AleSmith YuleSmith Summer
AleSmith YuleSmith Summer is an American Double/Imperial IPA. This Summer Holiday Ale had been on my want list for a little while now, so I jumped at the chance to pick up a bottle in Kentucky while on vacation this year. The nose on this has a nice dank West Coast thing going on: lots of hops, mostly of pine. The first thing I taste is a wonderful sweetness, like a caramel hard candy. The hops take over from there with a lot of pine mixing with some nice tropical fruit flavors. The finish is bitter but is also very easy to handle. It didn’t take me long to have buyers regret, I really wish I grabbed a couple more of these when I had the chance!