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RATINGS: 1966   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (36563) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Bottle. [Courtesy of wetherel]. Clear medium amber orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good - excellent lacing, fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, pine, citrus - grape. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very very nice ;o)) (180308)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (33020) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewery. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Dense grapefruity and slight peachy aroma. Peachy and towards dense fruity hops flavour. Medium sweet to dry and quite bitterhops. Fruity and mild acidic to citric hops finish. Smooth and solid hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29957) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
An unclear orange beer with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma is great of hops, oil, and grass. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy, but also with notes of oil and grass. A lovely IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Hazy, amber golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, light notes of caramel and very distinct citrus and peach from the hops. Rather hoppy finish. Solid West Coast IPA. 310507

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21762) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy amber coloured with a white head. Aroma of caramel, pine needles and hops. Flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21146) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, caramelly, flowery and a bit herbal as well. Flavour is nice grassy, fruity and earthy notes along with some flowery hops as well. Very balanced and pleasant IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20178) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2009
Bottled at PBF. Hazy pale amber, mid sized head. Intense shampoo-like grapefruit aroma. Dryish with slim winegum-like cookie malt. Very hoppy and very American beer tat gets in your face immediately. Lots of character and massive bitterness. Pretty awesome as far as I’m concerned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (17917) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter grapefruit aroma with some piney hints. Malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish with nice grapefruit in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle at home Thanks to WeeHeavySD for this Golden orange ... Really resniny juicy piney american hops ... Tarty Dry intense overpowerfully hop ... quite a lot of bitterness ... quite spicy ... tasty enough but not for me the best of its type ... and quite heavy going

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 2009-10-30, bottle at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 9-5-7-4-16=41
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is very citrusy. It has a lean body, with a strong bitterness, resiny and fruity; I miss some sweetness, but it’s a great IPA.

2009-06-20, 8-5-7-5-16=41
Copper color: big frothy head. Sharp spicy aroma, coriander, peppercorns, cloves; then some fruity hop too. Lean body, with dry toffee flavor and hazelnuts; the hopping is good, oily, nutty, a bit resiny, not much fruity. Less than I remembered, but very good.

2006-03-28, at Freakin’ Frog, Las Vegas, 9-5-8-5-17=44
Hazy amber color. Nice hoppy aroma, very fruity (apricots, persimmon, oranges…). Good malty body, very strong, excellent hopping, aromatic sweet fruity and resiny. Well blended.

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