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RATINGS: 1916   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 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2187) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 10, 2014
7.25% a clear light copper gold with a dank resinous hoppy bouquet. A nice medium-full body with a fairly smooth mouthfeel. The taste is a bitting bitterness with earthy/woodsy bitting bitterness that mostly has fruity pine notes, sweetly balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - OCT 5, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-8-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours an amber-orange color with a thick looking three finger white colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a tropical fruit smell with tons of tangerine as well as aromas of pineapple, mango and papaya. Along with these fruity smells is a good showing of hops. The hop aroma is heaviest of a grapefruit smell, but is accompanied by aromas of pine and a little bit of earth. A little bit of a bready aroma there is there as well, mixing with the rest to produce a quite delicious smell overall. Taste – The taste begins with a slightly doughy and bready taste combined with a lighter tangerine and other tropical fruit flavor. Right from the start the hops can be tasted, with the beginning having a moderate showing of a grapefruit hop flavor. As the flavor advances from the start, the grapefruit gets a bit stronger in taste all while the sweeter flavors dwindle. At the same time the doughier flavor vanished from the tongue being replaced by a drier biscuit like taste. Nearer to the end, a pine hop taste starts working its way onto the tongue. While it starts out lower in intensity, it soon takes over the grapefruit hop flavor, with the total of flavors leaving a rather dry, bready and biscuit, resinously hopped flavor to be left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the averages to slightly thicker side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The thicker body really amps up the resinous hop flavors of the brew nicely allowing them to coat the mouth, all the while the average carbonation keeps it a little bit crisper and helps with the drier tastes of the brew. Overall – A quite tasty IPA with a nice blend of grapefruit and pine hop. A rather enjoyable drink I must say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (301) - SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Flaska från Akkurat delad med @msbrindbergs. Dimmig bärnstensfärgad vätska med stort gräddigt skum . Doftar smörkola, tallbarr och honungsmelon. I smaken är der mest smörkolan och tallen som dominerar. Bra IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MSBrindbergs (380) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Flaska på Akkurat. Med tanke på att man var väldigt laddad för den här så var det så klart en besvikelse, men med lite eftertanke så är det en galet bra öl. Dimmig bärnsten med ett sjukt tjockt skum. Doftar bra av granskog och smörkola. Smakar smörkola med en fruktig ton, typ honungsmelon. Ingen monsterbeska, men va fan för det! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (1113) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 26, 2014
slightly cloudy orange colour, huge, stable, yellowish head; aroma of floral-resiny-tropical fruity-moderately citrusy notes, honey, maybe some vanilla; taste of perfectly balanced hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with honey-tropical fruity-resiny notes and bitter-dominant aftertaste; amazing IPA! definitely the best of mine so far!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orange_3084 (109) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
Clear golden amber colour with medium whey head. Classic strong pine and grapefruit aroma with a little caramel in the background. Thin to medium body with crisp carbonation. Slightly crisp biscuity taste with an assertive bitterness. Finish is clean with a bit of bite. Exemplary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (439) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2014
bottle. picked up at random. pretty good beer - enjoyed it on the beach in OBX

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1232) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
650mL bottle Bottled on 03/21/14 Presents a sizeable, firm white head atop a slightly hazy pale gold body. Intense hop nose; pine, grapefruit, cedar, dried leafy herbs, unripe melon & stonefruit, with a measure of lightly toasted & golden syrup malt in support. Moderate carbonation, body is full but certainly doesn’t give away its substantial strength, long on the palate, clean, a touch of malt chewiness. Ever present hops continue their tirade on the palate - plenty of grapefruit rind, melon pith, pine sap, bay leaf sort of character going on, packs a lot in there. A welcome touch of sweetness delivered by a toasted malt character, but ultimately hops win out with a final killer blow of strong bitterness and lingering spice. Very well made IPA - this brewery scarcely sets a foot wrong!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tourette (212) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Amazing smell. Ultra well balanced. Generally I gravitate to the darker beers and skip IPAs. But this is an absolutely delicious IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (535) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a copper color. Big piney hop aroma. Had this a couple times before, and it really got me into the world of IPAs. Near perfect balanced beer with a really nice bitter hop finish. All around a standout IPA. Great beer.

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