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:
4,185
Reviews:
1,333
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
521
Gots:
761
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 4,185 |  Reviews: 1,333
Photo of Wardt16
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavierGC
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rolltide
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of msscott1973
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of goalie35
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rorjets
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On cask. Fantastic. Citrusy grapefruit and orange.

Not too heavy. Almost crushable.

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Photo of DreDay
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abcsofbeer
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beernooph
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eoday
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

A 12 fl oz can, canned on 5th October 2016. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy, light copper orange colour with a nice two finger off white head with good retention and great lacing.

Aroma: Tropical pineapple and apricot with citrus orange, pine and sweet biscuit malt.

Taste: Citrusy and bitter orange peel, mandarin and grapefruit followed by sweet-ish pineapple, biscuit malt and pine. The finish has a nice long resinous bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, dry-ish, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A wonderfully tasty and balanced West Coast IPA. Also loving the cans!

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Photo of RichieRich1812
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nick_perry
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hoppy, but without the citrus notes I’ve come to expect from West Coast IPA’s. Some botanical notes, however. Very dry finish. I realize this is one of the most prized San Diego IPA's, and don't get me wrong, it's good, but I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about.

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Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,185 ratings.
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