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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
Exceptional
4,245 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:
#874
Reviews:
1,345
Ratings:
4,245
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 4,245 |  Reviews: 1,345
Photo of flydudehsv
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy apricot glazed amber with a quickly disappearing head..The aroma was extremely piney and had strong notes of wet freshly cut grass, grapefruit...starts with a nice balanced bitter grapefruit flavor, showing subtle piney notes but remaining quite balanced. I used to think this beer was more over the top, but its surprisingly balanced..maybe a tad bit too much...maybe....Alcohol is completely hidden though...and its not as sticky as some IPAs can be. A really good IPA, one of my favorites.

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Photo of theteleman
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of cwsattgast
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Found a rare stash of this brew at a local market tonight in a 22 oz bottle. Poured into an ale glass when I got home.

A. Beautiful. Cloudy amber with a big thick head that had an almost meringue-like quality. Lots of thick lacing.

S. Nice balance of pine and citrus.

T. Plenty of hops, but the bitterness was consigned to the background.

M. Moderate carbonation, very balanced and pleasing.

D. Yeah. I could drink this all night. Hides its 7.25% ABV very well.

I'd put this in my top 5 favorite IPAs without question. I wish it wasn't so hard to get in Portland.

Serving type: 22 oz bottle.

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Photo of MacStinson
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of prisdefer
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of walshclimb
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours clear amber with thick (really thick) frothy head that is amazingly long lived. It looked like there was almost a fresh dollup of foam as I finished my slowly sipped glasss - exceptional.

Very fragrant floral aroma with a hint of rose and citrus. Nice. Not overblown. Not trying to outdo the brewery down the road - exceptional.

Perfectly balanced moderately bitter, very floral hops with a solid but not sweet malt base. Tastes and feels lighter than the 7% ABV. I truly think this is the best IPA I have had - exceptional.

Mouthfeel is basically perfect. Smooth, not syruppy, nicely carbonated but not fizzy. Exceptional

Please let me know if you find a more drinkable, better tasting IPA. I don't mean DIPA, but IPA. I think this is exactly what they should be. Nicely hopped, high alcohol content, and well balanced. Exceptional.

Why did I only buy one bottle?!? This beer almost makes me think I should knock a 1/2 point off some of the others I have reviewed. Awesome.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of ipafool
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of brandonasplundh
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jeezie
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jwelsh
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Santosh
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Justindemino
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of paulys55
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of 81tillinfinity
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One month after bottled on date. Pretty good. Pretty pretty pretty good.

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Photo of Jeysun23
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of StoutFest
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jwhancher
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up a 22 while out at the brewery the Sunday before Labor Day. Have been itching to open this one, particularly after trying a sample in the tasting room.

Pours a clear dark gold with very nice two finger white head. Smells of mostly piney hops with a sweet malt backbone. Tastes of a supercharge full of hops. Again with the pine, but with some peppery spice, a little citrus as well. Has a delicate floral taste that resonates theoughout. Tastes bitter but not over the top. A great even-keeled, refreshing IPA. This matches my favorite of all time. Sets the standard for an IPA. Go get some!

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Photo of hickmancase
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Reema
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving type: Bomber into a shaker pint like God intended.

Pours a honey-amber coloration. Smell is slightly citrusy, well hopped, along with some pine-y and citrus zesty scents. Taste reflects the smell, light citrus flavors along with some great hop punch that aren't overpowering. Very much a West coast IPA. The mouthfeel is slightly thicker than normal for an IPA (treading on DIPA territory) but it is well carbonated, it compliments the bigger hop and zest flavors well.

Would buy again and again.

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Photo of Calvarro
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best ipas i've ever had. Tropical, pines it has everything!!!

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Photo of jonny86jonny
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Malymalz
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of dan027
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Joel_gomez
5/5  rDev +18.2%

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,245 ratings
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