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RATINGS: 1989   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (741) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2014 Pretty sizable, fluffy head with a ton of lacing. Orange-gold. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple, along with a floral bouquet. Taste is all of the aforementioned along with a great malt backbone and hoppy finish. Ridiculously smooth and easy to drink. This is simply extraordinary - love these beers that have been living up to the hype. Move over, Founders Centennial (despite its greater availability) - this is the best-balanced IPA I’ve ever had, although Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is technically a little tastier.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (874) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
Couleur dorée completement translucide avec un col blanc assez résistant. Aromes de fruits tropicaux comme les agrumes, la papaye, les peches avec un peu de résines, caramel. Bien équilibrée. Une IPA bien raffraichissante mais un peu surévalué selon moi!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2124) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Bomber bought at Pizza Press. I just shot a load into my paper underwear after the aroma was unleashed by tearing away the cap from its previous mate. Huge aroma. tropical, mango, pineapple, orange, pine and mint, caramel. The pour was also fantastic leaving behind a sizeable off white cap that hung around for quite a while. Big flavours of pine, sweet orange, caramel, berries, rrgf and yea - the cherries on the finish in the description. Bonus for the subdued finish and it being notably different than the majority of the flavourful qualities. Very dry finish. As this warmed the flavour variation became a blur and it subdued itself into almost a single entity and joined the legions of similar high end ipa’s. Still had a piny bitter finish. This sure beat doing anything else tonight. Goes great with Strung Out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fredd_an (101) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Balanserad humlighet i doft. Mycket humle. Samma i smak fin balanserad humle, även kåda & karamell. Grapefruit. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1478) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2015
Golden with a white head - Good hop aroma with citrus - Good malt body with a lot of good hops with a citrus / grapefruit flavour - Lasting hop finish with grapefruit - This was good

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
coachd (194) - Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Smells hoppy with both citrus and pine hops and a good amount of sweet malt but not too much. The hops are still the star in the aroma. Appearance is a hazy orange color with a pillowy white head of foam. Good amount of lacing. The taste is absolutely spot on. Reminiscent of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale but with a slightly stronger malt backbone. Hoppy but not ridiculously so. Has a spice note in the background which I enjoyed. Good, but not the #1 IPA in the world. Hate to disagree with RB on this one, but I’ve had better.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nathan30533 (773) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Spectacular IPa. This one is well balanced and very tasty. Not too much of anything. Enjoy!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (382) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zlotta (161) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (661) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (824) - 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.


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