AleSmith IPA

California
United States
Alesmith IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

It’s Pretty Awesome. A San Diego classic, AleSmith IPA showcases the versatility of American hops. Aromas of grapefruit and tangerine lead into an abundance of fresh pine and tropical fruit notes followed by a crisp, resinous bitterness. The complex hop profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create an incredibly flavorful and well-balanced IPA.

Profile

ABV: 
7.25%
IBUs: 
73
Served at: 
45 - 50° F
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The drinker is greeted with a strong tropical fruit cocktail hop aroma with pineapple slipping through as the dominant force along with a light resiny character. The hop aroma is fresh and bright. A light bready maltiness emerges in a supporting role along with a light alcohol character. The hop flavor is also complex, with prominent tropical fruit, resin and light grapefruit emerging as it warms. The hop character in the flavor is not quite as bright as in the aroma. A high level of hop bitterness lingers into the dry finish. As with the aroma, a light bready malt character and low alcohol warming help to balance the hop aroma and flavor. This is a very pleasurable IPA to enjoy at any time of year.