
4,257 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#878
Reviews:
1,348
Ratings:
4,257
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
524
Gots:
788
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 4,257 |  Reviews: 1,348
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%

Photo of arfenhouse
3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks like I bought an older bottle... lots of yeast sediment floating around.

A: Hazy copper with off-white head. Retention is good with a bit of spotted lacing.

S: Spicy hop, orange, some peach, and a good amount of sweet malt.

T: The age shows up here: has a good amount of caramel malt but the hop profile is lacking. A bit watery (no apparent flavor) around the middle. A touch (barely) of tangerine and some pine in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied with medium full carbonation. Good dryness.

O: Wish they had some sort of dating information on the bottle. Still decent despite being an old bottle.

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Photo of dbattey
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chefbrew211
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of DrDemento456
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
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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Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of whiterapid
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Devilman
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Tunoso
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of bpasquini
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Matt_Rodgers
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of HopChef44
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,257 ratings
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