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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,498
Reviews: 892
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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Dithyramb

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brought back to the east via carry-on from Columbus. Pours an orange-tinged, murky brown with decent head and great lacing. Big aroma of hops.

Very solid, highly hopped DIPA - obviously, but not so obviously a rather viscous mouthfeel. The combination of the viscosity and the hops make this drink rather too much like an American Barleywine for my own tastes, but that's just me.

Loads of sweetness coming through with a hearty grapefruit hops. Pretty one sided with the hop flavor and almost overly sweet. Unoffensive and very smooth drinkability. The bomber just about disappeared.

Came off more of an American barleywine than a DIIPA. Nice, but not worth the extra effort.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2006 12:45:37 | More by Dithyramb
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,498 ratings.