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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Every year we anxiously await the warmer months to unleash this Double IPA, the summer edition of our Yulesmith Seasonals. The flavor imparts orange, grapefruit, and tangerine hop notes with earthy, spicy, and resinous pine undertones. A sturdy malt backbone balances out the profound hop bitterness to create a refreshingly assertive and vibrant beer that offers an unapologetically bold expression of fresh American hops.
Summer Yulesmith’s citrusy aroma pairs well with many Mexican and Thai dishes, while its bitterness complements the sweetness of rich pork dishes like BLTs or spare ribs. Brawny, intensely flavored cheeses like Danish blues and aged white cheddars are also an effective foil to the aggressive flavor profile of this Imperial IPA.
Serve in a Pint at 45-50*F.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear dark golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, citric hops, light grassy notes, alcholic influences. Flavor is very bitter, loads of West Coast hops are present here, like liquid rays of sun in a glass. Great stuff to drink in the summer, too bad it’s winter right now. Long bitter and refreshing aftertaste, medium carbonation. Awesome beer, great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4309) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by dEnk. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells hops, pine, resin. Tastes hops, tea, pine, resin. Medium body, soft carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1506) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by dEnk. Golden color with a small white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, some malts, pine, citra, grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3796) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
Fresh hops floral, grapefruit, very well developed. Delicious soft yet present bitterness, so well made. Totally American, in the best of ways. Juicy mouth feel, super drinkable. I expected much and still got impressed. (Bottle gifted by Menno and John, many thanks!)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (611) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22oz bottle. Golden with one finger head. Citrus and slight pine aroma. Powerful grapefruit and biscuit taste. A very solid beer that hides the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
11/1/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Hazy amber with a large white head. Dried spice aromas, hops, citrus, pine and malt. This is a fantastic DIPA, nice balance, complex, bitter all the way. Outstanding beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (779) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Bronze pour with a huge frothy head. Nose has caramel, pine, some exotic fruits. Taste is pretty dull at first but as it warms up there’s an explosion of caramel, mangoes, grapefruit and biscuits. Tasty stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1901) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy gold with nice foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, juicy fruit. Lovely taste reflecting the same elements, juicy, bitter, dry, great full mouthfeel, long bitter finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1074) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Rattle n Hum. Pours hazy orange with firm white head. Nose shows lots of citrus, some pine and also grapefruit. Taste is fresh and bitter. Juicy grapefruit and citrus dominate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle pour avg gold with thick white head. Nose pine, resin, dried fruit. Taste moderate bitter up front, then lots of dank hop. Mid palate light sweet then light grainy malt. Longer bitter finish. Too bad the nose doesn’t carry though in the flavor.


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