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:
4,216
Reviews:
1,340
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
776
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 4,216 |  Reviews: 1,340
Photo of Hop_God
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: golden orange. Think creamy white head.

S: hops. Citrus. Tropical fruit. Mango juice. Resin.

T: guava. Ripe melon. Lemongrass. Bitter pine. Resin. Some malt at the end

F: creamy. Maybe oats added. Coats the palate nicely. Nice contrast of sweet and bitter

O: what to say that hasn't been already. Consistently one of the best IPAs you can get.

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Photo of Jae61
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

From a bomber dated 1/27/15.

A rather well balanced IPA...not exactly what I expected from a SD brewery but pleasant nonetheless (although I certainly don't object to hop bombs!). The bready maltiness actually dominates on both the nose and tongue for me. The fruity and bitter elements from the hops are there but pretty subtle when compared to a lot of other west coast IPAs. This is a real quality brew, but, considering the cost, I'm not sure I'll come back to it anytime soon....a couple more bucks will get me a sixer of some other great stuff.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

So smooth for an ipa this is a must try

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Photo of indianabeerman
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coorsy
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffBlue
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

(bottle, 22oz) Good at first, but one dimensional. Has a nice hempy/dank taste at first but that is all I tasted throughout. Kinda leaves you looking for something else at the end. (2/8/15)

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Photo of revooner
3.72/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MississippiInNJ
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of griffey123
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WS_Transplant
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HunterSBeerson
4.52/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of snaxcat
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Maple syrup sweet, tangerine, herbal hops. Nice bitter bite, good balance. Good IPA.

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Photo of Farinag16447
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OCSA_1978
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveB24
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

color is a clear copper, pours a finger of white head that retains well and is reinforced by a steady stream of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. In the taste and the aroma there's lots of citrus fruit notes with some apples and pears in there too, with a nice, bready, malt backbone. very crisp and finishes cream, overall a really top notch IPA, Tasty, smooth, balanced, no bitterness.

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Photo of Shebrew4you
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious, but needs more balance and a fuller body. Love the color and the smell. Would order again.

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Photo of Jamato14
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtrog313
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannyfayy
3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Natellis123
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,216 ratings.
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