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RATINGS: 1893   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (1253) - BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Orange/amber colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very complex nose of tropical fruit, grapefruit and bitter hops. Light sweet with bitter finish. Easy drinkable. This is a winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Near perfect IPA. I’m liking the California style. Soft, smooth mellow hoppiness, slippery body, creamy mouthfeel. Light amber with small silky head. Soft citrus. pine nose, taste is more pine, but not astringent. Goes down smooth, with some lingering bitterness. Wonderful!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erzengel (2536) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
Thanks to Rian for sharing! Bottled 17.2.2014. Very smooth and hoppy beginning. Fresh resin and pine at the beginning. Not too sweet. Easy to drink for 7,25%. Very floral in the nose, fresh hoppy and smooth. On the tongue remains a fresh hoppy aroma with a slight sweetness.
Very nice! 12/12/13/13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (104) - - JUL 16, 2014
hay, grass, herbs, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Purchased in Europe so a bit long in tooth, bottle five months before tasting. Pours a bright orange/yellow with an of white head. The smell is malt, caramel, fruit. The is herbal, caramel, fruit, tart with some citrus. Light/medium body with nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvilCat (80) - FRANCE - JUL 15, 2014
Bouteille. Saveur bière. Robe orange clair, belle mousse écru. Nez fruité sur la mangue, notes de malt et de pin. Bouche de malt caramel et de fruits exotiques avec une note résineuse dominante. Finale sèche, épicée, notes de piments séchés et d'alcool. Une american ipa de caractère, bien résineuse. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep golden amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. Fresh spruce, citrus peel and morello cherry hops notes sit over a caramel malt base to create the aroma. Prickling pine and Seville orange hops up front fade gently into caramel malt and the merest hint of vanilla in the mid-palate. Softer, fruity hops notes of plum and black cherry add interest to the finish. This really is an exemplary IPA. Much more subtle than others in the American style, it offers great depth of hops flavour, giving it much more character than the raft of IPAs that rely on nothing but straight bitterness. One of the best beers I have had in a long while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enwiebe (119) - - JUL 13, 2014
7/13/14. Bomber. Pours slightly hazy golden with a great big sticky head. Milder floral piney nose than I might have expected (old bottle?). Nicely balanced mouth with prominent hops without blowing the palate out or overdoing it on the booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1305) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : piwo jest przejrzyste o kolorze miedzi i pomarańczy. Piana jest średniej wielkości, trwała o kolorze białym. NOS : bardzo intensywne aromaty tarty, pompelo, krwiste pomarańcze, mango, jałowiec, pieprz. Jest również mocny aromat alkoholu i żywicy. USTA : piwo jest średnio nasycone o konsystencji tłustego mleka. Piwo jest intensywne pod każdym względem. Mocno słodowe o typowej nucie tarty. Do tego wanilia. Zanim uderzą cytrusowe nuty amerykańskich chmieli, żywica i alkohol wychodzi na wierzch. Za raz po mamy do czynienia z typowymi owocowymi i jałowcowymi nutami chmieli o dosyć wyraźnej gorzkości przypominającej pestki cytrusów. Piwo piecze w ustach i gardle. Posmak przypomina o żywicy. Alkohol przypomina o sobie kilka łyków później. ODCZUCIA : piwo jest bardzo intensywne. Przypomina bardziej DIPA niż IPA. Miałem okazje podjadać sobie ostre skrzydełka do tego piwa i muszę przyznać, że to jest prawdziwe objawienie. Polecam. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijaln ość : 6/10 styl : +1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tommynh (25) - - JUL 12, 2014
Gift from a friend, very nice. Pours a nice golden color, slight head foam, great nose and first taste, good aftertaste. A very good IPA with nice hop flavor and a highish ABV ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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