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AleSmith IPA - AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith IPA

Overall: 8.3/10 by 4 dudes

Dudes: 8.5/10

Trend: 8.3/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American IPA

ABV: 7.75%

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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310 beers rated with a 8.3 average
  • 8.2/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 8 | L: 8 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: Amber
  • Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Spotty lacing.

    The aroma is sweet with citrus hops similar to grapefruit. A very nice aroma.

    The taste is similar to the aroma with a sweet malt upfront working into a citrus hop with a grapefruit citrus bite. The finish is slightly bitter and creamy.

    Medium body with medium body. Creamy and smooth on the mouth feel.

    Overall, a very nice IPA. Creamy rich and smooth. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 09, 2012 at 21:28:59
  • Tasted: August 09, 2012 by tikibeer
  • $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
355 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 8.9/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 9 | L: 8 | M: 9 | O: 9
  • Color: Light Deep Gold
  • A: On the lighter side of deep gold, with a few float-ees. Soft off-white foam that hung around a little longer than normal IPA.

    S: Pink grapefruit, some pine, with an interesting twist. There's a spice or scent that adds something beyond the typical IPA.

    T: Taste matches aroma. Citrus blend holds the malt in balance. There's an interesting flavor that weaves through the beer and is very pleasing.

    O: A very solid West Coast IPA that's got it's own personality. Perfectly balanced, and has a few twists in it's flavor to crave out a unique space.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 22:27:34
  • Tasted: July 12, 2012 by rich
  • $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.2 average
  • 8.0/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 8 | L: 8 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: 7
  • Thinnest lace over deep gold.
    Smells great.
    Tastes like is smells
    Smells and tastes like cascade and columbus???
    Bottle conditioned, tight bubbles like it says on the bottle.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 22:09:08
  • Tasted: July 12, 2012 by Retrofit
  • $7.99 for 22 oz. bottle
1,141 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 8.0/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 8 | L: 8 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: Amber
  • Poured hazy into my mason mug. Love that mug. Had a huge meringue, big bubbled, white foam. Great retention as it takes a while to wither away to a thin film on top of the brew. Beautiful spider-web lacing.

    Aroma is on the light side but good. Sweet malt with big citrus hops. Grapefruit is the main citrus note.

    Taste has smooth, sweet malt up front. The middle is very smooth transitioning point. Ends with slight creamy, grapefruit hops. Some bitterness in the aftertaste but not long lived.

    High end of low carbonation and light body work a charm on this brew.

    A good example of an IPA as it seem most CA breweries have a knack for accomplishing. I could enjoy this all day. Why do I live so far away from CA? Once again, thank you Russ for helping out. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 21:25:35
  • Tasted: September 15, 2009 by scot
  • $4.99 for 22 oz. bottle