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AleSmith IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith IPAAleSmith IPA
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4.23/5
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4,241 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:
#867
Reviews:
1,343
Ratings:
4,241
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 4,241 |  Reviews: 1,343
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of LambicKing
2.75/5  rDev -35%

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sposter4
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 bottle about a month old. Piney with mild citrus. Very crisp finish. Overall a great drinkable ipa

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Photo of Modernrickk
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of SHODriver
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a honey like shade with a minute head.
S: huge amounts of sweet citrus on the nose with a slight underpinning of pine, smells of grapefruit as well
T: taste starts off citrusy with some sweet caramel undertones, toward the back end there is some pine with a hint of sweetness, spicy on the swallow with lingering soft bitterness
M: smooth and silky from bottle conditioning, a bit prickly but not overly so
O: I remember it more fondly at the brewery, but still a well done beer

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Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a very clean golden pour with a nice 2 fingers of white fluffy head. perfect amount of lacing

S - very aromatic earth tones, slight bitterness, slight citrus, honey

T - sweet earthy flavor, nice blend of malt an bittering hops, floral taste

M - smooth with a sweet finish - making me want more!

O - very nice ipa all around with a modest abv% makes this one a perfect GO TO.. if only it were actually distributed here :(

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Photo of Rihup
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SveNss0N
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HarmonMW
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of bbadger
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of codynevels
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DelicateDelirium
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of retry4z
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewskifan55
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a taster glass. Thanks, Dylan.

A: Clear amber/orange with off-white one finger head that lingered. Thick lacing.

S: Tropical fruits meet piney resin with caramel tossed in for balance. Grapefruit, mango and pine.

T: Holy crap, this is smooth and so well balanced. Grapefruit and tropical fruits mix it up with caramel, honey and low bitterness.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation.

O: What Alesmith did for the stout (Speedway), they knock it out of the park with this IPA. High class drinking.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.82/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Ruddy and cloudy orange leafy color with a dense head of off white foam. Minor notes of lacing. Medium to medium low levels of carbonation.

S: Very fruity. Tons of hops blend with an array of sweet citrus notes and a hint of pine sap. Nice.

T: High levels of hops and bitterness tower above the reserved notes of grapefruit, citrusy orange and pine. Mild malt character is present, but plays only a small role on the palate.

M: Light. Mild thoughts of hop oils and density, but for the most part, easy and crisp.

D: Not bad. I'd have another.

Notes: Special thanks to KingG for the sample.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bomber into 2012 SAVOR tulip. no bottled on date.

A: hazy orange body. pale orange. large and small off white bubbles comprise a dense head. good retention and nice lacing.

S: citrus rinds. cantaloupe. earthy, green tea. enough malt to lend some sweet notes. reminds me a little of vanilla.

T: very fruity. a little minty even. certainly some kind of hop herbal-ness is definitely there. some yeasty esters show their head from sip to sip. i find some of the bitterness a little astringent, especially as it lingers into the finish.

M: ample carbonation, looks like this thing was bottle conditioned.

D: good, just not blown away. i wish this thing had a best before or bottled on date to give me a better idea of freshness. regardless, gotta go off of what i have in the glass and while this is certainly not a bad IPA, just not as great as what i would expect from a san diego brewery.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear orange/gold. Head is bright-white, rocky, and creamy. Drops to a thin ring. Some spotty sheeting on the glass. Carbonation is lively. Nice glowing depth of color.

Smell: Oranges and biscuit dough. Huge floral hit and some lingering pine and grapefruit rind. Big juicy aromas. Malts are big enough to help balance the big hop nose. Pithy with a lingering oily bitterness. Very slick and smooth. Faintly sweet and tropical.

Taste: Sticky, oily orange and pine. So very juicy. Like a punched up shot of grapefruit/orange juice soaked with pine needles. Incredibly floral with a lingering sweet mango-like flavor. Bready malts round everything out and make for a rather delightful drinking experience. Bigger pine hit than the nose. Lingering resin bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body. Carbonation is moderate and works well with the big fruit flavors. Very easy to drink time and again.

Overall: This beer is downright amazing once it warms up a bit. Loads of depth and a good balance to keep the tongue happy. A firm notch for Alesmith. Falls off pretty quickly, but fresh it's a force.

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AleSmith IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4,241 ratings
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