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RATINGS: 1363   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (502) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Poured from bomber, sweet malty nose, reddish amber in color with light tan head, good stuff with big malt flavor, was impressed.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cristobal37 (739) - 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%

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3554) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1015) - 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".

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1664) - 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

4.3
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4348) - BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2016
The new incarnation of the famed Winter Yulesmith. At BeerTemple, shared by Jasper of Arendsnest, cheers! Cobweb lacing, pale greyish white head over a hazy burgundy coloured beer with deep vermillion red glow. Aroma of pink grapefruit, candied orange, hazelnut, sweet onion, pink pepper, biscuit, wormwood. Restrained and well-placed sweetishness in the mouth surrounded by a light umami edge, spritzy carbo, smooth and resinous caramelly and nutty malt body, long hoppy finish providing gentle bitterness as well as pleasant piney and grapefruit effects retronasally. Another AleSmith beauty, not far removed from their My Bloody Valentine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3876) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
bottle @ Jungle Jims / Cincinnati OH --- Aroma of pine hops and malt. Clear brown color, beige head that doesn’t give up, bands of lace. Taste is sweet dark malt that grows into medium fizz and somewhat reserved hops that are tinged with pine. A huge brew, quite heavy, but very good anyway. It is difficult to finish the bomber by myself. I could have it again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (3261) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2016
From tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Aroma is malty, resinous hops, some caramel, big pine resin, dried fruits, tropical notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and medium bitter. Body is above medium. Rich and smooth excellent piney malty fruity Imperial Red IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (330) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016
Dark red and full-bodied. Rich aroma and flavour of spicy hops on top of a solid malt profile. Moderately sweet taste with high bitterness. Overall, a great DIPA. Full taste and great balance.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (2681) - SPAIN - JUN 17, 2016
As AleSmith YuleSmith Winter Holiday Ale Bottle 65cl. @ Central Liquor & Deli, Coronado, USA A: Hazy amber. T: Malt, caramel, fruity, hops, resinous.


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