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RATINGS: 1966   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
22oz bottle. pours golden-amber with white head. nice nose of PNW hops, piney and grapefruit. flavor is nice and bitter with piney grapfruit hop notes and a bit of biscuit. taste fresh, clean, and highly refreshing. abv well hidden. carbination is smooth. real tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bomber, brought back from San Diego in December. Dark orange color with huge, long lasting, creamy head. Aroma is citrus hops, some bitter hops in aroma, sweet malt, doughy yeast, toffee, very nice. Nice full body, with little carb, very creamy, very apropiate. Very balanced malt and hops, toffee, piney. This is an amazing beer, I will have to taste it fresh.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Bottle. Outstanding hop aroma of citrus, pine, mango, and pineapple. Smells a little chalky. The mouthfeel is about perfect (smooth and just the right amount of carbonation). Flavor has significant malt with all the nice hop flavors mentioned before but a little too resiny. Probably my favorite IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours dark dull orange color with huuuge white head that lingers forever. Lots of yeast floaties, nice lacing. Smells very sweet, lots of citrusy hops.... tastes the same... very well balanced. Would buy again.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2007
22oz. Pours a fiery orange with a gigantic, rocky white head that takes forever to go away and leaves monster lace down the entire glass. A lot of bubbles flow to the top on this one. This is a perfect looking beer. The aroma is quintessential IPA smell: sweet, citrusy hops. Very sweet without smelling sugary or artificial, just nice natural fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity hops, crisp and bitter and even refreshing. It could use more hop kick but now I’m just being greedy. This beer does all it should do and does it very well. The best IPA I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2007
22oz Pours mostly orange, clear, thick head. Smells really citrusy, and hoppy. Flavor is grapefruit, lots of hops, quite bitter. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Good ipa overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2007
Orange amber with fluffy head, good lacing. Smells like hops and oranges. Nice smooth palate and added grapefruite flavor. More bitter than sweet... a bit lacking of malts. But overall very well done, finishes milky smooth and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3349) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Bottle; Poured an orange-amber-gold, with a large off white head; lacing. Aroma of pine and citrus, with some caramel malt. Great smooth flavor and mouthfeel. Nice pine and citrus to start with some caramel and toasted malt behind it. Some sweetness, but not much. Lingering finish, slightly dry. Some alcohol warmth. Due to the flavor and creaminess of the mouthfeel, I might have drank this too quickly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nephilium (1425) - Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
This starts off with a strong citrus/pine aroma, with a hint of tannin underneath. It pours a slightly cloudy amber, with about a quarter of an inch of head that left great lacing. This has a wonderful bitter taste, with a bit of astringency in it and a nice long finish. This is simply an amazing IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Poured an amber color with a white fluffy head. Aroma of pine, hops, and citrus.Taste was exceptionally smoothe with earthy hops and citrus. At first it started off a tad sweet and finished with a hoppy bitterness. A very smoothe bitter flavor. Another excellent brew from AleSmith. Thanks again Larry.

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