Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 2100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Itís Pretty Awesome. A San Diego classic, AleSmith IPA showcases the versatility of American hops. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA.

cfrances33's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2012
On tap at Gingerman in NYC on 8/6/12, served in a tulip.

Pour: Light amber, slightly orange with a finger and a have cream/white head. Leaves excellent lacing.

Smell: Pine, orange, grapefruits. Some caramel sweetness in there too,

Taste: Lots of the same from the nose, with pine resin, grapefruit being the main hop show. Really substantial caramel sweetness, that balances well.

Mouthfeel: Pretty drinkable, and not overly bitter or sweet.

Overall: Pretty solid IPA, but not one Iíd make my go to.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Perfect IPA mango orange and passion fruit hop aroma. Clear orange pour and perfect carbonation that brought out fantastic hop aroma. Light ready malts the hops swirled around endlessly. The bitterness is not harsh but there, very well balanced with hop flavor and bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (724) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Big bottle purchased in Portland and consumed in Minneapolis. Primarily orange with hints of golden interlaced within the IPA. The frothy white head sticks around at the half finger level the entire time. Heavy citrus notes in the aroma...probably grapefruit. Taste is just ridiculously smooth and well balanced. Healthy malt backbone which is part of what differentiates this IPA from other offerings. Citrus is a big star in this one but itís offset by a nice tropical fruit sweetness. So, so happy this brewery is distributing to Minneapolis now. This is basically a perfect IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3051) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2015
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and shaker served showing a clear, orangey gold color, with a frothy & fairly persistent layer of off white head foam, and wavy, spiraling cling to the lacing. The aroma was a presentable nose that offered a blend of grapefruit & tangerine, with a touch of tropical scent. Medium bodied, backed up by good carbonation, the taste added a touch of malt sweetness, and citrusy bitterness combined with a resinous nature that prompted the lingering side of the astringency. An altogether decent IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (324) - Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Poured from the bomber ($5.99) a steal at that price. Looks a orange amber with a nice 2 finger collar. Iím getting dry grapefruit, floral hops, just a touch of sweet, a little bit of dry at the end, some gritty, a little bit of everything I like. Guess thatís what they call well balanced. After reading reviews on Ale-smith beers I am seriously considering taking a vacation to San Diego to visit their brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fombe89 (853) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 28, 2015
Botella, @XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine, Sevilla. 25/09/2015 Color amarillo, aroma frutal, sabor frutal dulce

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekk1978 (995) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Aromat: przyjemne połączenie amerykańskiego chmielu (pomarańcze mandarynki, owoce tropikalne) z charakterystycznym ciasteczkowym słodem i odrobiną karmelu.

Wygląd: barwa złota, klarowna. Piana w kolorze ecru, drobno pęcherzykowa, dość obfita i trwałą. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: wyraźna nuta słodowa (ciastkowo- karmelowa), słodka i szybko skontrowana owocowym chmielem (ananas, grejpfrut, pomarańcze). Goryczka powyżej średniej, jedynie lekko drażniąca, przyjemna. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i goryczkowy, lekko kwaskowy i alkoholowy finisz.

Świetna IPA, warta swojej renomy. Jednocześnie jedna z niewielu, ktůre zachowują swoją świeżość po przewiezieniu do Polski. Warto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bugsizzy (63) - USA - SEP 26, 2015
Enjoyed this the more I drank it. Aroma was a nice pine citrus. The lingering bitterness struck me at first, like piney tire treads in my mouth; but, this was not a bad thing as it turned out, as these laid the tracks for a great blend of dry and juicy citrus flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AAEA (239) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
22FL OZ ($5.99) wow! this was a great beer with tons of character. In a world of overpopulated IPA out there this stands a decent cut above. check it out for yourself. 100 points well deserved

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anstei (429) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Itís kinda hard to believe that this is "just" an IPA and not something stronger. Very fruity, some pine, and full of aroma. A sweetness just on the right spot to make it well-drinkable, and a nice bitter palate to round it all off in a smooth done. Well done, Alesmith, well done!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerScout28 (1) - - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
Not bad for an Indian pale ale. The hop is good. The taste is a tad overbearing.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

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