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RATINGS: 1407   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 48   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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4.1
alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours a ckoudy reddish brown color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops, caramel,toffee,and grain. Toffee, fruit, caramel flavor with well-balanced hop ending. Really great beer!


3.8
ehaak26 (499) - - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Beers of the World. Aroma of bread and caramel malt, floral and citrus hops. Surprisingly well balanced in my opinion.

4.1
BeerRenter76 (1007) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 2/7/09. Aroma of pine, citrus, and some floral overtones to go along with the sweet malts. Appearance was a heavy looking deep red body with yeast floaters that were suspended. Mouthfeel was nice it was hearty,and chewy but smooth. Flavor started with the pine hoppiness but the caramel malts quickly came in and complimented the hops. The alcohol was slightly noticeable, and it had a nice mellow aftertaste. Overall this was a pretty nice winter brew, thats worth a try.

4.4
beerlover503a (18) - Alabama, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Everything about this Ale Smith IPA is almost perfect. Great Aroma and Taste!

4.1
rumore (488) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 4, 2017
From the bottle. Pours red/brown with cream foam. Aroma is dry fruits, nuts, figs, citrus. Body is medium-dense. Taste is sweet at first, then bitter. Finish is short.

4
garroch (30) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2017
Not that much going on with the aroma; had to stick my nose so deep in it that I snorted a gulp's worth. Once expelled, a pleasant sweet smell remained. Nice thick body, aggressive bitterness that lingers and fades to a warm toasty malt finish. Might supplant Nosferatu as my favorite red. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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balloonbuffoon (269) - - APR 19, 2017
Paid ~$2.75 for a single 12floz bottle (BOD 10.04.2016), and poured into a tulip glass. Appears murky, copper-brown in color, and aroma consists of dried fruits (raisin and apricot - malty and hoppy). This is an American strong ale comparable to Stone’s Arrogant Bastard. A filling beer with tempered hop bitterness. Toffee, fig, dried cherries, and oily resin complete the palate. It has been about ten years since I had Yulesmith, and it is similar to what I remember.

3.8
salvaticas (728) - - APR 15, 2017
Bottle pour. Pours a cloudy red brown amber. Heavy bitterness. Subtle mix of malt and hops. Strong alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2017
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a transparent lighter amberish caramel with foamy very light caramel head. Smells of caramel, piney and bitter hops, and a bit of toast. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied, moderately bitter, and mildly warming. An enjoyable sipper, but a full pour would be plenty.

4.1
gopherfan99 (1776) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle; pours amber with a khaki head; aroma of citrus and pine with a hint of caramel; taste more bitter with a hint of sweetness citrus, caramel, and pine; finish dry and bitter with lingering pine

4.3
ALIBALI (1989) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
ROT aus Überzeugung. Malzig matschiger Cascadebody mit massiven American Strong Ale Verweisen....ohhhh jjjaaaa. Darauf MUSS man stehen.....zumindest als Hopster ;). 0,1/FASS. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.


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