Double Red IPA

California
United States
Alesmith Double Red IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

AleSmith’s Double Red IPA, previously known as Winter YuleSmith, offers up an intense hop aroma combined with a well-balanced, full bodied, caramel-malt sweetness. A variety of American hops burst with flavors of pine and citrus complimenting the substantial malt backbone to deliver a full-flavored ale with layers of complexity.

Profile

ABV: 
8.5%
IBUs: 
48
Served at: 
45 - 50˚ F
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A fairly complex Double IPA that pours a deep copper color with ruby highlights and a long-lasting tan head. The aroma greets the drinker with a prominent stone fruit hop aroma with hints of pineapple and a subtle bready and toasty maltiness with a light caramel character in the background. The flavor builds on the aroma with a moderate resin and stone fruit hop character followed by a light bready malt flavor with a just suggestion of caramel. The solid hop bitterness lingers through a light residual sweetness, yielding to an appropriately dry finish that allows the hop character to shine through.