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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,499
Reviews: 892
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
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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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bwyker

New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Winter release. Poured into a snifter.

Pours a clear, redish amber with a modest white head of foam. Head quickly disappears, leaving behind patchy lacing. Smells of piney hops with splashes of citrus. Also found in the taste. Starts with stinging piney hops, moves to a light fruity sweetness (pears, apricot maybe) and finishes with a rougher hop bite. Slightly sticky, medium bodied. Light to moderate carbonation. Alcohol is hardly noticed and, overall, the beer is rather refreshing. Damn good, but I prefer the summer release.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2006 02:57:09 | More by bwyker
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.