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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,624
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 246
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: xlperro on 11-24-2002

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.
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4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.79/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The nose has a nice summer tropical scent of pineapple, apricot and oranges. I catch some yeast like aromas with some floral hop cone.

This is very light crisp and refreshing but has very little malt back. I mostly catch oranges and nectarines on the tongue with some hop cone, pine and lupilin.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this beer from Bill Snider at the Kertsbierfestival in Essen, Belgium. Very well made IIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

A bit old. Bottled about 6 months ago

A- pours hazy orange thin head with good legs
S- Sweet malt with big hops
T- Good balance of hop and sweet
M - rich and thick. A bit more than I was expecting.

Fresh hops have faded but still a super solid double IPA.

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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,624 ratings.