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RATINGS: 1902   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 2009-10-30, bottle at ōlbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-7-4-16=41
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is very citrusy. It has a lean body, with a strong bitterness, resiny and fruity; I miss some sweetness, but itís a great IPA.

2009-06-20, 8-5-7-5-16=41
Copper color: big frothy head. Sharp spicy aroma, coriander, peppercorns, cloves; then some fruity hop too. Lean body, with dry toffee flavor and hazelnuts; the hopping is good, oily, nutty, a bit resiny, not much fruity. Less than I remembered, but very good.

2006-03-28, at Freakiní Frog, Las Vegas, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Hazy amber color. Nice hoppy aroma, very fruity (apricots, persimmon, orangesÖ). Good malty body, very strong, excellent hopping, aromatic sweet fruity and resiny. Well blended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2007 Pours a deep golden honey color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Head retention is lengthy. Residual lacing is thick, sticky, and creamy. Nice! Aroma is of citrus rind perfume. Full nectar w/ silky residual effers. It has a thick creamy texture. Malt driven bomb squad. Big citrus with rich, malty caramel flavors. A defined perfume essence is unique yet questionable. Hop rate is high yet it doesnít bite back. A very luscious style. This brew has a mild sweetness and a touch of grapefruit on the finish w/ only mild bittering. There is a lingering dose of asprin taht intriges me. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2006
Very unique IPA Iíd love to smell this beer all day...unreal hop aroma. Very rich and thick caramel...thats why its unique...most IPAs I have had have been very dry and thin with high alcohol. This one is extremely malty and thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 4, 2006
Bomber. Thanks Bro! This is why Iím becoming a big hop head. I love great IPAs like this. Poured a great copper color with a creamy off-white head that diminished to a ring over time but left excellent lacing. Big IPA aroma of grapefruit and pine. The flavor found grapefruit citrus, pine, orange, and a light malt background of butterscotch and chocolate. Medium body and dry but smooth. Awesome bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EventHorizon (7) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2006 does not count
.. it is pretty awesome. omg.. itís fanfuckingtastic, this IPA. great pour from a bomber, perfect aroma, color is great.. tastes wonderful.. some cinnamon even.. great, great IPA. must buy more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Hops, caramel , bubbles, heat, alcohol in that order and in perfect percentages. Dry hopped in description sya it perfect. This is almost a perfect IPA...read the description and you will know evrything about this brewha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled. This IPA has a fruity hoppy aroma to it. The taste is almost sweet for just a moment, but finishes bitter. I donít normally care for the bitterness, but this is such a quality beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Bottled. Dark honey color, hazy (yeast floaties), large offwhite head that is creamy//fluffy and a bit lumpy. Body is sparkling. Lace is in rings, also in sheets, is quite generous and head is fully lasting. Aroma is honeycomb, floral, orange, pine and sweet dough. Body is medium to full with light, soft carbonation and a semi-dry finish. Flavor is honeycomb, flowers, touch of light honey, strong pine aftertaste with a light alcohol presence proving some warmth. Honey-floral is throughout. Not very sweet, pretty bitter and well blended flavor. Nothing super exciting except the appearance, but this beer is really well done. Thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2007 22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquor - Pours a very slightly hazy amber color with a nice tight one finger thick off white head that lasts. Lots of citrus and pine hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor that lingers. Not much malt, but thats OK. Slight alcohol warming. Palate is a little thin. Medium body. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 Um, not much to say about this one except that it probably should replace sierra nevada as the quintessential ipa. I mean these guys nailed it. The hops are perfectly balanced and donít kill you with their aromas or flavors. Great beer to drink. Glad I had a chance to try this one. Thanks to dhlesq. Very floral aromas. Very bitter, citrusy tastes.

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