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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,573
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 243
Gots: 70 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bottled on may first, and while people say these must be consumed real fresh, this certainly doesnt seem to have deteriorated in the slightest. in fact, its a big and juicy as ever, dripping with tangerine hops and radiant pale orange malt. tall white head on it too, looks just beautiful in the glass, erupting with the bright citrus hop profile, as oily a any west coast example of the style, but with an attention to detail uncommon to these beers. its flavor is layers of tropical and citrusy hops. oranges and orange mellon are dominant, but more tart and even close to acrid kumquat type fruits are present in the alpha acid makeup of this hop bill. i dig that hard, all this fruit, very little bitter. still real true to style though, with a robust grain bill that gives a fleshy middle to it, and a very clean finishing ale yeast that has cleaned up most of the sugar required to get this thing up over 8% abv. carbonation is popping off like champagne, and the dryer finish to a real oily hoppy beer is welcomed and foreign to me. age hasn't hurt this a bit. i think i like it better than the winter edition, although its been awhile now...

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Golden tan, mellow yellow with a killer 3 inch thick, foamy head. Tons of sticky lacing.

Smell - Nice upfront citric, piney, grapefruit hops. Orange, some lemon, mild malt backbone. Sweet added sugars, along with some spices like coriander, lemon peel.

Taste - Right on par with aroma, big amounts of citric fruits featuring pine, grapefruit and orange. A bitter kick with some minor spices add a little zest behind tangerine and mango. A nice sugary note along with a caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel - Sweet tropical fruits along with some sugars coat the tongue. Palate gets more citric fruits, along with the caramel backbone. Aftertaste is minor bitter, tropical fruity.

Overall - Awesome. This should be a regular release. Really flavorful, nice amounts of hops and sweet sugars to create a nice smooth drink. Alcohol is hidden well and just adds to making this really pleasurable to drink.

wvsabbath, Jul 23, 2014
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.