AleSmith Double IPA | AleSmith Brewing Company

AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.19/5
1,951 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:
#1,154
Reviews:
966
Ratings:
1,951
pDev:
9.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
268
Gots:
154
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,951 |  Reviews: 966
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

Photo of TequilaTom
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light golden yellow with a thin off white head. Minor lacing. Smells of bready malts and citrusy hops. Tastes is hop forward citrus/pine with light bready maltiness. Finishes bitter. A well done double worth trying.

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

Has this one at the brewery itself, great full hop aroma dank and Citrus. Went down quite easily and wasn't overly bitter. Good balance between bitter and sweetness.

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Photo of rarigney
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Amber colored with a good haze. Off white head retains very well. Chunky lacing.

S: Green, oily, cut grass, lemony. Prange and tangerine. Sturdy dough and caramel malt base.

T: Freshly cut grass. Oily and green. Earthy flavors of pine, bark, and resin. Lots of tangerine. Grapefruit too. Bitterness builds slowly and gradually, becoming firm and somewhat imposing on the back end. Hops go spicy toward the back too. Malt body is substantial, bringing a fat caramel and toast flavor that balances nicely while letting the hops do their thing. Bitter, oily, and spicy hop finish.

M: Medium-thick. Fat and round with a sense of malty weight that presses in gently. Brisk carbonation prickles at the tongue. Hop astringency grips at the teeth.

O: An old school American double IPA. Big, bold, and well balanced despite a hop-dominated punch. Pretty much the quintessential West Coast double IPA.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of gruves33
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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 -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of pat61
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
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 +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

AleSmith Double IPA from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 1,951 ratings
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