Double IPA
AleSmith Brewing Company

Double IPADouble IPA
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From:
AleSmith Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #764
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,194
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
970
Ratings:
1,977
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 20, 2022
Added:
Nov 24, 2002
Wants:
  272
Gots:
  160
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Double IPADouble IPA
Notes: Also known as YuleSmith (Summer)

Every year we anxiously await the warmer months to unleash this Double IPA, the summer edition of our former YuleSmith seasonals. The flavor imparts orange, grapefruit, and tangerine hop notes with earthy, spicy, and resinous pine undertones. A sturdy malt backbone balances out the profound hop bitterness to create a refreshingly assertive and vibrant beer that offers an unapologetically bold expression of fresh American hops.

YEAR ROUND: No – July / August
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Rated: 3.91 by DOCRW from Washington

Dec 20, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Shared bottle at local tasting, thanks to gunnar. ABV is 8.5%. Golden colour, huge white head. Sweetish aroma of malts and orange marmalade. Distinctly hoppy flavour throughout, very bitter finish. Maybe not very complex, but good.
Mar 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Mar 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.2 by patre_tim from Thailand

Nov 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Sep 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by brandoneast from Texas

Apr 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.15 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Mar 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by robebo44 from Virginia

Feb 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.35 by Unclevince from West Virginia

Oct 22, 2018
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz. can, served in a Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: One finger head that sticks around for a while and leaves some good lacing. Cloudy, dark gold color.

Smell: Dank, musky hop aroma, some fresh citrus peel with faint malt and grain notes in the background.

Taste: Bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. It has more of a juicy, fruity, sweet citrus character which is nice. A faint, piney aftertaste remains.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied with medium high carbonation.

Overall: Nothing new or groundbreaking here, which is fine. A solid DIPA and a damn good beer.
Sep 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.7 by Greener from Iowa

Sep 26, 2018
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Rated by jacobdunne from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
There’s a simultaneous malt & fruity kick on each sip. The piney aftertaste is blatant and incredible. Yummy beer!
Jul 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy orange with a rocky white head. Medium-plus retention. A thin film hangs out forever. Rings of lacing are left behind.

S: Huge yellow grapefruit and tangerine aromas; spraying oils, juicy flesh, and bitter pith. Some ripe mango and pineapple, honey and caramel, and massive pine sap and dankness.

T: Orange creamsicle, yellow grapefruit peel, honey, toasted white bread, overripe mango, pine resin finish. Moderately sweet, although the finish grows crisp. Moderate lingering bitterness.

F: Medium-plus, well-carbonated, smooth, creamy, and well-rounded. Finishes slightly sticky and resinous, but fairly clean for the style.

O: A superb example of West Coast Double IPA. A delicious hoppy offering.
Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by cozmo from New York

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jun 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Gold with rich white foamy head and very nice lacing.
N: Pine, hops, citrus, and soem floral tones.
T: Pine bite upfront with a lot of hops, citrus, and some light floral notes.
M: Medium
O: Great DIPA, solid flavors and very enjoyable to drink.
May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by crbnfbr from Kentucky

Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by juablu from California

Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by sjrider from California

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by adipilla8708 from Michigan

Oct 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.98 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Oct 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Ale_Lover from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
AleSmith's Double IPA is perfect for the warmer months of summer. Flavor is of orange, grapefruit, and tangerine with some resinous pine. Solid malt backbone balances out hops resulting in a very refreshing beer.
Oct 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 1 pint 6oz bottle.
A: Pours a hazy light amber with a thin white head and nice lacing.
S: A nice tropical fruit pine resin hop nose.
T: A nice hoppy Double IPA, a big bitter hit.
F: Well balanced malts to hops and good carbonation.
O: A very good Double.
Sep 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.58 by Eammon1920 from Ohio

Sep 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.24 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Sep 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.71 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas

Sep 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the better beers I have had in a while. The beer has a very nice aroma and a taste that follows the aroma and keeps one very satisfied. An above average beer definitely worth seeking out.
Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by claminat420 from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
*taken from notes
12oz bottled on May 9 2017 2558 poured heavily into my hotel's clear plastic cup.

Appearance- hazy golden/ straw color with a frothy white head. leaves good amount of lacing.

Aroma- oranges and tangerines.

Flavor- like the smell but with some caramel notes to add depth. bitterness to some could be kinda sharp. abv is well hidden. really dry finish.

Mouthfeel- solid medium bodied. good carbonation

Drinkability- easily drinkable for any hophead.

Overall- the orange and tangerine hop notes are the main thing in this beer. if you like ipa's and orange flavored things this is a must try for you. there is some sort of spiciness coming from this brew. don't know if it's from the hops or carbonation. as it warms pine notes start to come through. really solid.
Sep 02, 2017
Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1977 ratings