AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States
alesmith.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by xlperro on 11-24-2002

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953
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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I found this bottle in the back of the fridge so on June 1, I opened the Christmas double IPA.

It's a nice dark gold color with two fingers of head in a nonic tumbler with lacing all the way to the end.

Smell is hops, strong and pungent. It has a big, oily, nicely carbonated mouthfeel.

Very fine tasting beer. Hops and malt in a nice balance with some caramel and alcohol making its presence known. The hops are paramount but not overwhealmingly bitter.

I normally like dark Belgians, stouts, and porters in the winter but this is a fine brew you can enjoy year round. If you like the style then this is a fine example and you should try it. For me, it was definitely worth waiting for and next winter, I'll be enjoying it again.

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AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 1,913 ratings.
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