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RATINGS: 1984   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AWISLguy (1517) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (379) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (155) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (657) - 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

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (374) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5421) - 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. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holmen2 (1406) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 09.02.15. Golden. White head. Superbly refreshing aroma of American hops, citrus and tropical fruits. Similarly fine taste. Fresh fruit and moderate bitterness in aftertaste. Very interesting, complex and quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
njager246 (427) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle, mostly citrus aroma... well balanced hops and malt taste... a real nice ipa!!!

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