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Double Red India Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Double Red India Pale AleDouble Red India Pale Ale
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Double Red India Pale AleDouble Red India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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

22oz Bottle from Bristol Farms Palm Desert CA for 10$

Appearance - Clear dark copper with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, earthiness, pineapple

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste sugary caramel, malts, and earthy hops. There is also some pineapple and a touch of something along the lines of all-spice. It ends with a malty sweet aftertaste with a medium amount of hop bitterness.

Overall – A good seasonally flavoured beer. A little too earthy for me but still nice nonetheless. Just a bit overpriced for what you get in my opinion. Nice to have tried but not something I'd buy again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an oversized pint glass.

Pours a cloudy sediment floating, caramel amber with a thick creamy tan head. Lots of thick chucky head stands a finger thick. Perfect lace and head retention here. Looks great.

Brew smells of big hops and caramel malts. Very tasty nose here - great nose.

Brew is big in flavor and mouthfeel. Pungent, oily, flavorful hops melded perfectly with caramel malts. Brew has a mellow smooth warming finish. Tremendous.

Awesome stuff here. My first from Alesmith and a gem of a brew. Makes me think of Nugget Nectar. Cant wait to try more from them.

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22oz Bomber poured into a snifter
2012 release

A- Pours dark hazy red with a large off tan colored head.

S- Citrus, caramel, some spices.

T- A more mellow tasted then I was expecting. This beer starts off with a slight hop bitterness. It follows up with more of a creamy caramel flavor and feel. There is a note of toffee. There is also some spices in this beer, sort of like it was brewed with rye. Hop flavors seem to have faded some and there is some alcohol taste.

M- A nice thick feel brought on by the bottle conditioning. Higher carbonation but it works with the beer. A nice warming feel.

O- This is pretty good. Sort of disappointed. Mine tastes like its old and the hops have faded away. Which I don't see being possible because this is a winter brew and its the heart of winter. Regardless, this beer is well made and not too shabby.

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Double Red India Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 896 ratings
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