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RATINGS: 1884   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigirishphan (103) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Damn good ipa. Nose was subtle compared to the hops that were on the palate. But it was such a great flavor burst of hops. Very crisp that led to a quick finish.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyr2 (17) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2014
Bitter with an interesting aftertaste. Aroma is as interesting as the taste. Another winner from Alesmith.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (490) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Grumbler to pint glass. Pours a clear orange color with medium white head. Nose is pine, citrus, caramel; flavor is pine and citrus, with a bitter finish. Nice, simple, good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (40) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
goldenly, foamy, lacey, citrusy, piney, bubbly, hoppy, yummy. Definitely a very good IPA from a really good brewery.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
venom666 (312) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 26, 2014
Hazy orange color with rich white medium lasting head. Bottle conditiones, over carbonated. Aroma is piney, with strong pineaplle characters, citrus ans some roasted malts on the background. Medium-bodied, with strong fruity taste. Again, pineapple, pine and citrus are predominant. Aftertaste is smooth ans slightly bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcHS (10) - - JUL 22, 2014
Red and golden big, thick head. Resiny aromas with a nice caramel malt and grapefruit/pine flavor at the end

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (581) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 66.6cl, couleur ambrée trouble, belle effervescence, mousse onctueuse et prégnante au nez attaque sur les fruits exotiques, en bouche grosse attaque sur le litchi puis le fruit exotique marque de grenade et de mandarine assez longue en bouche ça se termine sur une amertume intense et un côté résineux, excellente !

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (346) - - JUL 20, 2014
Hazy copper orange pour. Thick white head. Grapefruit, mango, pine hop aromas. Mild biscuity aroma. Flavor is boozy and hoppy. Grapefruit and more malt character than most west coast IPAs. ---Rated via iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (273) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from Beergium.com. Amber, slightly hazy body, with a big, creamy, white head, that leaves a ring-shaped lacing. Aroma of pine, resin, grapefruit, candy. Taste is strong resiny, piney and dry, also with grapefruit, grass, earth, balanced by sweet, honey and candy like malts. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a moderate carbonation and it finishes bitter, dry and slightly alcohol warming, with pine, resin and grapefruit. If you love piney and resiny IPAs, this is just perfect and the best I know! I’m a fan of IPAs with more fruit notes, so this isn’t my favourite. But surely an incredible, unique beer, with a perfect balance of piney hops and complex malt notes.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (83) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Over carbonated! Lost some really good drops. Pours hazy dark orange, foamy beige one finger thick head. Aroma is fresh pine, sweet fruits and grape. Hints of malt and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and resin-like. Smooth mouth and long bitter dry and minty on the tounge.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howzer420 (12) - - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Light copper color. This is what I imagine a perfectly done IPA. The malt profile isn’t too strong, but enough to compliment the beautiful hops. A+


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