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YuleSmith (Summer) - AleSmith Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,572
Reviews: 900
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 243
Gots: 70 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

zahara15, Jul 06, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

57md, Jul 06, 2014
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trevorpost, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

TwoBeers, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of hardy008
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

hardy008, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

ThirstyHrothgar, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

vermilcj, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

metter98, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

rolltide, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, bottled on 5/1/14. Pours clear golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary fruits and some resiny piney peppery hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some fruit and a big piney, resiny hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA. I remember liking the winter version better.

Beaver13, Jun 26, 2014
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YuleSmith (Summer) from AleSmith Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,572 ratings.