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RATINGS: 1986   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2013 Pours a beautiful hazy, sunset orange color with a finger length off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thick lacing around the glass. Nice carbonation which tells me this will be a refreshing ipa. Smells of resinous fruits like grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and pineapple. Also get some pine and like a bubblegum smell from the sweet malts. Taste is very much like it smells. starts with the resinous fruits such as pineapple and tangerine. Then in the middle there is a great balance of malt: get bready flavors as well as a creamy carmel sweetness. Then the finish is an incredible blend of the sweet, carmely malts and the resinous hop qualities. Get a prominent bubblegum flavor, as well as hints of pineapple, pine, grapefruit, and lemon. The bitterness gets more astringent as it goes through the flavor profile; however, the sweet and bready malts also get more prominent on the finish, so there is a nice balance at the end. A nice dry, crisp, clean finish. Medium body with a creamy and crisp mouthfeel. Wish I could get this more often. Just an incredible IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1471) - RÝros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Golden with a white head - Good hop aroma with citrus - Good malt body with a lot of good hops with a citrus / grapefruit flavour - Lasting hop finish with grapefruit - This was good

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Smells hoppy with both citrus and pine hops and a good amount of sweet malt but not too much. The hops are still the star in the aroma. Appearance is a hazy orange color with a pillowy white head of foam. Good amount of lacing. The taste is absolutely spot on. Reminiscent of Bellís Two Hearted Ale but with a slightly stronger malt backbone. Hoppy but not ridiculously so. Has a spice note in the background which I enjoyed. Good, but not the #1 IPA in the world. Hate to disagree with RB on this one, but Iíve had better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (758) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Spectacular IPa. This one is well balanced and very tasty. Not too much of anything. Enjoy!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (381) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
2015/02/25 - Pours a clear orange-amber colour with a thick, foamy, off white head that slowly reduces and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, pine, biscuit, earthy tones, mango and pineapple. Taste is grapefruit and orange up front, followed by mango, mild pineapple and biscuit and finishing with pine and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation and a juicy, bitter finish. Very enjoyable. I would definitely revisit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (156) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
0,65 l bottle from Bierkompass, bottled on 2/9/2014. Clear, golden orange with a huge, frothy, stable, white to tan head. Very fruity aroma of passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, orange and tangerine with hints of pepper and biscuits in the background. Unbelievably good! Medium bitter, fruity taste dominated by grapefruit, enriched with flavours of passion fruit, orange, tangerine and mango. Quite long and rather bitter finish with a slightly alcoholic and peppery touch, similar compared to their YuleSmith (Summer) but fortunately muted. Medium to full body, very solid malty backbone, creamy and foaming mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very good IPA: Rich and tasty, very refreshing and fully satisfying. Liked it even better than the mentioned YuleSmith!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (658) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at BrewDog Nottingham. Pour is clear gold with a thin frothy head, aroma is fruity, alcohol, caramel, sweetness. Taste is fruity, sweet, some caramel, lingering toffee, gentle bitterness, extremely well-concealed ABV, drinks almost like a Session IPA. Good, but I was expecting a bit more

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (820) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
On tap @ City beer store, San Francisco - CA. Color: clear blond beer with small whit foam. Smell: nice hoppy smell with grassy and fruity note. Really well balanced. Taste: nice hoppy taste and grassy notes. Fruity finish. Aftertaste: wet bitterness. Great beer and easy drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle pours a deep golden-amber color. Big fluffy off-white head lingers the entire drink. Aromas of pine, earth, fresh cut flowers, light citrusy zest and sweet bread. Taste is a nice crisp floral hop balance...bouquet of flowers...dank pine...light peach and mango...firm malt body never lets the hops get too bitter. Crisp dry finish. A classic!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (378) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours light amber, hazy, with offwhite head. Aroma of pine needles, hints of caramel. Some sweetness. Bitter finish with a long lasting aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5422) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2015 650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.25%. Golden colour, only slightly hazy. Large white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, notes of pine, caramel and grapefruit. Lovely and well balanced hoppy flavour, pine needles and grapefruit again, not extreme - just very well made. .


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