Double Red IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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4.09/5
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908 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as YuleSmith (Winter)

Previously known as winter YuleSmith, this warming, hoppy ale used to be available exclusively during the holiday season. But the popularity of this red-hued India Pale Ale grew to the point where sharing a limited run of beer with our fans seemed insufficient. our answer was to convert this crimson IPA into a seasonal offering to be enjoyed from fall through the winter months. Caramel malt sweetness combines with citrusy highlights to bring forth a dry, highly drinkable beer that's simultaneously hearty and thirst-quenching. the holidays are too brief to contain this much flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,584
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
908
pDev:
9.05%
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Photo of StanleysCup
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This double ipa does the job quite well. It shows a big toffee presence, nice hoppy notes. It's grapefruit and pine forward. It's not complex but it goes straight to the point. A classy west coast dipa

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Photo of teslagod6
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heymikew
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 19th September 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A clear dark amber copper colour with a big two finger light beige head that had great retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malts, grapefruit zest, citrus rind and pine.

Taste: Similar to the aroma with sweet caramel malts, grapefruit flesh, zest and rind, grass and pine. Finish was nice with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Solid tasting Red IPA with good balance of malt and hops.

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Photo of Tone
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, piney hops, alcohol, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a strong bitterness. Tastes of spicy hops, piney hops, alcohol, hint of pale malt, hint of rye, slight yeast, and sweet malt. Overall, good appearance, complexity, blend, and body, but bitterness is dominant.

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Photo of vheissu15
4.81/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fearless2357
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark DIPA, great flavor with a bit of spice.

Had on tap at Alesmith in San Diego. Very good beer, hard to find.

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3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into Bell's Hopslam Tulip glass. No date.

L: Tawny hued, finger and a half of light light beige head, tightly bubbled, and great retention. Beautiful beer.

S: A balanced aroma, some piney hops with a good amount of caramel malts.

T: A lot of caramel malt, overshadows the pine hop presence quite a bit, less like an IPA and more like a hoppy Amber, a touch of roasty character is a nice touch.

F: Medium body, crisp, dry roasty note lingers.

O: Nice beer!

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Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

L: Nearly clear dark copper/amber pour. Thick foamy white head. Solid lacing.

S: Rich caramel malts and citrusy hops.

T/F: Followed the nose. Rich malt backbone with caramel and sweetness. Fruitier hops tgan expected. Some tropical notes with citrus and pine. Reasonable bitterness but well balanced by the malts. Finish is citrus and grains.

O: A big malt forward DIPA. Flavorful and rich. Easy drinking and one I'd have again.

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3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snaotheus
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017-11-02
22oz bottle served in a tulip. Don't see an obvious date on it. Annoying.

Pours a dark ruby-amber with a medium sized head and a ton of carbonation. Smell is roasty-caramel, grapefruity hops.

Taste is bitter, strong dark caramel flavor, very strong grapefruit rind.

Mouthfeel is thick and just a bit sticky. Overall, very good beer.

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3.67/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.44/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Double Red IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 908 ratings