YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.51/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2014 YuleSmith Bottled on 05/07/14
22oz bottle into my FW snifter glass
Notes taken from 05/24/14
A: Sunburst caramel orange body with some significant hop haziness across the glass. Three finger thick khaki cake of perma-suds develops over top. Remarkable hang time with some lovely sheets of stick that cover the entire drink down.
S: Redolent with sappy pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Has a backdrop of floral blooms and some more sugary citrus. Like a damn grapefruit spritzer this one. Light touch of alcohol coming through with minimal traces of malt there. Smells incredibly fresh with hop goodness.
T: A bittered pine and tangerine explosion hits the palate with complimentary notes of peach, apricot, bright florals, and zesty grapefruit. The base has a touch of doughy bread to it providing some mild sugary sweetness to an otherwise onslaught of resinous hops. Alcohol is quite noticeable in the dry finish but it’s very well integrated amongst all the other components. A real hop zinger with a trailer of tropical pineapple spice detected. Outstanding balance of flavors considering the intensity of this brew. Lots of grapefruit, citrus, and pine resins that linger on and on.
M: Middle range filling body with an upper moderate amount of frothy carbonation to lend a smooth texture. Big bitterness hits midway and lingers on through the drying efforts in the finish. Modest alcohol warming and a ton of sticky residuals.
D: This is A-1 grade IPA right here and without having to rely on all the fancy new hop varieties these days. Outstanding stuff. I wish they brewed this one year round. Ridiculously fresh and just incredibly delicious with great balance to it overall. I wish all Summer Seasonals could be this great.
AleSmith can do no wrong.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2014 20:01:23 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Serving Type - 22oz bottle
Appearance - Golden tan, mellow yellow with a killer 3 inch thick, foamy head. Tons of sticky lacing.
Smell - Nice upfront citric, piney, grapefruit hops. Orange, some lemon, mild malt backbone. Sweet added sugars, along with some spices like coriander, lemon peel.
Taste - Right on par with aroma, big amounts of citric fruits featuring pine, grapefruit and orange. A bitter kick with some minor spices add a little zest behind tangerine and mango. A nice sugary note along with a caramel malt backbone.
Mouthfeel - Sweet tropical fruits along with some sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets more citric fruits, along with the caramel backbone. Aftertaste is minor bitter, tropical fruity.
Overall - Awesome. This should be a regular release. Really flavorful, nice amounts of hops and sweet sugars to create a nice smooth drink. Alcohol is hidden well and just adds to making this really pleasurable to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 23:40:34 | More by wvsabbath
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.