Double Red India Pale Ale | AleSmith Brewing Company

Double Red India Pale AleDouble Red India Pale Ale
889 Ratings
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)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2009

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage 22 oz. poured into Widmer hef glass

A: Deep amber body with 2 fingers of fluffy, tight bubbled, cream colored head. Some carbonation streaming up the glass, but not much. As head recedes, it leaves sticky lace along the side of the glass

S:Extremely balanced scent here with equal parts hops and malts. Up front it's a strong hop presence which yields to sweet caramel and toffee, and bread. The hops are piney, citrusy and spicy. There is a slight alcohol scent deep down, but you have to dig.

T: Taste follows the scent. Earthy, piney hops up front, and creamy, sweet malts on the middle of the tongue. It finishes with a biting hop bitterness that lingers for sometime. A slight alcohol warmth during the swallow is pleasing here.

M: Nothing too special here. A medium body with light carbonation.

O: I haven't had the summer version, and this is the first bottle of the winter version I've had. I would definitely get this again. A fantastic winter offering from Alesmith, which is one of my favorite breweries. I think I'll hold onto a bottle to see how it develops.


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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

22 oz. Picked up in Ohio on the way back from Christmas.
Orangy/amber pour, very nice large rocky light tan head. A nice looking brew.

Aroma, Malty citrus, leather, peat. Some spice, almost Belgian like.

Taste, Great blend of malt and hops. There are quite a bit of yeast like notes, rye seed? Some spices, but only accenting not sweet like a cookie. Some toasted malt, leather, peat very light dark chocolate.

Lively but the carbonation is fine. Feels nearly creamy. Mid bodied, real nice. Would buy this again.

One of the better Reds I've had in quite some time.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. This is a 2010 bottle I received as an extra. I'll review it fresh when I get another bottle, but I enjoyed it and wanted to keep track of my thoughts.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color with a finger and a half of thick off white head. There is some good retention and nice lacing.

Smell: Just a bit sweet from the malt with some mild fruity notes. There is a citrus hop smell along with some spice as well.

Taste: Good malt and hop balance. Some bready malt and some fruity notes along with what tastes like some rye spice. There are some citrus hops along with the malt. The finish is a bit spicy with some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with smooth carbonation and a slightly dry finish.

Overall: This one was chalked full of spice. Definitely a beer that I'll search out in the future.

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Double Red India Pale Ale from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 889 ratings
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