Double IPA
AleSmith Brewing Company

Double IPADouble IPA
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AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #758
Ranked #3,143
4.19 | pDev: 9.55%
Jun 06, 2021
Nov 24, 2002
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

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
4.18 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Mar 18, 2021
4.2 by patre_tim from Thailand on Nov 14, 2020
3.75 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 29, 2020
3.99 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Sep 09, 2019
4.1 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Jun 02, 2019
3.9 by brandoneast from Texas on Apr 24, 2019
4.15 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Mar 25, 2019
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Mar 22, 2019
4.4 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2019
4 by robebo44 from Virginia on Feb 15, 2019
4.35 by Unclevince from West Virginia on Oct 22, 2018
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3.62/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

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
3.7 by Greener from Iowa on Sep 26, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by jacobdunne from Colorado

There’s a simultaneous malt & fruity kick on each sip. The piney aftertaste is blatant and incredible. Yummy beer!

Jul 25, 2018
4.04 by arrowsmith_ from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

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
4.04 by cozmo from New York on Jun 24, 2018
4.13 by Timfromthemainland from New York on Jun 20, 2018
3 by florisj135 from Virginia on Jun 02, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

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
4.18 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on May 17, 2018
4.06 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Jan 14, 2018
4.33 by juablu from California on Dec 10, 2017
4.24 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Nov 26, 2017
4.25 by DMcGirr from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2017
4.16 by sjrider from California on Oct 22, 2017
4 by adipilla8708 from Michigan on Oct 12, 2017
3.98 by smaddock from Massachusetts on Oct 07, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Ale_Lover from Georgia

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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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

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
4.58 by Eammon1920 from Ohio on Sep 27, 2017
4.24 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Sep 23, 2017
4.71 by BrentMcQuirk from Texas on Sep 19, 2017
4.02 by Zaphog from Michigan on Sep 16, 2017
4.19 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Sep 16, 2017
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

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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4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by claminat420 from Michigan

*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
4.25 by schopenhauerale from Arizona on Aug 29, 2017
Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1976 ratings