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RATINGS: 1374   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.

HomelessDrew's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomelessDrew (26) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Got this thanks to bytemesis. Pours deep red with a white head. Aroma is strong piney hops with some citrus and sweet maltiness. Taste is a well balanced bitterness of pine and citrus hops to malty sweetness. Medium body and carbonation to back up it’s strength. A solid well balanced example of an Imperial Red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1114) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Aromas of deep amber malts, dark malt syrup, toffee, burnt caramel, heavy dank hops, resin, hop oils, grass and earthy hops. Pours a dark crimson with a thin white rim and hop oils floating atop. Taste brings sharp bitterness upfront immediately followed by a crisp, refreshing ale yeast/hop combo. Mid palate offers a deep amber malt, toffee, dark malt presence while still offering plenty of heavily resinous, dank hops, grass, earthy, oily notes. Slight note of tangerine/mango. Overall, finishes pleasantly hoppy and resinous. Very clean hop profile throughout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6858) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy brown, creamy dark golden head. Strong grassy and green tea aroma. Medium body, sparkly. Roast, caramel, strong hops, well adjusted resin, orange peel and grass finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (521) - Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Hazy brown with medium light brown head. Aroma is pine cone, toffee, grapefruit. Very hoppy fresh and complex. Taste is heavy malty sweetness and resiny bitterness. Medium finish. Heavy mouthfeel and quite oily. Clogs your throat. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5564) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
(bottle) slightly hazy deep amber colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of heavy caramelized malts and strawberries, with a light touch of herbal hops, some honey and lemonpeel. flavour is mostly the same, heavy caramelized malts, some alcohol and barnacles, with a light touch of mango and some more herbal hops in the light-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (3176) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2016
Rating #2600. Bottle. Amber-red color with tan head. Aroma is piney, toffee, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is more toffee, bitter grapefruit, piney. Heavy body, slight booze kick in the back, some cough syrup. Low carbonation. Very good, and indeed a Winter version of a Double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Intense amber color, clear and bright orange. Abundant and irregular white foam small bubble and good durability as cobweb lace leaves. Body and carbonation media. Very creamy. Without sticking your nose in the glass and sweetish fragrance, fruity and floral are divine. Initial aroma of caramel, pine, resin, fruit, orange peel and some fresh yeast. Very refreshing for a beer with such a high ranking. fabulous with lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit ...) at the start but well balanced with sweet malt hops, caramel, toffee and some fresh bread and balsamic bitter end (conifers, flowers ...) flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle (unfortunately not fresh). Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel malts, bit of brown sugar (?) and light resiny hops. In taste lightly sweet, malty with caramel mixed with fruity hoppy notes. Medium body, dry finish. Nice, fresh would be far better for sure.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
androman (1842) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2016
On tap at Only Good Beer, Budapest. Nose is hoppy fruity, caramel, honey, floral. Body is clear deep reddish brown, head is big, beige, creamy, average lasting, excellent lacing. Aroma is tropical fruits, caramel, cocoa, herbs, spices. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy desserts beer, strong flavor, very tasty, very interesting, great one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (393) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2016
Couleur ambré foncé; mousse beige; arômes et goût maltés et fruités (oranges, fruits rouges); bière un peu épicée et très lègèrement sucrée; texture crémeuse; l’alcool se fait un poil trop sentir; belle finale amère et longue

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mice (818) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Kirkas, tumman kuparinen olut, joka vaahtoaa kohtalaisen reilusti. Ei jätä juurikaan pitsiä. Tuoksu jenkkimäiseen tyyliin hyvin pihkaisen havuisesti humaloitu. Samoin havaittavissa makeampaa karamellisuutta. Maku alkaa karamellisen maltaisella, pehmeällä otteella ja jatkuu loppupuolella hyvin havuisen humalaisella ja greippisen katkeralla otteella. Ihan toimiva kokonaisuus, mutta ei ehkä ihan kovan hintansa väärti.

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