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AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,168
Reviews:
966
Ratings:
1,953
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep hazy amber color with a nice 2 finger cream colored head that leaves some light lacing behind.

Aroma is nice big chewy malt with lots of good hops underneath, a big bodied brew almost barley wine like.

Taste is malt lots of caramel with toffee hints big and chewy again with some big deep bitter flavors underneath the massive body. Good hop flavors with out being overdone. Lingering pine bitterness and resin mixed with citrus flavors apricot and pear dominating the citrus part. Tastey beer more so then the smell.

Mouthfeel is big full fat and chewy with nice level of carbonation. Again barley wine like in feel also.

Drinkability is good an enjoyable seasonal and I2PA with a huge malty body. Wouldn't mind having a few of these every winter. Thanks merlin48 for sharing this treat with me.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,953 ratings
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