Alesmith IPA

Alesmith Brewing Co

USA

If this beer was a woman, I'd leave my wife for her. And I'm crazy about my wife. In fact, if this beer was a woman, it would probably be my wife. It's a bottle-conditioned American IPA, and it's the best beer I think I've ever had. 7.25% ABV, beautiful color, pours with a great head that laces down the glass, smells wonderful, has great citrusy hoppiness with a nice malty backbone. I love it. The only reason it's not getting a 10 is because I hate to think that I've stumbled across the perfect beer already. I figure I've got another 40 years or so of trying new beers, so I have to maintain hope that the holy grail of beers is still out there, otherwise what's the use.

Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Rating: 9/10

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