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RATINGS: 1998   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 (1562) - 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Everyone takes of the sculpin and stone beers. This is the IPA all should strive for. Killer hop aromas of grass, mango and pine. Flavor is so hoppy throughout not just punch in face hops. Not super bitter just wonderful fresh hops!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theMuscle76 (4) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
Looks really good in the glass with a foamy white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine. Medium bodied with a slight alcohol warming effect. Absolutely gorgeous lacing. This IPA is well balanced and will be my IPA going forward as its easy to get and reasonable priced.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (153) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear golden/amber, foamy, medium head good lacing. Flavor is pine resin, grapefruit, ,and light malt. Very lingering bitter taste. Very Nice ipa!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
profXpat (12) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2015
Enjoyed this greatly during a recent beer tasting. It was the highest rated IPA by the whole group, praised for its balance. It has all of the IPA notes that we love but somehow magically puts them all together in an easy to drink form where nothing sticks out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (544) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 11, 2015
This bottle is already a year old. Still, let?s see. Had this once before. Hazy orange color with inch thick white head. Aroma of pines, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is soothingly refreshing and full at the same time, more pines and grapefruits, bitter finish, but extremely pleasant. Very toasty body with hints of honey. Pleasant aftertaste as well. Whoa. I expect no less from Alesmith, but for such an old bottle... Amazing! IPAs don?t get much better than this.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
donvino (5) - - MAR 11, 2015 does not count
Great taste, even greater smell. Really complex but easy and interesting to drink. You don’t want to drink it fast because it’s so complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1411) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Damn fine straight forward IPA. Citrus, pine, and floral hops get ya up front and take you through a nice smooth ride of deliciousness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1955) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle - old gold colour with nice frothy white head prone to lacing. Big aroma of citrus hops, pine, fruit. Same in the taste, plus good malty backbone, some caramel, nice oily, medium mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Excellent IPA

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2301) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Excellent floral hop aroma, dry and resinsy. Quite dry and flavorful and light bodied. Clear golden in color with decent white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (891) - 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!


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