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RATINGS: 1932   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2003
aroma is of pine needles and citrus. pours deep golden with a huge off white head that dissipates into a creamy normal sized head. flavor is very hoppy with pine and citrus dominating the flavors. there is also a very good malt balance to this beer. an excelent ipa. thanks to brodie for this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (340) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Large off-white head, lasting. Lot of lacing. Hazy orange. Piney & citrusy. Classic american hops profile. Light malt base. Very balanced. Nice bitter aftertaste. Not feeling the 7.25 ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AbouAli (88) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Belle couleur orange, grosse mousse mais qui redescend vite. Bon lacing. Nez avec des touches de pin-agrumes plutôt citrique. Bonne sensation en bouche l’amertume est agréable. Le goût reste longtemps en bouche. L’alcool ne se fait pas trop sentir. Bonne atténuation avec un final assez sec. Bien équilibrée tout de même. Peu d’arômes des malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (706) - ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Hazy yellow orange with a nice creamy head. Strong hoppy aroma of mango, peach, pears, pine needles, onion and spices. Sweet with a good balance of fruity and malty flavors’ slightly "green", mango, piney, dry finish, long bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied, creamy texture. Great IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayaron (338) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. A bit hazy golden with small off-white head. Quite hoppy aroma, onion, fruity, citrus, piney, a bit grassy, some mango and lemon, floral, light sweetness. Very hoppy flavor, light sweetness, some maltiness, light bitterness, onion notes, very balanced. Creamy texture, light carbonation, medium-bodied. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stoned99 (102) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
bottle thanks to Peter. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, caramel, floral. App: clear golden with medium frothy head. Taste and Palate: medium body, creamy, medium carbonation, light sweetness, dry with light-medium well balanced bitter finish. Overall: Awesome! This beer is so smooth. Really enjoy a smooth IPA like this one. Perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (509) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle from Geers @ home. Apperance is orange, blonde. Aroma: not impressive, lemon, fruit, hoppy. Taste: very very dry. Totally not what I was expecting. Mixe of Orval and some generic IPA. Maybe I drank it too old.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ArturoBeer (8) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
fuera de serie, una auténtica joya, de las mejores cervezas que tomé en toda mi vida

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (423) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (398) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2014
On tap at ABV Pub in Hillsboro, OR. Clear orange yellow with a small white head that sticks around and coats the entire sides of the glass with sticky lacing all the way down. Nice citrus aroma and flavor. Taste is bitter with a nice sweetness behind. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
spujr (22) - - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Very nice beer with balanced taste. Slight bitter aftertaste but not bad. Crisp, refreshing, clean flavor that is we?ll deserved of high marks.

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