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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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xymyl

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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This review is of the winter release. A vibrant copper/deep gold beer with an off white head. There is a rich resinous and herbal quality to the aroma, very relaxing really. Underneath it is the alcohol and a bit of yeast. The taste is much the same, Sweet and bitter all at once, although there are peaks and valleys, the flavor is fairly consistent all the way through. Gets a bit moist, then dry, then moist, then dry, really enjoyable and long on the finish. This bottle has been in the cellar for a while so it is a bit more integrated... but some IPA's are more refreshing after maturing a bit. This is one of the best to age around a year (in my opinion).

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 06:18:25 | More by xymyl
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,506 ratings.