Double Red India Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
887
Reviews:
334
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
96
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 887 |  Reviews: 334
Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.175 6/19 Brady's pretty drinkable.

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Photo of Waggman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a copper body with two finger head and lace ring down the glass. Caramel and toffee malts hit me in the aroma along with hints of booze, dark fruits and a nuttiness that is surprising. Medium body, a tad bready, balance is kept between oily, piney hops with caramel, toffee malts and touches of figs and something like hazelnut. A well-balanced and nuanced beer that is a dangerous sipper as it's easy to drink and hides ABV well.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle sampled at a tasting. Dark amber pour. Hoppy citrus aroma, with tropical fruit. Tastes like malt sugars, grapefruit and pineapple. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of Jeffwise
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with beige head. Aroma starts hoppy with earthy, piney hops and caramel malts. Taste starts hoppy and bitter with some caramel and toasted malts. Medium body and carbonation. Quite nice overall, hoppy with a good amount of caramel malts, really well balanced.

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Photo of reizorc
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.62/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 4, 2016.

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Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHungus
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.38/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickSMpls
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle has a smeared date that seems to read bottled on 11/15. Hazy red color with a huge, thick head with great retention. Nice piney hops aroma with some floral/fruit background. Taste is very assertive on the malt and hop, but balanced well. A very tasty beer, but not for the faint of heart. Nice finish and moderate ABV which comes forward a wee bit hot.

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Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy mahogany with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like floral hops and sweet caramel and wild honey, with some orange and grapefruit.
T: It tasted like resin and unripe grapefruit, with some sweet caramel and wild honey and roasted barley malt. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice big body.
D: This was a solid hoppy red ale, but the bitterness in the taste wasn't as flavorful as I hoped. The body was solid, but the finish was a little harsh with lingering bitterness. High quality brew, but Stumbled Red (Ocelot) was better.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delta490
4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep red with a big cap of lightly foamy tan head with good retention and a smattering of small sticky lacing. The aroma is fruity and floral with just a hint of sweetness. The taste is much the same but a little bit more robust and blended. The body has a medium weight, mostly smooth with a light carbonation.

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Photo of jimmygord
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double Red India Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 887 ratings.
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