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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
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AleSmith Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lots of hops with a nice malty backbone on this one. It is released twice yearly; once in the Summer and once in the late Fall / early Winter. Winter bottles have green & red ink, Summer is blue & red. There is a variation in the malt bill for each version.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 11-24-2002)
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to kplynch for this extra from my wants!

winter release.

Pours a nice ruby amber color with an incredibly fluffy huge white head that stays literally to the end of the glass. Nose is of fresh dry hoppage and good citrus pine flavors. Taste follows with fresh hop flavors of grapefruit/piney goodness with a huge malt backbone. Refreshing to taste a west coast IPA that isn't just a hop slap in the face. A bit of grainy sweetness. Mouthfeel is great, a little more viscous than average which I prefer for a DIPA. Drinkability is good, but not amazing. Overall I like this one alot, am glad I got a chance to try it, probably won't deliberately trade for it again, but will keep it on the wants and hope to get another as an extra. HAHA! If it were local and I could get it regularly, It would defenitely be a go to IPA, but it didn't blow my mind or anything. A great beer, defenitely great beer.

Summer release:

Pours a nice orange yellow color with moderate haze and a very nice stark white head with great lace. Nose is all citrus and pine hops with a slight sweetness and a nice sort of weak lemon hint. Taste follows suit with a big bang of hop flavors. Nice dry citrus hop juice and big resiny flavor. A nice malt presence, but nowhere near the winter versions backbone. Mouthfeel is just about perfect here, although it is a little bit dryer than I would like. Drinkability is good, but nothing reeaally amazing. A fine beer from alesmith. I am going to have to go against the grain here and say that I like the winter version better, but both a very good examples of the style and enjoyable beers that would be staples if they were locally available. Great brew.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 00:56:37 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.