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RATINGS: 1892   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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2013 Re-Rate: ALESMITH COMES TO WISCONSIN!!! Cannot beat a hoppy bitter fresh (7/24/13 date is less than 3 weeks old!!) IPA!!! Thanks Alesmith!!Original rating: Bomber from Bottleworks from my PASS trip shared with ck1. Pours a pale orange with a white head great lacing - very nice look. Aroma has pine, citrus, resin - some tropical fruit further down in the glass. Taste is of resin, pine, bitter citrus, some fruit for sweetness; more and more bitter thru the glass. Smooth and bitter. Finishes bittersweet. Really, really good. Smooth and tasty. ck1 says 16/17.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (184) - CYPRUS - AUG 20, 2014
Clear amber body with a slightly beige head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, peach, caramel. Medium sweet, long bitter finish. Lovely IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Screwed the pooch on this one, but still a great beer. Left it in a overly cold fridge and iced it a little. Still....Hazy y orange pour with nice off white head. Aroma is malty resins, pine, grapefruit rind and pineapple. Taste falls a little short, but still very good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2052) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2014
Tap at Belmont Stattion. Large grapefruitty nose, tropical fruit, caramel. Pretty, dark amber color, dreamy slow carb rising, good lace. Tropical fruit, mango, caramel is thick and chewy. Medium heavy, with hops as a texture. This is edging toward double IPA characteristics. One big tasty IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home, thx to Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, grains, lemon. TASTE: hoppy, little bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2014
simply amazing. tangerine/orange rind dominate this roller coaster of an IPA. One of the best I have ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 4, 2014
Pours a hazy dark golden color. Aroma and taste are citrus pines and a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2606) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a clear medium amber (SRM 12) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit from the hops, slight sweetness, toasted malts, with toast, biscuit, balance to the hops....taste is moderately sweet to start, with slight hints of toffee/caramel, moderate hop tones, with pine, resin, citrus (tangerine) notes, finishing with a moderate bitterness......mouth feel, medium body, sticky, moderate alcohol warmth, medium acid, carbonation adds creaminess. This is without a doubt an American IPA. What is interesting is that it is rather middle of the road in all aspects. This does not make it bad, it is just how much the rest of craft and home brewing has evolved. BJCP 8/3/16/5/7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Hazy gold. Decent, lasting, sticky, off white head. Chewy, caramel malt. Minty toffee. Pine resin. Ginger spice. Taste is thick sweet. Some spicy dryness. Heavy bitterness. Plenty of chew and oiliness. Finishes much the same. Not what you’d call vibrant, but I do like a fusty, dank big IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kyr2 (18) - 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 (491) - 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.


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