Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.25 IBU: 73
AleSmith Brewing Company AleSmith IPA
What the brewers say
“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 hops profile is supported by a firm malt presence to create a flavorful and well-balanced IPA.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Peach, lemon, tangerine, and piney up front. A bit of herbal, grassy, floral, and pineapple in the background. Toasty/bready malt is bigger than I’d expect.”
Flavor: “Simple malt bill with a touch of toasted character plays second fiddle to the light colored citrus hops (orange, grapefruit, lemon). Some earthy spice notes as well hit in the middle of the taste. Balance is great for the style, though a bit under-carbonated. Bitterness is present but not overwhelming.”
Overall: “Peach up front with a more classic West Coast IPA aroma in the background. Good balance of malt sweetness and assertive bitterness. Well-made beer.”
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