YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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Reviews by wyllder:
4.9/5 rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
First off: big thanks to drewbage for the chance to sample this.
Yulesmith pours a cloudy, midrange amber with very little head. Leaves tons of sticky lacing in the glass as you go.
Nose is piney, with a slight candied edge to it.
Flavor is fantastic. Citrus bitterness comes through brilliantly, with grapefruit, acidic apple, and apricot all coming out. Malt balances on the midsip very nicely and the aftertaste is nice and bitter.
Carbonation is just right, making for an excellent mouthfeel. This avoids feeling overly resinous on the palate like many other DIPA's.
This is the first DIPA I've fallen in love with. To me, this really tasted less like many of the DIPA's I've tried and more like a teriffic IPA that packs one helluva punch! They really need to expand production so I can have this on the East Coast regularly.
Update: They have expanded production, and I've been able to keep my cellar well-stocked. This has become my new favorite, though drinking a bomber of this by myself often makes for an interesting night!
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2004 12:27:45 | More by wyllder
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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 1,499 ratings.