AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
BA SCORE
91.6%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 1,945 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:
#1,143
Reviews:
964
Ratings:
1,945
Liked:
1,781
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
9.79%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
267
Gots:
154
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,945 |  Reviews: 964
Photo of Agentveba
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JKasten988
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
3.48/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WiserBud
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdrickCS
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avatar113
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Czequershuus
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer pours a pale orange with a medium sized head. The aroma is dominated by citrus, mostly grapefruit with some tangerine. There is also a touch of pineapple and caramel. The flavor starts with very rich caramel, followed by citrus, orange, grapefruit, tangerine. There is some pine mid palate, but just a bunch more citrus on the swallow. The mouthfeel is very full and rich, with a huge, sudsy amount of carbonation. Overall while the hop profile is nice, the sweetness is a bit too much for me.

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Photo of dag1991
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of puck1225
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Golden clear yellow, beige head and nice lacing. Very citrusy smell with some floral notes. Taste is strong citrus with grapefruit, orange, pine. A hint of bitterness. Very good!

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Photo of TomMorris
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
2/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Photo of LF_Evan
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Hazy (practically opaque) pumpkin with fine and lasting lacing.
S: Earthy orange juice. Kind of musty.
T: Very bitter with deeply resinous pine and orange rind with a hint of nectar sweetness. No malt presence to speak of.
F: Super rich and creamy. This is like hop oil soup.
O: I was underwhelmed for the first several sips. It lets you know that it's an old school DIPA right up front. Reminds me a lot of the original Ruination or Nugget Nectar, but a lot more refined and "jammy," to borrow the wine term. Once my palate adjusted to the shock, I settled in and found a whole lot to like.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid the premium on this 5 bucks. Good looking presentation and slightly bitter hop smelling goodness. Taste is what I expected a touch malty but it still has a similar hop bite compared to the regular IPA. Smooth with no lingering alcohol esters so goodness!

Overall pretty stellar DIPA one I would love to try again.

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Photo of CMC73
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91.6% out of 100 with 1,945 ratings
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