RATINGS: 1406   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (319) - Truckee, California, USA - DEC 15, 2016
Beautiful sweet. Hibiscus tart citrus and hop aroma. Darker red color with thin white head. Smooth. Crisp. Almond. Malt. Delish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (557) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2016
The aroma is hops, citrus, pine. Pours a copper/amber with big orange/tan head and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish a good bitter. Very good, just seems to be lacking something, maybe more malts but then how do you balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Dark brown and filtered. Nice off-white foamy head. Gym stinky. Lots of hop syrup and resin in the flavor. So concentrated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Pours a copperish red colour, with beige head and lacing. Head and lacing hold up well. Aroma of malt, not much to write hime about. Taste of malt with a citrus/grapefruit hop background. Not a bad beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (491) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2016
12oz bottle - it pours an almost hazy amber, burnt orange with a very thick, fluffy light beige head. Complex aroma of roasty caramel, clover, hearty bread and citrus/pine hop punch. Heavy amber malts deliver body and sweetness while resinous hops bring a bitter balance. Nice long aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrjez (592) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle from Seijo Ishii, 8 weeks old. Pours a deep amber, lovely beige head and lacing. Big hop nose, grapefruit, pine, met by a strong caramel sweetness. Flavour brings the same notes, nicely balanced, nothing out of place. Big bitterness but a full earthy caramel toffee malt backbone to make each mouthful glide over the palate. Nails the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (1204) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is grassy, orange peels, earthy citrus, caramel, burnt sugar. Taste is herbal, citrus marmalade, caramel, herbal lozenges. Big earthy malt backbone with a bitter citrus-peel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color mbar rojizo con alguno destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turbia y una mediana actividad de carbonatacin; corona de espuma color marfil, copiosa y de buena retencin, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: destaca el lpulo de carcter ctrico y sobre todo herbal, pino, resina, dankness, cscara de toronja, algo ligeramente frutal como mango y durazno pero muy leve, muy ligeramente caramelo. SABOR: similar al aroma; de inicio un amargor medio seguido del lpulo de carcter herbal con notas a pino, resina, dankness es lo que predomina, algo ctrico como cscara de toronja y ligeramente se perciben las maltas caramelo; el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, seco y queda pegado al paladar. SENSACIN: cuerpo medio con sensacin oleosa, mediana carbonatacin. Ligeramente un sensacin clida en garganta al pasar el trago pero no es agresiva. RESUMEN: una buena IPA sin embargo falta ms el carcter de las maltas caramelo para el estilo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (46) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hman43 (1483) - 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.

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