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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Previously known as Winter YuleSmith.

Welcome to the holidays! Double Red IPA arrives each year as the weather turns cool and our cravings for winter warmers begin. This Imperial Red Ale has an intense hop aroma with well-balanced caramel malt sweetness. The intense American hoppiness builds on the substantial malt backbone to deliver a full-flavored beer with a ton of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alusmamuts (1566) - LATVIA - JUN 16, 2016
Amber/red with medium yellow head. Sweet malty and hops aroma. Strong bitterness mixed with strong malty sweetness, but in just right balance. Bread notes. Slight bitter and malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (512) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Beczka. Barwa w odcieniach czerwieni. Piana wysoka, średnio trwała. Ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat intensywny, chmielowy. Można wyczuć truskawki, winogrona, biszkopty. Smak bardzo zbliżony do aromatu, przyjemny, pół słodki. Wysycenie średnie, goryczka średnia do wysokiej, niezalegająca punktowa. Alkohol drażni gardło bardzo delikatnie. Wydaje się, że jest to celowy zabieg niż nie oczekiwany. Bardzo dobre piwo, mocno chmielone, smaczne, mega pijalne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (1523) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
Fra fad duft citrus lime malt sødme humle Kick frisk smag malt karamel humle amrikans humle bid

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5648) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pronounced caramel nose, toffee on the edges. Clear chestnut, huge orange head, excellent retention, good lacing. Caramel, chestnut, wood. Subtle coffee finish. Rich, but somewhat quaffable. Grass and orange peel bitterness is there but it’s dominated by the bold maltiness. Medium body, soft carbonation, mild alcohol warmth appears upon warming. Not terribly hop forward, drinks more like an ESB on steroids, but falls short of being an old ale or barleywine. An older bottle to be sure with little hop presence to warrant an Imperial IPA classification, but still a delight to drink. It’s probably amazing fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (390) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
Pours tawny with a large, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, bread, caramel), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (leather, dough) with notes of alcohol, apple, and wood. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (354) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle from Malting pot. Pours beautiful dark red with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma ripe strawberries. Taste follows, gradually adding caramel notes mingled with hoppy bitterness. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (1621) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2016
Bue à la pression. Enorme ! Plein d’armes dans cette magnifique IPA. Pointe de fruits jaunes, passion, réglisse, caramel, céréales. Le tout magnifiquement équilibré avec un gros houblonnage. Parfait.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smithld1 (195) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Half in cbc Covent Garden. Nice shit. Not convinced it’s as good as the standard but nice. Malty too. Celery notes. 6.50 a half- this place and this hobby will bankrupt me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (305) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 Pours hazy dark amber with a one finger high slighlty tanned head. Aroma; Citrus, grapefruit, caramel, pine, toffee, malt and some bread. Taste; Caramel, toffee, grapefruit, malt bread, resin and pine. A wellpapp balanced IPA with loads of caramel in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (2167) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2016
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 06/05/2016 Color ámbar, sabor caramelo, frutal, final seco, rica.

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