YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Lupe:
4.38/5 rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Red and green 22oz bottle - Winter 2007 edition. Big thanks to stewdawg for sending this my way in Beer Powerball.
Pours a beautiful copper-red with big off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent.
The aroma is hops all the way. Citrusy with pineapple and grapefruit, spicy, and loads of pine. A hint of caramel malt lingers behind all the hoppiness.
Taste is similar to the aroma with the pine dominating the other hop flavors. Citrus and spice are present, and mix well with the burnt caramel malt backbone. Notes of pepper are present as well. Not as malty in my experience as others for the same vintage and time of consumption. Still had some mouth-puckering bitterness and a solid malt foundation that let the hops shine. Finishes with lingering bitterness and pine flavors.
Medium-full in body, rich, smooth, and slick. A little too much carbonation im my opinion, but not enough to take away from enjoying.
Drinkability is pretty good - alcohol gets a little noticeable, but not overpowering. Could finish a bottle (22oz), but wouldn't reach for another. A great beer all-around.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2008 19:51:20 | More by Lupe
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4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up a few weeks back at the Whole Foods on Houston St. in New York City. The reviews for this were great and although I've had a zillion beers of this style, there's something about a good Imperial/Double IPA that I can't resist. That was the case here as the balance, recessed alcohol, and wonderful mouthfeel all combined to make this extremely enjoyable and about as easygoing as a beer of this style could be, while still packing enough of a punch to remind me that this was indeed an IPA!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 07:09:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.