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RATINGS: 1898   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.

LarsEngen's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarsEngen (360) - Sandvika, - MAR 28, 2013
65cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika enjoyed at home. I totaly agree with the commercial description on this one. I might like my ipas a bit more fruity than this one, but it is a good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (401) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft pour at Special Brews. Pours a copper color. Big piney hop aroma. Had this a couple times before, and it really got me into the world of IPAs. Near perfect balanced beer with a really nice bitter hop finish. All around a standout IPA. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shinskyweiser (34) - - AUG 30, 2014
Smell is very potent. Pine and a floral orange blossom dominate. Thick white foam holds strong on top of the hazy apricot beer below. I can't get over how good this beer smells. Bitter grapefruit, sharp pine and a resiny finish. One of the best west coast IPA's I've had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (24) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
IPA perfection. Wonderrful nose citrus grapefruit, pine, Excellent carbonation. Dry finish and perfect hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NikkTwist (1605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft at Moriartys. Clear orange amber with a frothy off-white head. Battlements of lace. Great complex mix of earthy, floral, citrus, resiny hop notes. Honey tangerines. Bitter blonde caramels. Woody oak and pine. Lemongrass. Agave. Pineapple cores. Buttered toast. Wildflower honeycombs. Pink pepper. Amber fruit. Thorny vines. Really good stuff. Not one wrong note in a symphony of fantastic flavors!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (302) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Grassy, piney, honey, bready, orange marmalade, mild grapefruit rind. Oily, slick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (983) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
From a 650ml bottle on 22/8/2014. Pours a cloudy dar apricot with a big white head. Has a sublime powerful nose featuring resin, pine, caramel and citrus fruit (mandarin, tangerine). In the mouth, you get a strong caramel malt backbone, lots of sweet citrus and stone fruit (more tangerine and apricot), honey and peel, with just a touch of spice. The bitterness is big - very resiny rather than grapefruity, lingering subtly long after you swallow. The palate is sensational, dense and creamy with average carbonation. There’s nothing new here but it’s a wonderfully balanced IPA which is very hard to fault. An amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
g_georgiou (205) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1061) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (2097) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1771) - 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.

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