RATINGS: 1403   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghawener (1592) - San Salvador, - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle: Bought in San Diego, drank with fellow RateBeerians rcasta & ramenen during an Ale testing session in El Salvador. This was the highlight of the day, my first perfect rating! Aroma, body, balance, alcohol level, nose, color, head, all incredible. There even lacing INSIDE the bottle after pouring!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garroch (12) - - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
balloonbuffoon (142) - - 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 Stones 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (668) - - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8659) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1654) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (1551) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
ROT aus berzeugung. Malzig matschiger Cascadebody mit massiven American Strong Ale Verweisen....ohhhh jjjaaaa. Darauf MUSS man stehen.....zumindest als Hopster ;). 0,1/FASS. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (1314) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 14, 2017
355ml bottle at House of Belgium, Xiamen. Pours clear red brown with a creamy head. Aroma of hops and pine. Intense bittersweet taste and finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (3330) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2017
2015 vintage, 22oz bottle, slight hazy amber-red hue, with a big frothy fluffy beige head, with a good herbal floral citrus, piney, leafy hoppy, candied citrus peel nose, with a toffee, mild toasted, caramel, biscuity, pale malty, faint lemon marmalade accent, and a subtle breadcrumb, toasted pie crust, faint zesty lime rind note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice candied lemon peel, toasted, caramelized, biscuity malty, faint lemon marmalade, flowery leafy, piney, grassy, citrus hoppy character, with some zesty grapefruit rind, toffee, cedar, pine resin, mint leaf, yeasty flavours, leading towards a malty, candied citrus peel, a lingering citrus, piney, leafy hop bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2853) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 17, 2017
Draught @ Taproom No 307. Cloudy copper red with sizable creamy beige head, citrus aroma, low carbonation, bitter malty taste with alcohol undertones, smooth body, long bitter finish. The alcohol bite is quite pronounced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (577) - 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

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