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RATINGS: 1398   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (43) - - NOV 26, 2016
Yule Smith, tasted a 2009 and 2011 version from the cellar. Figs, fruits and hops in a great combination. The 09 version was rounder and bolder than the 11. There was also more yeast in the bottle. The 11 had a slightly metallic afternote. Both are great but the 09 version was the better bottle.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (1339) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2016
It pours dark amber with reddish hules. It has a tannish head tinged with red. The head retention is good. It has a deep malt aroma with caramel, grass, floral, grapefruit hints. and It has flavors of deep caramel, grass, floral, and some grapefruit. It has a moderate body, but a somewhat sneaky texture. It has a moderately bitter finish. Overall, this is a well balanced ale with plenty of flavor and complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7676) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Boardman, Oh - Vintage Estate Wine & Beer - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, long lasting off-white head. Aroma is pleasant and sweet, some cherry fruitiness, a touch of fresh cut pine. Full-bodied flavor, caramel sweetness, light citrus bitterness, some cherry fruitiness. Thick, rich mouthfeel. Nice treat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (2239) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1137) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (7184) - Garching b. Mnchen, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ritzn (981) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5991) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (4045) - Garching b. Mnchen, 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ignorant (113) - 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.


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