AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 1,946 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:
#1,145
Reviews:
964
Ratings:
1,946
Liked:
1,782
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
9.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
267
Gots:
154
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,946 |  Reviews: 964
Photo of malfunxion
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchipper
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a slightly opaque gold, not cloudy though. Tremendous head, fades to medium lacing and surface-only layer.
Aroma is prominent alcohol as is the taste. The hops are there, but I fear my bottle is old, date is illegible, but its been in my fridge for about 3 weeks.
Not horrible, but don't know if I would buy it again, given other options.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdiiorio
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alphamale7
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours golden with a slightly off white head and plenty of lacing.

Smell: It has stone fruit aromas that feature peach and apricot.

Taste: There are apricot, peach, caramel, and floral flavors.

Feel: It has a moderate feel with high bitterness and alcohol warming

Overall, the flavors of peach and apricot start off sweet and turn to bitter and is long lasting through the finish.

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Photo of NateMac13
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DispyDnb
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of htown_engineer
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this one as an extra in a trade, poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter glass.

Look - kind of like a burnt orange color with a slight haze, with a slight head.

Smell - very floral, sweet smell, I got like a tropical fruit scent, but can't pinpoint exactly which fruit

Taste - for me the mouth didn't follow the nose. The beginning was piney with a hint of sweet citrus but then fell right into a bitter, biting end. It kind or reminded me of sucking on the rind of an orange or grapefruit. But that's pretty typical of these types of DIPA's, so it really wasn't that surprising.

Feel - surprisingly it went down smooth, with a light carbonation.

Overall - I like my DIPA's a little less bitter to this, I'm not a huge fan of dry hopped beers. I've heard a lot of people rave about this beer and I'm glad I got the opportunity to try this. I just don't know if I'd drink again, but well worth it as an extra in the trade.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowmageddon
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweeter than expected. Nice balance. Solid beer

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Photo of yasky
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MidwestBA
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reminds me of 90 minute. With that licorice taste. It's also very citrusy and a bit piney. I'd like to see this fresher but this good stuff

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Photo of BeerDawgs
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz bottle picked up at the brewery, with a bottled on date of 4.16.16

L - Yellow/copper, with some clarity, 2 fingers of head and HUGE lacing left on the top of the brew and all over the glass

S - Dry hopped, citrus, tangerine

T - Insanely hoppy and well balanced, between citrus and pine. So smooth, and hidden ABV.

F - Well carbonated, medium body. oily and smooth

O - An amazingly tasty, smooth, well balanced DIPA. Alesmith rocks it

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Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drunkenmess
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of K-Dog
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really loved there regular ipa and this one dosent disappoint. Very nice darker appearance and a nice floral smell. This is how I like my ipas. Too many of the new ipas today are brewed with fruit juices and kind of turn me off. This is a perfect example of a tropical flavored ipa without the fruit juicyness. Very well done.

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Photo of clake
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Joshpu
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has an orange colored appearance, and a 3/4" off white head. The aroma drops tons of pine. An immense amount.

Taste is both citrus and pine, not excessively bitter. I don't like the bomber format, its expensive. No bottle dating. Some inconsistency between the minor malt variation from summer and winter. I dunno, its a good beer, but its not that usual dry west coast malt bill, this has crystal and its sticky. The hops are on point though. Lush.

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AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 1,946 ratings
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