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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,191
Reviews:
1,334
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
522
Gots:
767
For Trade:
12
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Photo of beagleyx2
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Haybeerman
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbigcat
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dacrza1
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DATE: November 27, 2016... OCCASION: Christmas decorating, almost complete... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... pours a swirling storm of bubbles, spinning through a translucent, light amber body that supports a thick, creamy, pillowing white head--a perfect picture... orange, grapefruit, melon, tangerine, resin and pine weigh in with an earthiness that suggests a dankness... the malts are bread-like and mellowing... this ale sips efficiently, if not smoothly, in belying its 7.2% ABV... front to back, a full ticket, with the teeth experiencing an initial hit, while the throat holds fast to a lasting, subtle sweetness... creamy and medium-bodied.... in other words, how is this an IPA at 7.2%? the tangerine is most notable, with the grapefruit and orange lending to a hop-forward experience, one that rewards as a sippable, powerful IPA... the undergirding malts match its dry finish encouraged by its hops... I have waited a long time for Alesmith to reach the East Coast, and here it is, in all its glory... incredibly balanced, setting the standard for the IPA not wanting to be a hop bomb...

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Photo of titletownusa
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just found this in a six pack at my local store, So much better than buying the 22 oz Bomber Bottles. This is my favorite IPA Beer. A must try for any IPA Beer Lover.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy dark golden with lasting clingy bone head. So balanced with malty backbone thought-out, evenly distributing a healthy dose of pine and citrus.

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Photo of Cooker_stp
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice beer from a great brewery

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kdivers
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopresin19
4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz Bottle into tulip Glass,Appearance,Beautiful hazy Apricot color,2fingers of creamy dense head,Nose is pine,grapefruit,with a bready malt,Taste is Fantastic!,exactly like the nose,with a nice lasting Hop Bite.Overall this is a Stellar west coast Classic that should be savored and enjoyed...Cheers!

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Photo of jpbrooklyn
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Casterbridge
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dream
2.62/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of braican
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. canned on 08/29/16

Pours clear amber gold with a dense creamy white foam head. Smells like fresh pineapple, grapefruits, papaya, mango, guava, orange citrus, dark toffee caramel malts, with resinous floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like resinous pine sap, dark toffee caramel malts, with dank bitter floral earthy herbal grass, some pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, mango, guava, and orange citrus peel. Feels medium bodied, creamy and full with moderate low carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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

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

Very hazy orange body with short lived white head. Aroma: sweet but very hoppy, some citrus & bitter orange peel. I didn't think I was going to like this but I was wrong, it is not overly hoppy & bitter. The taste is sweet, salty & a little bitter with grapefruit & tangerine & pine. Maybe a little to salty. Pretty good.

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Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Avatar113
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from bottle into tulip. Not much Head. Nice lacing. Nose of citrus, not too orangy. Slightly, ever so slight astringent. Nice west coast bitter, sweet, citrusy hoppy. A little more subtle than some. Very nice.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 4,191 ratings.
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