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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,506
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
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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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Didn't realize that this was a double IPA until I brought it home and looked it up...great surprise considering I really like theis style. Poured a dark amber texture with a thick robust white head which settled within a few minutes. Smell was very piney with some lovely spices in there that gave it a ginger bread character that was not overpowering by any means. Malt was detectable, along with some mild fruit presence. Taste was incredibly well balanced with a syrupy body that really had some great tastes going on and a really sharp hop presence. Only thing was that I was having a difficult time grasping onto one flavor and distinguishing it from the others. From what I could tell, there was alot of spicyness and maybe some lemon in there somewhere.The alcohol really made itself known, as by half way through the first glass I could feel a nice warming sensation. Drinkability wasn't bad at all, but certainly not an IPA for people unseasoned to heavy hop assaults. A marvelous brew....I really wish I could put my finger on more of the tastes that are undoubtedly in there though. Nevertheless this is one of the best, most well balanced and tastiest IPA's to ever have crossed my palate. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2005 01:37:59 | More by jamie2dope
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.