IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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IPAIPA
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4.23/5
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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:
#912
Reviews:
1,354
Ratings:
4,272
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,272 |  Reviews: 1,354
Photo of scottspencer
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wmcgar01
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZachT
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Daver32nh
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of evanschaaf
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Docrock
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davidpaul37mn
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NelCet
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MilaMila
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cbavera
4.87/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is one of my all time favorites. very hoppy and complex. After taste is very satisfiying.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

American hops front and center . Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA.

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Photo of MjamesL
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Strohm
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of RAFH
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lobos62
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(12 oz can, canned on 05/22/2017.... poured into a nonic)

L: rather clear, amber-colored liquid, slight yellowish tinge around the edges... beautiful, fluffy pad of off-white foam, silky sheen

S: orange and lemon flesh, perhaps some hints of taffy and menthol... bit of spice in the back... really, the prominent aroma is that of a hyper-dense, (orange) citrus candy/syrup... hint of buttery sandwich cracker (if that makes sense, like that peanut butter variety)... essence of phenolic booze, just a nip

T: densely-layered hop flavors - spicy citrus, fresh grass, tea-like leafiness... mildly earthy and pungent, bitter aftertaste at first; later, some dried yeast and black pepper creep up, all the while maintaining a buzzing bitter green tea note... the malt, despite being pushed to the back by the surging hops, does exhibit a strong enough presence with a prominent crumbly cracker and mildly nutty quality

F: dry and level in the middle, while the top of the palate is lightly aflame with the collective phenols and booze heat and the chest warm and slightly reddened... the back end dryness makes this easy to knock back... body takes on a silkier viscosity as it warms - but don't let it sit too long

O: what stands out is the bold hop and malt flavors (almost balanced) and its charged, spicy/warm/bitter finish with a more clipped back end than expected... the taste isn't all that unique, but it's forceful and enlivens the senses

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IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,272 ratings