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RATINGS: 1357   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lore (1984) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 4, 2016
dark amber to reddish brown colour, adequately large, dense, creamy yellowish-bright beige-ish head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of pine resin, citruses (grapefruit), tropical fruity and maybe some floral notes, biscuit (shortbread), some caramel and hints of grape; bittersweet taste with resiny, overripe tropical fruity (papaya, mango, some passion fruit) and grapefruity notes, biscuits, caramel, some roastedness, herbal medicines and hints of floral honey; besides the intensive bitterness, there is something peppery-spicy (ginger???) in the aftertaste; this is what I consider to be a(n almost - well, this spiciness is somehow, though slightly, disturbs me) perfect IIPA!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1037) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle @ Only Good Beer Budapest // Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has hops, fruits, caramel notes. Sweet fruits on taste, lots of hops, caramel, syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours with an impressive fortress of foam over a deep-red goliath. It drinks like a fresh milkshake, thick and deeply malty. Intense caramel malte is the primary sense, topped with enough of a wet hop bitterness to counter balance the oomph. Good stuff. (#6138, 2/23/2016)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike5326 (1536) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Clear red copper color, medium white head. Medium hops aroma. Medium body with a nice hops and light malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
spruce, golden, amber, hazy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (621) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from a bottle. No lacing but slight head. Interesting red cloudy color. Little aroma, but delicious fruity taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1509) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
I didn’t dislike this beer but felt it is highly over rated. An excessively resiny aroma. Pours a reddish brown color with a tan short lasting head. Medium body with an oily feel and a resin taste with a very bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1724) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Draft at Mellow Mushroom in Carytown Area, Richmond The ale poured a ruddy red color with no head. You detect strong caramel malts with floral hops. The taste was more complex with hints of spice, toffee and caramel sweetness. The ale has a medium body with soft carbonation. You do sense a a warming from the higher ABV, There was always a lingering bitterness that hung on your tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (3168) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
Draught at Himmeriget, Cph. Dark, amber colour with a golden tint. Medium sized, off-white head. Fruity aroma with citrus fruits, grasses, resin, rich caramel malts and a toasted note. Taste is bitter. Full body with a rich, creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting drying and bitter with pines, citrus fruits and caramel malts. Lingering toasted notes. Excellent IIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5117) - rødovre, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2016
Tap Dark Orange colour with medium head.Aroma is fruity of mandrin and passionfruits good dry taste of hops caramel even slight toasted mouthfeels good full body and mild dry finish.

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