AleSmith Brewing Company AleSmith IPA – American IPA at 7.25% ABV | 73 IBU

AleSmith Brewing Company AleSmith IPA American IPA at 7.25% ABV | 73 IBU (US$2.73 at Specs Main Houston, 355 ml, no packaging date or best before, acquired 3-Mar-2018, reviewed 26-Mar-2018)

Appearance: slightly hazy deep gold with one fat finger of rocky pale ivory head diminishing gradually to a medium creamy cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: pithy citrus, resiny pine, caramel. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry building bitter and mildly warming finish. (4/5)

West Coast style, but definitely in an old-fashioned way: malty and bready caramel doesn’t quite beat out the pithy citrus and resiny pine, but it sure tries to. Mind you, I have no idea how fresh this is, and maybe it does better when it’s young, but what I’m drinking right now is definitely solid but less than impressive. (14/20)

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