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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Photo of KidsDoc
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

32 oz "grumbler" gifted to me from my good buddy Greg after the birth of my son. I only had a single pint pour this sitting.

Appearance was a soft orange and completely clear with minimal white head and lacing.

Aroma was intensely resinous and herbal, pine with a very faint apple and citrus (orange/tangerine) scent sneaking in every once in a while. Mostly this was all earthy.

Taste was similar with huge hops. Predominant pine and grass/floral hop. A spicy herbal comination mixed well. Only true citrus I could get was some peach sweetness. Alcohol was a non-factor - didn't notice at all.

Mouthfeel was fairly light to medium body. The start was a slick, OILY light feel that then bit hard with a bittering dryness that sucked any remaining moisture out of your mouth for you to start clean with the next sip.

Overall: not at all the stereotypical west coast DIPA. This is a resinous, floral hop lover's beer. The hops were quite intense. A sipping, puckering beer that had a lot of surprising characteristics.

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

I had this beer on-tap at Original Gravity in San Jose California. $8 for a 12 oz pour served in a tulip glass. Beer appears a clear, darkish yellow color with a well-formed head and nice streaming carbonation bubbles. Nose is mostly pine and grapefruit. Very pronounced hop flavor with a decent malt backbone tying it al together. They should make this a year round offering!

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber - new batch.

A: Pours clear golden yellow with a one-inch white head which leaves rings and spots.

N: Grapefruit, orange, tangerine, some tropical fruits. Very floral with some dankness and faint sweet malts.

T: Citrus and pine with mild bready malts for a good balance.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sticky, dry, and bitter finish. Lingering pine resins.

O: Pretty classic and enjoyable. Best fresh.

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of sukwonee
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of evanforbeer
4.39/5  rDev +4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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