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RATINGS: 1394   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 28, 2012
Red/amber color with a decent white head. Aroma is hops and pine with some slight caramel. Flavor is strong hops balanced by big malt. Piney and a little sticky with a finish that has hints of caramel and toffee. Excellent beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (552) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Pours deep and hazy reddish brown with a fat foamy tan head. Wet legs. Aroma is sweet citrus and rye. Taste is caramel, mild citrus, and bitter hops over a rye grain backbone. Bitter lingers. Super tasty. Great balance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2515) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2017
Tap at draft taproom. Pours red large beige head. Aroma of deep orange, gum, resin. Flavor is pine, resin, citrus peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (643) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2017
(Bottle) Clear, dark red body with a large beige head. Heavily fruity and sweet, slightly floral aroma; orange peel, strawberry, cherry, flower petals. Medium bodied, chewy, oily mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet, malty, brown sugar, alcohol, grape, pine, orange. Long bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
commonmac (1111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2016
12oz bottle picked up at Elevated in South Minneapolis. Consumed in snifter glass. Pours a copper/amber color with an assertive off white full finger head. Great lacing. Nose has resin and citrus qualities and the aroma is huge. Taste has a healthy malty backbone offsetting a big hoppy assertiveness. There are elements of dried dark fruits present but the pine and resin really run the show. The malty caramel sweetness adds a complementary drinkability that works really well with the citrusy hops. Wonderfully big and bold beer representing what Alesmith does so well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (969) - Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber pour with a light beige head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Taste is citrus, caramel, pine. Its good, but not as good as some of the other AleSmith IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (238) - - DEC 28, 2016
Bomber. Ruby red with a brownish tint. Sizeable khaki head with big lacing. Aromas of hops, dark berries, florals, citrus, and some funkiness. Caramel, dried figs, grapefruit bitterness. More lingering bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel, filmy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
darbeer75 (700) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma: huge citrus aroma with some pine; Appearance: clear amber pour with thin white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose with nice complexity and bitterness; Palate: medium body with long, medium bitter finish; Overall: very nice; would definitely get again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3088) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Reddish pour from bottle. Toasted nutty plus hops citrus. Caramel malt. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
coreyc1221 (314) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (512) - 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.


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