YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by SLeffler27:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Fills a Dogfish Head snifter almost clear on initial pour, glowing orange (SRM 8-10). Cascading gold builds a one-half inch, creamy white head that dissipates slowly, leaving thick lacing. Crystal clear after the chill haze reveals occasional columns of carbonation.
Aroma is strong orange peel with grapefruit. General hop aromas and dried grass in the background.
Quite bitter upon entry, just short of enamel peeling and lingers through to the finish. Middle has pine resin and grapefruit with a hint of sweetness and earthiness. The finish is very dry. This IIPA stands up to some warming but is best at proper temperature.
A full body with soft texture and light, prickly carbonation. Alcohol is as expected, but residual sugar was a surprise.
YuleSmith Summer is not quite the refreshing beverage one expects for the season, but is still quite enjoyable while sitting in the shade on a hot, late-summer afternoon.
Too bad the neighbor’s air conditioner is so loud and ALWAYS running :-). I enjoyed the entire bottle while reading philosophy.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 22:24:02 | More by SLeffler27
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 1,503 ratings.