AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
BA SCORE
4.23/5
4,236 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-29-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#857
Reviews:
1,342
Ratings:
4,236
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
519
Gots:
782
Trade:
11
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,236 |  Reviews: 1,342
Photo of Remdog
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

33cl bottle. Semi-hazy pale orange with a medium height white head with good retention, that ultimately gives way to a sticky lacing. Smells like grapefruit, caramel, passion fruit and pine resin. The taste follows the same notes, grapefruit, pine, unripe tropical fruits and green hops, all very well balanced. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Mtbfatty
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wjmckeown
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of majorlance
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold with a large head.
Nose shows pine, resinous hops and a fair whack of sweet clean malt.
More pine and resinous notes as flavours along with some grapefruit and sweet clean malt. Finishes with an assertive, lasting bitterness.

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Photo of BoozyCollins21
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flyersfan900
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SwG237
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kendollkaff
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffstinson
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I wasn't expecting what this beer delivered. Should have expected it coming from Alesmith. Citrus notes, great hop bitterness, and solid body make this an exceptional IPA.

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Photo of TommyTheCat
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Appearance: A nice orangey copper color with a fluffy white head

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit and piney hops

Taste: Tropical and citrus fruits up front, with some piney hops and bready caramel malts

Mouthfeel: Nice medium body, good carbonation

Overall: Another fantastic San Diego IPA. Excellent brew from an excellent brewery

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Photo of Nate139
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LADaveBN
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle with a bottled on date of 12/11/14; into a pint glass (per the recommendation on the bottle).
Appearance - golden, clear and bubbly with a thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - mouth watering grapefruit and tangerine; very dank, very powerful!
Taste - hop bomb with delicious citrus fruit flavors!
Feel - very bitter but not over the top due to the fruity sweetness!
Overall - superb IPA; if you're a fan of the style, then you'll love this beer!

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Photo of jooler
4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really good initial hoppy taste. Pretty hoppy and just the right amount of maltyness. It's kind of like lagunitas Maximus but with more malts. The only problem is the finish, there is an unpleasant bite on my palette

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,236 ratings
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