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RATINGS: 1414   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Poured from hand pump at toronado, deep mahogany with no head at all. Nose is heavy on caramel and what i am guessing is amarillo hops. Taste has a great heavy sweet malt backbone, juicy hop flavor, not too much hop bitterness.


4
kaserov (1162) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 7, 2018
Color granate, más rojizo si le da la luz, bastante turbio, con capa de espuma de un blanco sucio y amarillento de tres dedos de grosor y buena retención. Carbonatación suave. Textura entre oleosa y cremosa. Aroma a caramelo, malta tostada ligera, cítricos, resina y pino. En boca hay buena base de malta caramelizada, como esperaba, con algo de malta tostada, mucho cítrico, toques herbales, pino y resina. Algo de peladura de naranja, naranja, melocotón, pomelo. Entrada dulce. Se torna algo más amarga cuando uno va a tragarla, aunque el amargor sigue siendo muy comedido, acompañado de algo de resina. Muy ligeramente seca, pero lo justo. Alesmith, no falláis ni cuando ofrecéis productos embotellados hace meses, ¿cómo lo hacéis?. En este caso, de septiembre. Parece una hermana mayor de My Bloody Valentine. Nada tienen que envidiarse entre ellas.

4
martin00sr (4596) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2018
Nearly clear red amber, thick offwhite froth. Piney, fruity aroma, caramel. Malty, fruity flavour. Citrus peel, resin. Caramely, hoppy with solid alc warmth. Nice old school DIPA.

3.7
r464 (2388) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2018
Strong malty start with caramel, bread, and nuts. Lightly sweet leading to a hops that is very present, but not really bitter or dry. Overall I'd say it's just very full and balanced.

3.6
Onslow (1552) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2018
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear deep red brew with off white head. Nice aroma of earth, citrus and light resin with some dank notes. Taste is creamy sweet with citrus hops up front, solid malt in the middle and a spicy citrus noted hops finish. No hop bomb but excellent balance of malt and moderate hops. Rich and creamy palate. A little potent in ABV area (which I like). Solid, smooth and tasty - a nice malty and moderately hopped brew. Not but a standout in terms of complexity or character but who cares, very enjoyable.

3.7
wojanex (639) - warszawa, POLAND - JAN 17, 2018
Słoń w polewie chmielowej. Ciężkie, gęste, słodowe, ciemno-herbaciane. Dobrze radzi sobie z czasem, piana tresciwa. Brzuch rośnie w oczach od kalorii. Mocne, ale ociezale.

3.8
hesiodus (101) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2018
amber dark. fruity, grapefruits, finish is light bitter/sweet, very well balanced, another one, tasty beer, sometimes i envy those yanks

3.9
davidezdonz (641) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - JAN 11, 2018
A 12 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 19th September 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass. It was a clear dark amber copper colour with a big two finger light beige head that had great retention and left nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, grapefruit zest, citrus rind and pine. Tastes similar to the aroma with sweet caramel malts, grapefruit flesh, zest and rind, grass and pine. Finish was nice with moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, solid tasting Red IPA with good balance of malt and hops.

4.3
sinfull (1870) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2018 Redish amber color. Big , off -white head. Caramel malt, pine and tropical fruits . Balanced and extremely drinkable.

3.9
DeliriumT (545) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2018
Pours rosy amber with light tan head. Aroma is slightly more subdued than I expect from an imperial red from alesmith. The flavour more than makes up for the aroma. Full bodied, rich, sweet, refreshing, delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Sven1973 (602) - GERMANY - JAN 5, 2018
On Tap im Muted Horn in Berlin. Klares Bernstein/Rot. Aroam: Fruchtig, Grapefruit, Honig, Geschmack: Rosine, Karamell, süßer Hustensaft (durchaus eine positive Erinnerung). Ausgewogen.


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