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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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1,553 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 899
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 245
Gots: 69 | 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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Updated. Fresh (er) bottle received from CA... This is much better. Comments below clearly speak to older bottle.. (not my issue, it was on the shelf)

Scores updated (lace is unreal)

I like sitting to review a beer like this, because I really don't know what to expect.

Pours from the bomber with a finger of beige head with rather large bubbles. The head shows some decent retention and later there are perfect rings of lacing. Very nice. The beer itself is a bit darker than I had anticipated. A deep/dark amber with some reddish tones. Quite a bit of visible carbonation.

The nose has some ripe pineapple, pine and a sense of the alcohol. Also you can sense there is an assertive malt backbone. You definitely get some notes from the toasted malts.

Flavor is a very nice and yet also a bit boozy. My beer fridge is at 46 degrees, so I'm not thinking this is being served too cold. Let's see what develops. There is a strong and fruity nature to this that I like. A touch chalky as well. Definitely drinks like a DPA, which is good news as it's listed as one.. Big hop lingering bitterness with pine notes.

Mouth feel is a bit sticky and just shy of syrup like. A touch dry and chalky.

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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,553 ratings.