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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,198
Reviews:
1,337
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
769
For Trade:
12
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass, beautiful copper amber color with a huge yellow-white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: heavy floral and pine hop smells, grapefruit, tropical, mango, papaya, pineapple

T: floral and pine with less fruit than expected, quite bitter, grapefruit, lemon, tart and bitter yet refreshing

M: medium bodied, alcohol well hidden, crisp finish, higher carbonation

O: an excellent IPA with a terriffic nose, flavors are presented smoothly which keeps this beer refreshing, thanks to Candi for hauling this one back from Cali

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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From the moment you pop the top on AleSmith IPA, you get the sense from the nose, even from the bottle, that this has potential for enjoyment. The pour was relatively average with a two finger head that disappeared pretty quickly but did leave nice lacing.

Not really clear-as-a-bell, nor is it truly cloudy off-orange either.The nose is hop forward with notes of grapefruit,tangerine,pineapple and a nice balance of malt presence: carbonation is right on the money.

Flavors are that of a well crafted West Coast IPA: the grapefruit/pineapple/tangerine that are in the nose are also what hit your palate with an exceptionally well balanced malty caramel smack to it,very little alcohol presence and a terrific aftertaste that is on the dry side and invites you back for another sip. Mouthfeel is on the thinner side of medium and bottom line is that this IPA stands out head and shoulders amongst others in the same price range or even higher.

The ratings are high on this nicely crafted IPA, and they deserve every bit of it. Don't let the plain Jane packaging on this bomber turn you off: make this one next on your list to buy if you really enjoy not just tropical fruit hoppiness, but an exceptionally well balanced Ale. Two thumbs way up.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,198 ratings.
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