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:
4,220
Reviews:
1,340
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
520
Gots:
776
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 4,220 |  Reviews: 1,340
Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hops are front and center in this classic from AleSmith. It pours a clear copper with a decent foamy white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is strongly floral and fresh, with rose and juicy tangerine, grapefruit, pine, and honey sweetness. It wafts things juicy and enticing. The taste is sharply and unexpectedly bitter. Within the bitterness remains tangerine, grapefruit, pine, orange, peach, and flowers. While I enjoyed the floral nature of the aroma, flowers in the mouth are not as pleasant as flowers on the nose. It's like comparing the smell of roses to drinking rose water. But there are a lot of other more positive things going on. The bitterness mellows as it warms and the juicy tangerine reasserts itself along with some honey and sweet bready malt, like a brioche. Then the sweetness recedes as the hops are noticed yet again, this time rounder and more mellow, the juiciness still prominent. Finishes a bit dry and bitter, but not as much as I expected. Overall at first I was enticed, then confused, then I enjoyed it tremendously, then a bit confused again, and on balance I think it was a bit busy but I would certainly revisit it.

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

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SFNC
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of solisbrewmaster
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into a snifter. It has a golden orange color. The smell is hoppy: tropical, citric, little fruity.
The taste is fruity and citric, little piney. It is smooth of hops with a bitter aftertaste, but not very bitter.
It has a medium body, and is not very resiny. Still tastes very hoppy.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

Photo of Foley67
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JRed
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep orange in body with big off-white head that stays. Aroma of tangerines, grapefruit, pine, grass. Tastes of tangerine, grapefruit, grass, pine, tropical fruits. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of Allurex
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mbjb0720
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.77/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nedster10
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lr300
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dohedan
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.52/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stevem68
3.87/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,220 ratings.
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