YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev -19.4%
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Consumed 8/1 poured in to my Portsmouth Tulip
A: This beer pours a hazy, lighter gold color with a big 3 finger of white sudsy head. Head recedes at a slow pace leaving tones of sticky lacing on the glass.
S: Nose is chalk full of pine and citrus hops. Nice bitter nose on this one.
T: Taste starts with a big burst of grapefruit and orange/tangerine flavoring. A piney earthy flavor comes in before a rather surprisingly hearty sweet caramel malt presence.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp body
D: Goes down somewhat easily, a little bit of heat, not too filling, a bit too malty from what I was expecting from a DIPA but a decent beer.
08-19-2010 09:02:55 | More by Jayli
3.4/5 rDev -19.4%
2007 summer version
Cloudy pale orange color with a thin head that leaves some ok lacing. Not very apealing in appearance.
Smell is a burst of citrusy hops that turns musty and a little earthy. Citrus smell leans toward grapefruit but can't quite overpower the musty smell to really kick into that really appealing range.
Taste is obviously hoppy but struggles with the problem a lot of double IPA's have, the sweetness is a little overpowering and becomes cloying. High ABV shows itself too.
Hard to get a take on the mouthfeel, the hops burns out my taste buds and then the sweetness overpowers and then to finish it off there is the alcohol burn.
Overall this one was a letdown. It is certainly better than the average beer but it dosn't live up to the rep that AleSmith has. I'd give it another try but I won't send my wife to Ohio to pick this one up again.
10-19-2007 02:06:19 | More by beermanbrian
3.45/5 rDev -18.2%
I drank this from a 22 oz bottle (winter version) into a rochefort chalice.
The beer pours medium brown with a very light tan head that has no head, retention or lacing.
The aroma is very hoppy with a muted maltiness.
The taste is very interesting, but not sure if that's a good thing. There is lots of hoppiness here but there is something else to, that just brings a weirdness to the beer.
11-14-2009 23:20:08 | More by jrallen34
3.5/5 rDev -17.1%
A: Very cloudy and opaque golden/yellow tinted brew. Short, mildly off-white head with some moderate lacing.
S: Yeast, fresh bitter hops, lemon zest and pepper right away in the nose. Milder hints of orange peel, grapefruit and some pineapple. fruity sweetness follows through.
T/M: Big tart grapefruit and lemony flavors, big full-flavored hop bitterness, smooth citrusy malts. Odd flat bitter flavor towards the end. Smooth caramel-apple-like sweetness throughout the flavor. Not much else to the overall flavor. On the high side of carbonation with a medium-fitted body. moderately rich, moderately bitter.
D: Pretty average, definitely a great easy summer brew.
11-01-2011 03:25:40 | More by YouSkeete
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,538 ratings.