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RATINGS: 2000   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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AleSmith IPA used to be known as "Irie Pirate Ale." However, some nasty patent attorneys think the name is too similar to another brand, so we had to "cease and desist." It's a darn shame, but it beats an obnoxious legal battle, in both expenses and Excedrin. Don't worry though, we won't change the beer (which is a MUCH better IPA than that "other" brand). It was conceived as an American-style IPA to satisfy the yearnings of the most die-hard hopheads. Its high alcohol content may catch you unawares if you're not careful, but it's hard to resist once you've tasted it. Appearance: Deep golden to light amber color, and a nice beige head, with good retention when properly served. Flavor: Starts off with strong citrusy, resiny flavors, balanced by a nice malty sweetness, then fades to a dry finish with a lingering hoppiness and a faint hint of plums and black cherries. Aroma: Strong piney-citrusy character, with vanilla in the background. Mouthfeel (body/texture): Smooth, medium-bodied. Feels warm in the mouth from the alcohol.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Bomber. Strong mixed aroma of citrus and pine. No room for malt. Golden amber color with a frothy white head. It laces a little. Thin to medium body. Mild carbonation that turns creamy. The flavor is strong citrus, with a lesser amount of evergreen resin, and some malt sweetness lurking about. You have to focus to notice the malt. Thereís fruit in the finish, but Iíd say more grapefruit than stone fruit. Mild heat. Nice enduring grapefruit. Itís a good one. Could stand up to some IIPAs. Made my millenium. Damn. A surge of sweet malt just snuck in. Looks like it will vary with time. Cool.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Cloudy orange pour with off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is nice mix of hops, citrus and some grassy notes. Flavor is sweetness and hops...peaches as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Drank it out of a bottle before work the other day, probably should have actually sat down and enjoyed it. Strong in hops as soon as you pop the top. Letís you know what to expect, and doesnít let you down. A very nice IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (2810) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear, orange amber with a few suspended particles. Thick off-white head and thick lacing. Nose is simple enough, citrus and floral hops with a sweet maltiness. Flavor is hoppy, yet not overly aggresive. Citrus and florals go well with the malt presence. I expected more flavor intensity, but this is still a pleasant and top notch IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2007
bottled. like a milder version of yulesmith in its uniqueness. some grapefruit and licorice, apple, berry, citrus, and lots of hops. some vanilla, so freakin awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Tried at the brewery, while buying some Decadence. Nice hoppy aroma. Mild carbonation from draft. Burnt yellow color. Grassy nose and taste. Veery drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours a murky amber color with lots of floating sediment and a thick off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with a strong pine nose to it. Flavor is nice and hoppy, with hints of grapefruit and a bitter pine finish to it. Another top-notch offering from Alesmith.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Poured amber with a lot of head. Smell is awesome, lots of citrus notes and hops. Taste is hoppy and pretty rich for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
i am so mad this was the first bottle of "bad" beer iíve gotten, the conditioning must have gone awry because there was no carbonation, so the beer ended up being horribly unbalance without any bubbles, iíll judge how i can though, and how iíd imagine it taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2007
I think I want to try another bottle of this, in hopes the one I had was "aged" or not stored properly. It was too fluffy for me, I felt like I was drinking a marshmellow. Note: not a marshmellow beer, but actually like a melted overly sweet cloying a little marshmellow. Anyway, pour was goldenish. Nose was mild hops with a fair share of malt as well. Taste was barely IPA at all, just the fore mentioned marshmellow. Now dont get me wrong, I like marshmellow, just not in my ipa.


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