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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,913
Reviews:
953
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
9.72%
 
 
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267
Gots:
145
For Trade:
2
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Forgot I had this one. Still pretty good.

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Photo of jrenihan
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer is hazy golden in colour with a good-sized white head. Dissipates quickly. Good lacing.

Scent is a nice mix of toasty, bready malt and grassy, floral, citrusy hops. Hops are the focus but the malt is present and good. Very nice.

Flavour is similar to the nose- hop focused but not without a malt presence. Pine, grass and citrus (orange) flavours are all present. Bready, caramel malt providing backbone.

Full bodied, moderate to high carbonation. A bit oily.

Overall, very good. I was quite impressed.

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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

Popped open this red & green goody just because.

A- Pours a thick and hazy coppery tan with small bits swirling about. Active streamers all throughout. Nice thick & rich foamy head....like its nitro'd.

S- Wow! Very distinct rich sweet caramelly brown sugar sweetness.Almost like dulce de leche. A tiny hint of bitterness. I wonder if I held on to it too long for the hops sake?

T- Ahhh that lovely richness rolls over my tongue... A little less sweetness than on the nose. Still with the caramel sugary and a little more muted pine. Finishes with a toffee like flavor.

M- Definetly thick and heavy. Almost as if it were slightly condensed or concentrated. still has some supporting carbonation. Viscous for sure.

D- I have been wanting to pop this one for a while. It doesn't seem to be the same beer as it was fresh. It has evolved into a rich sipping beer. Good stuff.

A- Poured out the red & blue bomber somewhat aggressively which rewarded me with a full pure white head. The head slowly receded with a thin foamy layer in place of lacing. Color is a slightly hazey bright bronze.

S- Obvious sweet piney resin up front mingled with white pepper, sweet mango and a touch of some kind of berry (raspberry-ish). The fruity essence isn't really there for me until the end of a deep whiff.

T- Nice balance of the malty sweetness and the bitter & spiciness of the piney hops. The hop resin blends into the etoh heat.

M- Spicey and hot feel. A little oily. Just the right amount of carbonation.

D- I don' t really go ga-ga for double IPA's. With that being said I do enjoy this one. I relly like the nose on it. I wish it tasted more like the nose let's on.

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

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