AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.19/5
1,951 Ratings
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:
#1,154
Reviews:
966
Ratings:
1,951
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
154
Trade:
2
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprised to find this bottle today at a local shop. Quite pricey though at $9 for 22oz.
Bottled date 5/21/2013 - consumed on 6/4/2013. Super fresh!

A: Clear yellow body with 2 finger white head. Great retention. It looks quite refreshing. I love IPAs with lighter color body like this.

S: Grass, orange zest, citrus, sweet malt. It's quite awesome. The moment you open the bottle aroma bursts out and fills up the room.

T: Grassy, piney, spicy, citrus, some sweet malt in the middle. Quite nice but not as nice as it smells. I cannot tell this beer is 8.5 ABV at all. Quite refreshing - although I wouldn't say it's easy drinking. Bitterness throughout but definitely kicks in towards the end.

M: Tad bit on the light side for a DIPA and decent amount of carbonation.

O: Very very good DIPA. Very west coast. I prefer Enjoy by IPA by Stone but it's quite comparable in terms of the style except that this one is spicier and slightly less fruity.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 5/21/13 (SCORE)
Pours a crystal clean strawy strawberry blonde, clean white head

Smell- dank fruit, citrus rind, tangerines and oranges, pineapple, hop zest

Taste- hop bitterness with fruit up front- orange, and sweet tangerine/tangelo, touch of pineapple, some floral notes, a touch of mango, bitter grapefruit with some Earthy and spicy hop zest. Finishes dry with some pine, earthy hop resin, and tangerine

Feel- fairly light on the palate, juicy and dry and way drinkable

Another fine DIPA from San Diego County (maybe one of the best), has a similar distinct dry characteristic (hay note) that Alesmith IPA has, which is really nice.

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AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,951 ratings
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