YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by Trappissed:
4.08/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
One thing about Alesmith brews. They are always very flavorful and never boring. This is very hoppy with big doses of citrus flavors. Orange and grapefruit, with a little pine thrown in on the aftertaste. Can taste a little of the Alesmith IPA in this, but like I said, citrus dominates here. Enough maltiness to offset the barrage of hops and bitterness.
Pretty enjoyable overall. Mouthfeel is great, almost juicy if that makes any sense. It does remind me of other California DIPA's that I've had, so that is a little bit of a letdown that there is not more to distinguish itself from the pack. Would still recommend it and I find it to be a worthwhile beer.
Serving type: bottle
08-19-2009 07:57:40 | More by Trappissed
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 1,501 ratings.