RATINGS: 1383   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 12, 2013
A - Golden-amber with a finger of frothy off-white head. Fades fairly slowly. S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, grapefruit, citrus, pine, and grassy hops. T - Sweet caramel, bready, and biscuit malts, grapefruit, orange, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, resiny bitterness. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a dry, bitter, lightly sweet finish. D - Good hoppy red ale. Good hop profile and bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scouser (339) - 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 (359) - 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 (508) - 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 (1074) - 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 (204) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar rojizo con alguno destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa ligeramente turbia y una mediana actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color marfil, copiosa y de buena retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas. AROMA: destaca el lúpulo de carácter cítrico y sobre todo herbal, pino, resina, “dankness”, cáscara 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 lúpulo de carácter herbal con notas a pino, resina, “dankness” es lo que predomina, algo cítrico como cáscara de toronja y ligeramente se perciben las maltas caramelo; el retrogusto queda un amargor medio, seco y queda pegado al paladar. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación oleosa, mediana carbonatación. Ligeramente un sensación cálida en garganta al pasar el trago pero no es agresiva. RESUMEN: una buena IPA sin embargo falta más el carácter de las maltas caramelo para el estilo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
palner (36) - - 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 (1233) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7540) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1121) - 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.

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