YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Schmaltzy:
4.53/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A- Nice light amber/orange color with darker amber hues, this seemed to be on on nitro due to the light fluffy foam usually seen on guiness, because it was on nitro it left loads of clumpy lacing each time I stopped drinking.
S- Loads of mango fruit not to mention other tropical flavors but mango really stands out followed by light citrus and faint floral hop scents, very nice caramel malt backbone.
T- Nice Mango and pine hops with more tropical fruit following as well as some bitter citrus hops, not to mention the nice balance with the caramel malt backbone that I didn't pay much attention to. Wish it lived up to the scent.
M- Medium resiny body that had light creamy carbontation due to the nitro tap, gonna have to crack a bottle to bring the real carbonation out.
D- Very easy for me to finish the pint at Churchill's and still ask for another, as well as 2 more Bear Republic XPA's... Seek out and drink fast.
Serving type: nitro-tap
08-09-2010 03:45:25 | More by Schmaltzy
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
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 1,500 ratings.