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RATINGS: 1820   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamora (6) - Bangkok, THAILAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Beautiful IPA, one of the best out there! Great aroma, taste, body...!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Pours dark orange with a very nice piney aroma. A lot of citrus in the body that finishes with a sweet touch of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Evelio (3) - Asuncion, PARAGUAY - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Intenso aroma a frutas tropicales y cítricas es lo primero que uno percibe. Color ámbar y espuma consistente. Su amargor se ve perfectamente balanceada con el dulce de la malta, una verdadera explosión de sensaciones en boca. Cuerpo ligero, fácil de beber, alcohol imperceptible. Muy refrescante, una cerveza para beberla todo el día.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beertholomeus (525) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a fluffy white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, floral and malt aroma. Hop, citrus, dank, floral, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Bitter but well balanced malt backbone. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lspagnola (16) - - MAR 5, 2014
More pine then citrus hop profile. It’s a bright IPA but has some dank in the finish. Missing the palate and balance of a Sculpin. Very, very good, however, I’m not sure it is the best IPA out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
22oz bottle pours an amber color without much head. Lots of hops, and yet so mild and well balanced. Noticeable maltiness. More complex range of flavors than other IPA's.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhatB420 (600) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bomber into a tall Weihenstephan glass. Pours a thin looking orange caramel, lots of clarity in the tone and color, also a nice bronzed shade omits when held to the light. Head is large, beige, and frothy leavins ample lacing on the glass. Aroma is wonderful-> hoppy, fresh orange, grapefruit amongst citrus waves, pine and more hops. Smells exactly how I would want my ipa to smell. Taste is just as perfect as the aroma. a crisp and fullfilling hop blast at front, followed by a noticeable but not too extreme malt balance. Orange, pine, tangerince, peach and some distant cedar are joyfully bouncing around. Drinkability is again, perfect. Such an easy and enjoyable drinker while holding all the distictions an ipa should have. Abv is an added bouns, being on the higer side, as it is barely noticeable. All Im thinking about while drinking this is how wonderfully this beer is balanced. This is a top notch ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (289) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
22 oz bomber poured into IPA glass. Pours slightly dark golden with a huge frothy dirtwhite head. Aroma is loads of grape, pine, grass and orangepeel. Taste is nicely balanced with tropical fruits, medium bitterness and breadcrumbs. Don’t know how old it was but lacked a bit of the "hoppy punch" to score it higher. Either way a solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bengibbs6 (32) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
22oz bomber- nice lemon aroma. Vanilla, citrus and a touch of pine flavor. Nice juicy pomelo on the finish, definitely a nice balance to the bitterness. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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