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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,614
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 246
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great pour, tons of suds, murky yellow color, smells fruity.

Very bitter and tart, strong hop presence, very powerful, torching the tastebuds. Malty backbone, not very noticeable, tastes more like a hop bomb to me, but in a good way. Down the path of the hoppy and bitter great IPAs that I've had.

Well done, my first beer from Alesmith, and I like what I am tasting, definitely holds it's own with any other DIPA and the west coast versions I have had.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into half pint.

A - Pours rusty golden in color with a large frothy head. Lots of sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. Somewhat clear, somewhat murky.

S - Huge amount of bitter citrus and hops in this one. Some sweet citrus as well, mango, orange peels, etc.

T - Hop bomb and lots of bitterness....all in a good way! A nice sweet aftertaste which I think comes from the sweet citrus on the nose.

M - Light to medium bodied. Very oily but very clean on the finish. Good carbonation.

D - Easy to drink and another awesome CA DIPA!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from the AleSmith tasting room in a pint glass, 2010 release.

Massive, white, crumbly, persistent head. Slight carbonation visible in the glass. Good lacing. Delightful aroma. It's almost enough just to sit and smell the beer. Tropical fruit with some pine. Taste is similar, with a bit more hop bitterness and some spiciness, with a long finish. The feel is moderate, but it definitely seems to coat the mouth. Even at 8.5%, it's neither overbearing nor cloying.

AleSmith makes some of my very favorite beers (in a commendably hype-free way) and YuleSmith did not disappoint. This definitely goes on my list for next year, although I'll probably try to drink it a little closer to release.

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Summer version

A- Pours a slighty hazy golden orange with a nice foamy white head that leaves a tremendous amount of layered lacing.

S- A great smell of hops piney, citrus, and floral. I could only pick up a tiny bit of malts here.

T- Tons of hops here. Nice, dry and bitter. Couldn't taste much malts here to balance it out but this was a wonderful beer.

M- Medium in body and good amount of carbonation.

D- Highly recommended. I really enjoyed this brew and it went away too fast.

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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,614 ratings.