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RATINGS: 1368   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.

brewskis' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours a amber, ruby red color with a half finger head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells of resinous hops that present notes such as pineapple, grapefruit, some pine, apricot, some floral. Also get a huge malt presence on the nose as well with lots of carmel or toffee, breadiness. Very hoppy smell, but tons of malt as well. Taste starts with the huge resinous hop presence: grapefruit, pineapple, mango, apricot. Then the malt shows through in the middle. Lots of sweet carmel as well as tons of breadiness. Finishes a little on the hoppy side, but still a great balance of hops and malt. The sweet carmel blends in with the fruity and piney flavors of the hops. High medium to full body with adequate carbonation and a creamy, sticky mouthfeel. Just an incredibly well done imperial red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1669) - 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 (1696) - 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 (382) - 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 (782) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2016
660ml bottle served in a snifter. Pours a cloudy dark amber color forming a big, creamy and persistent tan head with lots of soapy style lacings formed and left in the glass. Nose is sweet, fruity and of course, very flowery. Strong notes of caramel and grass. Notes of nuts, raisin, pine, resin and zest. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of caramel and grapefruit followed by a punchy piny and grassy hops bitterness. Hints of nuts, roasted malts and raisin. Very smooth texture expected from all AleSmiths I’ve ever had. Great bittersweet balance. Full body. Average carbonation. Caramel, grapefruit and pine in the aftertaste. Great drinkability. Masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (758) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 29, 2016
On tap a Csakajosor. Cereal malts aroma. Sweet sugary malts with a honey boozey finish. Interesting how the bitterness creeps in, but still far from the best Alesmith. Extra point for sneaky booze at 8.6%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2016
from bottle, poured a darker amber to red colour with a slight off head. nose of spiced rye, caramel malts, resinous pine notes, grapefruit, pine, dried apricot, taste is sweetness of malt upfront, followed by a strong bitter pine finish. medium bodied mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1027) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
Flaska bishops. Rostfärgad kulör. Doft av druva och spannmål. Smak av russin, säd och lite citrus. Vill minnas att färskare varianter varit betydligt blommigare. Denna känns dock ganska ok trots "lagringen".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1763) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 6, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Double Red IPA - Winter Seasonal by AleSmith Brewing Company at Jabeerwocky Backlog. I to mimo browaru po prostu bardzo dobry i w stylu. Fajnie ciezkawy, lepkawy, chmielowy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LeWorm (61) - FRANCE - JUN 29, 2016
On tap @ Brewberry Paris. Nez caramel café, notes de noisette en bouche. Palais long et complexe, chargé en houblons épicés.

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