YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by silenius:
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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4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Picked this up a few weeks back at the Whole Foods on Houston St. in New York City. The reviews for this were great and although I've had a zillion beers of this style, there's something about a good Imperial/Double IPA that I can't resist. That was the case here as the balance, recessed alcohol, and wonderful mouthfeel all combined to make this extremely enjoyable and about as easygoing as a beer of this style could be, while still packing enough of a punch to remind me that this was indeed an IPA!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 07:09:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.