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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,496
Reviews: 892
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
Gots: 57 | 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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silenius

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up in AZ when Gusler took me to AJ's. We can't get this here in Chicago normally.

Wow. This is one hell of a beer!

Appearance is a clear deep orangish brown with a thin head that dissapates quickly. There was some lacing.

Initial smell is generic citrus, white grapefruit, peaches and a hint of orange. With some warming, a caramel and toffee smell emerges.

Taste is exceptional to say the least. Very well balanced. It is hard to imagine a beer this hoppy that also is balanced by malt, but this does it well. Caramel, canned peach sweetness, and hoppy goodness. The aftertaste is a nice bitterness that makes me want to take another sip.

Mouthfeel is creamy as the carbonation explodes from the beer when it hits my tongue. This makes the beer feel thick, almost like a stout. Very appealing.

This is a very drinkable beer. Burps are pure hops! The alcohol gets to you after 22oz. so one is prudent, but the desire for more and more is a great temptation. This beer is very, very drinikable.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2004 02:41:00 | More by silenius
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.