Ale Smith IPA

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Ale Smith IPA

Post by turbo_ale » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:31 pm

Just had my first Ale Smith Beer, an IPA.
What a great IPA, I could drink this everyday without tiring. The website and bottle does not give any clues about the ingredients.

"Deep golden to light amber color, and a nice off-white head, with good retention when properly served. Starts off with pleasantly strong hop flavors, balanced by a firm malt backdrop, then fades to a dry finish with a lingering hoppiness. Medium straw color, pale tan head. Rich malty aroma with a HUGE dose of hops. Medium-full body with sweet malty flavors and a delicious abundance of aromatic a bittering hops."

What is amazing I had my very own homebrewed Columbus IPA hours before I had theirs, it was identical in color, aroma, flavor. I don't know if this was coincidence or the B3 Columbus IPA # 462, which I tweaked, turned out to be a copy of it?

88% Rahr 2-row
8% 40L
4% CaraPils
Magnum @ 30, 69.7 IBU
Columbus @ 5, 19.9 IBU
Columbus @ 2, 8.4 IBU
Amarillo Gold, dry-hop
US-05 dry yeast
OG: 1.060
FG: 1.008
ABV: 6.8%
SRM: 8.4
IBU: 97.9
1. 1C
2. 4B
Bottled: Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, 16B, 18B, 18E, 19B, 20, 21A, 23, 27
Next: 5C

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Re: Ale Smith IPA

Post by diver » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:27 pm

I never had the real Alesmith IPA but I've been making what's supposedly a clone of it for a few years that I got from "Brew Your Own 150 Classic Clone Recipes." Amarillo and Columbus is in it plus some Simcoe and Cascade. It's one of my favorite homebrews ".
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