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RATINGS: 1284   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Welcome to the holidays! Winter YuleSmith 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.

dogfishho's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
This is another one of those beers where you canít quite put your finger exactly on what excites you about it but you recognize its excellence right away. Extremely well balanced. The aroma is full of resinous piney hops that translate directly to the palate. The malt bill is substantial, biscuity and chewy and it feels like there are some extra holiday spice thrown in for good measure (maybe Iím just losing my mind though). Solid!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1766) - RÝros, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
Amber with an off white ehad - good hop aroma with fruits and some hints of pine - Good malt back with some caramel and then the hops comes and gives a very good fruity flavour, and there is hints of pine with a nice bitter finish - The caramle malt goes inot the finish with a nice fruity bitterness that almost goes dry in the end, and some hints of warming alcohol comes through in the end - This was real good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Great balanced aromas of hops and malts. Red pour off white head, flavor of mostly malts then pretty big hop bitterness in on finish. R ally nice change from typical San Diego hop brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3623) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2015
2010 version. Clear red of color with a beige head. An aroma of malt, hops, raisins and citrus. a flavor of malt, hops, citrus, bitter and dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1002) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 1, 2015
Chestnut-maroon with a quarter-inch of toasted-marshmallow head, medium-fine, moderate rate of decay. Aroma is moderate clean caramel, floral light sap hope flavor. Honey-nut Chex. Body is medium-heavy weight, syrupy, slightly oily, medium carbonation, on the coarse side, moderate-to-big burn. Flavor is candy sweetness, resinous pine hop notes, a touch of floral leading into considerable sappy bitterness. Overall, a nice ASA, simple and clean, highlight is the nice floral hop notes, especially in the aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (874) - FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Palatsilla 13.3.2015. Very well balanced, full body with nice hoppiness. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Good, but a bit of meh at the same time. First, burns way too hot. Second, way too resiny for the ABV (8.5%).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
Pours deep red with huge lasting white head, aroma is big citrus and spicy hops with some caramel. Taste up front is big citrus, spice, and almost resin like hops into a bready, caramel malt with a sweet and bitter finish. 2013 - after a year in cellar. Hops is not tasty anymore. Gonna leae a bottle for a few years more to see if i can get them away and feel the old malts instead

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coachd (362) - Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Great smelling DIPA or American Strong Ale or whatever it is. Sweet and honey-like with pine hops showing through. Not overly complex, just simple and perfect. Beautiful crimson color with a white head that paints a stark contrast. Taste is like the aroma - simple honey sweetness with a fair amount of hops complimenting it. Palate is smooth and oh so drinkable. Liquid honeysuckle. If you havenít had this yet, go get it right now. Itís easily the best red ale Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (323) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark Amber with a large creamy tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is caramel, dough, and cinnamon. Full creamy body. Caramel and spice taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 16, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/16/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Great hop aroma with a strong malt balance. Tasted was hoppy with an earthy note. Overall a very nice red ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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