AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

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AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA

Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States

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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Picked up this green and red labeled version at Charles Street Liquors in Boston while there at the Extreme Beerfest in Feb, finally decided to open it today for New Beer Sunday.

Poured this DIPA into my Duvel tulip.

Pours a sort of ruddy brown with a bit of orange hue. It is also quite hazy. When I hold it up to the light, it turns a beautiful glowing orange. The large bubbled head was about three fingers from a moderately aggressive pour. It stayed around for a while, while I admired the beverage. It slowly fell to a thick bubbly, coat of varied depth. It left really nice lace down the glass.

Smells of caramel malt, and dried fruits up front. I smell some dried apricots and maybe some papaya. The citrus hops are present in the middle as well like sweetened grapefruit juice.

Tastes of caramel malt and citrus and green hops. the middle to end is very malty, biscuit and fruity, as with the nose there are some dried apricots and bit tropical fruits here. The finish is long and quite pleasantly bitter, like grapefruit zest and bitter greens. The alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium to full body creamy but also with a prickly carbonation.

Drinkability is very high; I will definitely finish this bomber and wish I had another. With the well hidden alcohol, this could sneak up though, even it is on the bottom edge for "modern: DIPA.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich, complex....sipping ale, great balance of malt and hops. A wonderful fruity hop flavor sitting four square on top of a rich malt base. Enjoy this on its own terms, perhaps with a grilled steak and frites but nothing less.

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AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
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