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RATINGS: 1941   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden with a large white head. Great hop aroma of floral and citrus with a hint of pine. Hoppy flavor with citrus and fruit with some florals mixed in. Mild, slightly sweet but unobtrusive malt backbone. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a nice bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopDirt (15) - - DEC 27, 2014
Crisp, clean pour, finger white head, Notes of peaches, Caramel apples, pears, even gummy bears, climbing bitterness that finishes clean and crisp yet lingers a little, very fresh bottle. Slight bitter tank-like resinous mouth feel ,so whatever happened to irie pirate ale??

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Troupis (59) - - DEC 26, 2014
This is the way all IPAs should taste. Heavy hops, pine and fruit, bitter and refreshing. High quality and the strength I look for in taste,palate, and aroma. Bomber bottle in socal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Przylus (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Z butelki aromat mocno dojrzałych lub wręcz przejrzałych grejpfrutów, pomarańczy, słodkich owoców tropikalnych (żółtych), po przelaniu do szklanki wyczuwalne lychee, marakuja, mango, po ogrzaniu minimalnie karmel. Barwa jasnobursztynowa, klarowne. Duże wysycenie. Piana wysoka, średnio i drobno pęcherzykowa, długa i pięknie zdobiąca szkło. W smaku uderzenie lychee i cukierków prawoślazowych. Goryczka średnia, przyjemna.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RichTheVillan (3545) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog Birmingham; clear sparkling amber pour with a frothy white head, assertive pine hop aroma, taste has fresh pine, mango, grapefruit, prickly nettles, some sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82 (711) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle; shared with Reakt at the Moncada brewery; Saturday 20th December 2014. A really nice head and benchmark IPA image on the colour. The beer is well-carbonated and aroma is of hey and tropical fruits and good yeasty doughness. The taste is oxidised but still the banging fruity notes you want from a West Coast IPA. Unfortunately it was a bit cheesy and very bready on the texture. A nice dry and long finish which was fruity. Very drinkable and I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mjp12 (444) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Just two months old from its bottling date, loads of west coast hops, and that sherbet hint that the best IPA s give. More of a malt backbone than some IPAs, but still a lovely dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (194) - - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn. Pours a clear honey golden color with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, very floral, resin. Very fresh smelling beer. Amazing. Flavor is hop forward, lots of grapefruit, and orange. Decent biscuit malt backbone that’s noticeable. Good balance. Nice carbonation. One of the best IPAs I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2014
22oz bottle into tulip. Excellent aroma - citrus and pine. taste is bitter, especially in the finish. Overall, this beer is really nice. A little more piney and bitter than I would prefer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Schwarzbart (27) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Poured a big three finger, creek foam-like head. Very clear, light amber-copper color and big thick lacing. Aroma is very citrusy, some pine, hop resin and grapefruit. Right down the road medium body and smooth for an ipa with a little quick bite at the end. Piney, lime, citrus, grapefruit and resiny hops fill the palate. Pale malts, mellow sweet malts and caramel accented malts round it out. Very solid! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crlnts (347) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Large off-white head, lasting. Lot of lacing. Hazy orange. Piney & citrusy. Classic american hops profile. Light malt base. Very balanced. Nice bitter aftertaste. Not feeling the 7.25 ABV.

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