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%
 
 
Wants:
267
Gots:
145
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Peter1977
3.71/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.77/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of myuncle
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger off white head that settles into a smaller creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, and lemon along with pineapple. Earthy hop hints of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Juicy citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very solid Double IPA. Good citrus and pine hop flavor.

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Photo of AJmon13
3.65/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours bright amber gold under a 1” yellow tinted cream colored moderately persistent foam cap – takes 4 minutes to reduce to a thick film. Leaves sheets of lace on the glass.

S: Bread crumb, tropical fruit and melon.

T: Big juicy, tropical fruit flavors, orange, grapefruit, with a citrus rind bitterness in the background. The malt and the hop bitterness and flavors are moderately high with the hop bitterness balancing a moderate malt sweetness while the malt sweetness accents the hop flavors.

F: Very creamy, medium body and carbonation.

O: A well made, easy to drink double IPA.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhlosito75
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M-Jez84
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rcjennings
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrJuengling
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.87/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chadbo
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

on draft in big pint glass. not best glass but it is 16 oz. golden amber color and great pine nose. very bitter but nicely balanced w malt. more pine than citrus hops which i like

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Photo of ClePaul
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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