YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Pours a clear medium yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation rising slowly form the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy light beige head that slowly reduces to a large sized finger thick cap in the center of the glass with a very thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Slightly heavier than moderate aromas citrus/grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit zest, and tropical/pineapple hops with a light amount of pine hops. Underneath that there is a light to moderate aroma of slightly sweet grainy malts.
T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel and grainy malts which contribute a moderate amount of initial sweetness to the beer. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit and citrus/grapefruit zest hops with a light to moderate flavor of tropical/pineapple and pine hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness are present which lingers for quite a while.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp with a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: A pretty hop aggressive DIPA and a fairly enjoyable one. Definitely a beer that takes a while to consume but paired very nicely with some homemade indian curry - really worked well with the sweetness of the beer and the spiciness of the food.
08-22-2014 00:31:56 | More by dbrauneis
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,537 ratings.