YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
Picked this up a few weeks back at the Whole Foods on Houston St. in New York City. The reviews for this were great and although I've had a zillion beers of this style, there's something about a good Imperial/Double IPA that I can't resist. That was the case here as the balance, recessed alcohol, and wonderful mouthfeel all combined to make this extremely enjoyable and about as easygoing as a beer of this style could be, while still packing enough of a punch to remind me that this was indeed an IPA!
07-10-2014 07:09:06 | More by JerzDevl2000
4.29/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours a light copper with over two fingers of head. The head maintained its frothiness for a long time and left thick lacing on the glass. The nose is delightfully hoppy with a touch of citrus. The flavor profile follows the nose but malt also comes through very strong. The finish has a good strong bitterness to it.
This is a top shelf DIPA.
07-06-2014 02:54:19 | More by 57md
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
Pours a clear dark gold color, with a two finger white head with very good retention and lacing. the aroma has grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and mango. Has that classic West Coast IPA aroma.
Tastes much like it smells with grapefruit, orange, pine, pineapple, mango, and their is a sweet malt backbone. The alcohol is well hidden, and isn't even noticeable on a 8.5 % abv beer.
Medium bodied with modest carbonation. Extremely smooth an easy to drink. A must try if you get the chance.
07-04-2014 04:03:55 | More by hardy008
4.09/5 rDev -3.1%
A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down rather quickly, leaving some patches on the surface, a collar around the edge, a thin layer of bubbles in between, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of pine resin hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with flavors of citrusy hops and then transitions to flavors of pine resin hops, the latter of which linger into the finish. The hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness. Slight hints of tropical fruits are also perceptible in the initial taste along with bits of the underlying caramel malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a fairly aggressive IPA that has a good amount of hop aromas and flavors but isn't that bitter or sticky.
07-03-2014 01:56:41 | More by metter98
YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,537 ratings.