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RATINGS: 1922   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (1177) - 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 (118) - 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 (440) - 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 (1260) - 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 (586) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shinskyweiser (41) - - AUG 30, 2014
Smell is very potent. Pine and a floral orange blossom dominate. Thick white foam holds strong on top of the hazy apricot beer below. I can't get over how good this beer smells. Bitter grapefruit, sharp pine and a resiny finish. One of the best west coast IPA's I've had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
IPA perfection. Wonderrful nose citrus grapefruit, pine, Excellent carbonation. Dry finish and perfect hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear orange amber with a frothy off-white head. Battlements of lace. Great complex mix of earthy, floral, citrus, resiny hop notes. Honey tangerines. Bitter blonde caramels. Woody oak and pine. Lemongrass. Agave. Pineapple cores. Buttered toast. Wildflower honeycombs. Pink pepper. Amber fruit. Thorny vines. Really good stuff. Not one wrong note in a symphony of fantastic flavors!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (374) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Grassy, piney, honey, bready, orange marmalade, mild grapefruit rind. Oily, slick mouthfeel.

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