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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 241
Gots: 58 | 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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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Yulesmith pours a hazy amber color with a frothy, slightly off white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a sheet in the beer, leaving behind sheets of lace on the side of the glass. The aroma is citrus hops with strong notes of grapefruit, pine and grass.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is slightly chewy with a fizzy carbonation on the palate. The flavor is much like the aroma with lots of citrus grapefruit and pine hops. Balancing out the hops is a fair amount of sweet caramel and pale malt. Once gone the pine flavor of the hops lingers on the palate.

This beer has aged for a while in my cellar and still has quite a hoppy aroma and flavor. It's a bit off balance with all the hops, but overall a nice beer for hop lovers.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2008 21:25:57 | More by WanderingFool
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Smell - Nice upfront citric, piney, grapefruit hops. Orange, some lemon, mild malt backbone. Sweet added sugars, along with some spices like coriander, lemon peel.

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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.