AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer)

Posted: August 1, 2015 in AleSmith Brewing Company, American Double/Imperial IPA, Reviews

End of quarter is finally over. I’m also going to be working more of a Monday through Friday schedule, which is very exciting. I will be working from home on Mondays, so that will save gas as well. Anyways, I opened this beer up because I was craving a nice IPA. This beer did not disappoint, but is unfortunately not available in New Jersey. .


ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to, “Beers from the brewery have been rated on website as #1 Top Brewer in the World 2006 and again in 2013. In 2008, AleSmith was awarded ‘Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year’ at the Great American Beer Festival.”

Random: This beer is available in July and August.

This beer poured with a three finger, pure white head that was very fluffy. It dissipated quickly and left lots of lacing on the glass and a crown on top of the body. The body itself was a clear, light yellow with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had big notes of freshly cut pine and caramel malt. Just from the nose, this appeared to be a balanced DIPA. The taste was really nice. It started with piney and earthy hops. Then, some grass and spicy from the hops came through as well, just in time to be balanced by the sweet malt. The body was thick and chewy with high carbonation. The alcohol was deceptively absent. It had a long finish with a lot of malt. The bomber was $10.99, which broke down to $.50 per ounce. I didn’t think that was a bad price for a solid, flavorful beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0


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