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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Ratings: 4,200 |  Reviews: 1,338
Photo of Fresh
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Big_V
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of markhobbs1
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a really citrusy ipa. pours mostly clear copper color with a big tall delicate looking white lacey head that leaves trails after each sip. the nose is all grapefruit, bittersweet. the malt profile is rather unremarkable in both smell and taste, which is okay for me in this one, because it does what it has to while allowing a very unique and attention commanding hop bouquet to shine. again grapefruit is the main taste note, but there also something else acidic in here, maybe lemon, maybe pomelo. i really love the finish of this, which is as fruity as it is bitter, refreshing but dry, and with an alcohol content that cannot be tasted in the slightest. the feel is equally exuberant, with robust carbonation that tickles the tongue on every sip. body is medium to fuller, but the bubbles make it seem lighter than that, and a bomber of this is a joy to drink, wish i had two!

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Photo of VonThinker
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first review on this Xanadu of a beer site!!

22 Oz brown bottle, 7.25 % ABV, a fine Xmas gift from my bro

A : Pours a fairly clear, copper-amber, decent head of about 1 finger with off-white tone

S : Citrus is there, and pine prevails, perhaps also a mild honey scent

T : The hop bite is there but quickly develops into a crisp, citrusy-pine blend. Finishes a bit dry but lingers pleasantly on the back third of the tongue. The last half of the bottle transforms into a more earthy type taste as well

M : Medium body, light carbonation, not overpowering. Somewhat oily feel lingers a bit but the fine taste prevails

O: A fine IPA that I would definitely seek out again, reminiscent of Lake Placid UBU but far less of a potent feel

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Photo of Finatic
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Serving type: bottle
1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden, with a nice white head...- some good lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some citrus, then ending with a bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O - This one is great!! I think what make this beer so good is the fine line of not over-doing 'it' in any particular area (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level). VERY refreshing and will get again and...…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

22oz bottle pouredinto a large mug

Pours yellow-orange, slightly cloudy, medium sized white head. Fair amount of carbonation. Smell is very pretty, flowery, sweet, some citrus rind. Very nice.

Taste is hoppy bitterness -- pine and grapefruit zest, with a mild flowery sweetness in the background to mellow it out.

Mouthfeel is light, a little watery. Overall, this is quite good.

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Photo of austintothej
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of theleechster
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of itlynstalyn
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Joshpu
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgluck
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Honus1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of claytong
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of esullivan880
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of davednyc
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

For a long while, an IPA was my go-to beer of choice. But I've also begun to get that "been there, done that that" feeling for some time now. This beer really stood out...

A - Cooper, cloudy, with a bit of a head and lacing out of the bottle

S - Strong (but not overwhelming), complex, floral, hops, citrus

T - Again, a complex floral, citrus thing going on.

O - Very nice, very distinct!

Got this as a gift at an early Christmas party. I'll be hunting this one down at the local sellers for sure!

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of TequilaTom
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gabedivision
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from a 22 oz bottle to a tulip glass.

*no bottling date*

Pours a clean, transparent light copper/orange with a 1 finger inch pillowy white head that thins to a tight lace around the glass, decent sticking and lacing. Smells of spicy citrus, mango, peach, a touch of earthy onion, and garlic also. BIg juicy hop flavors on the tongue, mangos peaches, orange juice, piny and earthy hops, slightly bitter on the finish. Meduim bodied, sugary sweet, citrus, finishes dry and bitter. Overall; i took a chance on this beer, and i was very impressed, this is a classic West Coast IPA. I just do not understand why there is no bottling date on an IPA that is being shipped across the country, lucky for me, it tastes pretty fresh.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,200 ratings.
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