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Double Red India Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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894 Ratings
Double Red India Pale AleDouble Red India Pale Ale
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:
#2,277
Reviews:
337
Ratings:
894
pDev:
9.29%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
96
Trade:
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Ratings: 894 |  Reviews: 337
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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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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

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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

Photo of smithj4
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

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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

Photo of km02600
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of luke12345
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateDyk47
3.37/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

not a big fan

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

Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, some pine. Taste is piney hops up front, caramel malts at the finish, smooth and tasty. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a quality beer worth trying.

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nihilistic
4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wizzle32
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Double Red India Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 894 ratings
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