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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 893
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 240
Gots: 57 | FT: 2
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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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Jayli

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 09:02:55 | More by Jayli
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 02:06:19 | More by beermanbrian
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2009 23:20:08 | More by jrallen34
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-15-2014 19:27:34 | More by gr8zehaman
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skunk242

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-03-2012 01:35:52 | More by skunk242
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-07-2013 22:30:23 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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DarthKostrizer

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2013 19:34:11 | More by DarthKostrizer
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LCannon4

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-14-2013 23:22:56 | More by LCannon4
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fehrminator

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-07-2014 12:25:12 | More by fehrminator
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-14-2014 03:12:12 | More by Dave_Treat
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-15-2011 04:45:23 | More by ygtbsm94
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McNazz

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-30-2014 19:54:45 | More by McNazz
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mater

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-14-2011 08:54:01 | More by mater
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

04-28-2013 01:59:39 | More by Noyt
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-12-2014 19:21:42 | More by ncstateplaya
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

11-14-2011 20:23:31 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Camjmorton

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-19-2014 07:33:47 | More by Camjmorton
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imfatsowhat

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-17-2014 22:00:01 | More by imfatsowhat
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-06-2013 23:31:25 | More by Soto
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-17-2012 19:11:44 | More by gafferjohn
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YouSkeete

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2011 03:25:40 | More by YouSkeete
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PHBoiler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

07-10-2013 13:52:23 | More by PHBoiler
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Zuidman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

09-08-2013 03:31:06 | More by Zuidman
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brewskis4drewski

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

12-18-2013 16:31:09 | More by brewskis4drewski
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itsiilegal

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

06-03-2013 03:11:17 | More by itsiilegal
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.