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RATINGS: 1894   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2004
golden amber color, tannish rocky long lasting head w/ lots of lacing. floral hop, pine, and citrus aroma. flavor is all hop, very bitter. grapefruit peel flavor too. resiny mouthfeel and aftertaste. sparce but sparkly carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2004 Pours a bright orange with small white head. Aroma of flowers and citrus. Flavor is very full and balanced. The hops are very expressive, and the malt balances out the palate. A great beer! Thanks to IMTheOptimater for this very tasty brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2004
Cloudy orange/amber coloured. Very nice aromas with loads of citrusy cascade hops. Very hoppy and bitter flavour. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
not significantly superior to many other good American IPAs I have had. Full mouthfeel with citrus and dough. Somewhat overcarbonated that with bitterness and pine and tad grassiness, set off my mouth. Good accompanyment to dinner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2005 Bottle. Strong hop smell. Beautiful pour and head. Hazy yellow color. Bitter taste. Strong citrus flavor. Proto-typical American Hophead IPA. I’m not an IPA fan, but this is one of the best I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours cloudy dark orange with a frothy white head. ..5 min later and the bubbles are still rising. Citrus aroma and the taste to match. The pine taste must account for the resiny aftertaste which is strong at times although this beer pulls it off well. The warmth on the way down would signal the extra dose of alchohol. A very good IPA overall, although not quite as good as Stone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SDalkoholic (2145) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 22 oz bomber. I’m not sure how old this bottle is but its already started to grow floaties and lot of sediment in the beer. It still keeps a very floral hop and citrus aroma that is fresh and lively. The flavor is extremely bitter and prime example of the style. Love this IPA and is probably top 10.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 15, 2004
220z. bomber: This lovely brew pours a hazy, darker golden color. Some head to it. The aroma is hops, and all hops, but not overpowering. Piney, citrus, floral and grassy. The taste is quite good. The taste is quite hoppy, but only somewhat bitter. The tastes are very well balanced. Some fruits in the aftertaste and the hopiness lingers nicely in your mouth. An excellent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2004
Poured a great golden color, Nice head. first taste, Hops,Hops,Hops! Very nice, warming ale. Nice flavor, I’ve been aging this one only for a few months, but tonight it looked at me and said, "Drink me" I’m glad I did, beautiful beer! I’ll have many more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Poured a murky amber color with an offwhite head which left a lacing on the glass. Aroma is typical for a good IPA; strong and hoppy. Taste has a strong hops presence with a subtle hint of malt. Very, very similar to Stone IPA. Not quite as drinkable as Hop Devil, but an excellent IPA.

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