Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
1,953 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,953 |  Reviews: 966
Photo of Geno206
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of durlta
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Jree261
3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Interesting Color for an Imperial IPA. Much lighter, golden almost straw with a white foam.

S-Red fruit, grassy hops, nutty

T-Much more typical of an IPA. Hefty dark grassy flavors dominate.

M-Heavy, full body. Good finish with a hint of vanilla at the end.

O-The finish and the vanilla really bump it up away from the 'just average' category for me. Not bad, but that's definitely the stand out.

 402 characters

Photo of fox227
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SoCalStout
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of markhobbs1
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bca115
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of stanowsf
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stogirelli
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of emerge077
3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Joe for sharing! Served in a mini pint taster.
Bright saturated orange, super sharp clarity. Lasting surface coverage for the rest of the glass. A halo of lace around the edges.

Caramelized malts, candied orange, firmly bitter in the finish. Smells subdued and malty though this just showed up in downstate IL. Clean with a piney bitterness, lots of caramel malt. Medium bodied, kind of heavy. Overall pretty meh, not bad but it comes off like an old DIPA.

 464 characters

Photo of clay23
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of alex021224
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Roger85
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mbw314
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JacobGumina
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Kreko7
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of bifrost17
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of thedjbear
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of AlexChillton
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of artoolemomo
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,953 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.