Sunday, October 17, 2010

Alesmith Yulesmith (summer batch)

type: Imperial double IPA
origin: San Diego, CA, USA
price: $8 / 22oz

Alesmith produces two batches of Yulesmith per year: Independence Day (hence fireworks on the bottle), and Christmas. This is the latter. A WARNING: do not pour this beer at your normal rate! As the picture shows, either I'm a complete beer-pouring idiot or head development is a big problem, almost as big as Snooki's smush-smush appetite. That is, until it hits your lips. It's perfectly hopped and you get interesting spices in the background.

This is the first bottle-conditioned ale I've been excited about and I'll definitely be on the lookout for Yulesmith #2 in the winter.

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