Double Red India Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

Double Red India Pale AleDouble Red India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
89.5%
Liked This Beer
4.09 w/ 888 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)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,225
Reviews:
334
Ratings:
888
Liked:
795
Avg:
4.09/5
pDev:
9.29%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
95
Trade:
0
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle of Yule Smith "Winter Holiday Ale", 8.5% ABV, believed to be 2012 vintage served in a pint glass.
Pours a deep, dark reddish brown color, clear, with a large, frothy, creamy and durable head.
Very hoppy aroma, with some pine. Hoppy flavor too, but with a load of rich malts nearly counterbalancing the hops bitterness and adding a rich, sweet roasted grain flavor.

M: Full bodied, with ample and soft carbonation.

O: this exceptional beer may be as good as Imperial Reds get.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful crimson orange with coppery bubbles. Retention isn't pronounced, but lacing becomes apparent after a couples minutes. A nice looking beer. Festive.

S: Initial whiff reveals hops and a vague sweetness (licorice?). Curiosity sets in.

T: Smoky malts and toffee. Hops are there too. And wait, there it is! Black licorice! Heavy black licorice aftertaste. Crazy. That's a first for me.

M: Light-bodied, which is unexpected for something with flavor this powerful. Carbonation seems a tad too high. Finishes bitter and crisp.

O: Pretty good. A nice little holiday piece. I normally don't like black licorice, but it worked well in this beer. Recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden-amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops.

T - Sweet caramel, bready, and biscuit malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, resiny bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, lightly sweet finish.

D - Good hoppy red ale. Good hop profile and bitterness.

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Double Red India Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89.5% out of 100 with 888 ratings
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