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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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meathookjones

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summer 05 release in a 22oz bomber. Clear orange in color with a two inch tall white foamy head. Light scattered lace was left as the head broke down. Citric hops galore in the nose with a fairly large sweet malt base being there. Surprisingly a little alcohol was peaking through which I didn’t remember from other releases of this. Grapefruit hoppiness with a good amount of sweet caramel and biscuit malt. Alcohol is there as well but doesn’t interfere too much. Light citric bitter bite on the finish. This years seemed to lack the floral component that I enjoyed before but it was still good. Thick and full with a surprising warming quality as it goes down. Good drinkability still. Solid and a bit different that previous releases but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2005 14:29:18 | More by meathookjones
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,499 ratings.