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RATINGS: 1912   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Slightly cloudy Yellow color with large white head. Aroma is full on piney hops, olives, grapefruit, honey. Flavor is definitely hoppy, but pretty well balanced overall with a substantial malt character. A great general IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Pour is hazy orangey amber with a nice fluffy off white head...smell is definately piney...taste is well balanced sweet malt then hops taking over...bitter hoppy finish...good IPA...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Sampled on tap, from my kegerator. Very light copper/golden yellow in color with a creamy white head. Sweet citrus fruits in the nose, accents of pine. Starts assertively bitter in flavor, opens to a very well balanced sweetness and excellent citrus/piney hop flavor. Finishes bitter and dry. Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, medium bodied with a dry citrus finish. This is an excellent IPA that I enjoy often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and florals. Bitter finish. Hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Thanks Santa!! Aroma is sweet grapefruit and perfume. Pours a hazy copper/orange body with a thick foamy white head that doesnít seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Great ipa taste. Loads of hops very well balanced with a huge malt backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
Thx. Santa! Cloudy gold with a craggy head. Lemony, floral & herbal hops in the nose. Flavor is herbal, dusty malt. Grapefruit. I wish there was a bit more sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2004
hazy orange color with long lasting white lace. Hoppity hop aroma. Crisp, clean, solid IPA..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
giarcsr (103) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2004
In my opinion, this is way overated. donít get me wrong, itís a great IPA, it has a nice aroma that promises hoppy goodness, and a flavor that delivers, but I feel that it lacks a bit. it is a pretty straight forward for an IPA and doesnít really wow me like a beer with score over 4 should. This is a great IPA that you should try, but it isnít as good as itís said to be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Cloudy golden color with a good sized white head that lasted until the end. Nice lacing on the glass, lots of yeast floaters. Great citrusy, hoppy aroma. Refreshing hop flavor with lots of grapefruit thrown in and just enough malt to almost balance it out. I wish this was more readily available, it could become my favorite everyday beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Very good. Good strong hop nose with not much else. Citrus in the taste, and I suppose a bit in the nose as well. There si not much mult, for a regular IPA. Thanks heemer77.

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