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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,499
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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Mryup

California

4.65/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Summer Edition

A: A semi-transparent cloudy honey color with a substantial off-white head that holds its own.

S: WOW! HOPS! And lots of them. Very citrusy and piney. My god am I excited.

T: The smell carries right on over to the taste. This beer is jam-packed with hops. Interestingly enough, I can't put my finger on any particular hop except perhaps cascade hops. The taste becomes bitter yet not too dry at the end with the malt coming through. This much hops may be hazardous to your health. The alcohol is disguised quite nicely.

M: Brilliant!! The mouthfeel is substantial with the CO2 nicely balanced. The hoppy overload prevents the dryness from sapping the body of the beer. Even though many different and strong flavors present themselves, the body of the beer stays consistent throughout.

D: I want to attack this beer full throttle but I just can't. The hops and alcohol prevent that. In between a sipper and a chugger. For what it is, very drinkable.

Ale Smith comes through again with a world class beer. Maybe they should put this on the shelves in winter too because I am drinking a Christmas tree (at least that's what it tastes like)!

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2007 09:04:20 | More by Mryup
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
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