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RATINGS: 1171   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (417) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle at good attitude beer shop in Mendrisio Wonderful double IPA. As they told me, it has a big problem...makes you sleep after one glass! A lot of hops, little bit winey and very alcoholic.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ansalon (952) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle @Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Pours an almost clear light amber with a fairly large frothy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, peach, apricot, pine, resin, dew grass. Taste is grapefruit, honey, resin, peach, apricot, orange, caramel, pine. Mouthfeel is somewhat carbonated and a bit coarse, but not unpleasantly so. Aftertaste is pine, grapefruit and perfectly balanced hop bitterness. Just great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
66cl Bottle, thanks Gideon! It’s actually called YuleSmith Summer Holiday Ale (nowadays?). Clear golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of strawberry jam, pine, grapefruit, citrus, caramel. Flavour is medium-sweet, light-malty, hint of toast, caramel, pine, grass, grapefruit, citrus, decent hoppy pine bitter finish with some resin. Medium-bodied. The beer was a bit old I guess, but still quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (173) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
Couleur or, peu de mousse. Nez puissant, houblonné, agrumes, pamplemousse, mandarine, très frais. Bouche très puissante, sèche, un peu résineuse, pleine d’agrumes, fruits exotiques (mandarine, pamplemousse surtout, un peu de mangue) quelques notes florales aussi (violette ?). Finale très longue, sèche, grosse amertume. Double IPA assez originale, elle n’a pas le côté caramel et sucre des Double IPA, on est vraiment sur le fruit mais avec une très grosse puissance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconch (263) - - NOV 1, 2013
Straw colored pour. Nose of citrus witty a tinge of sweetness. Taste is interesting. I can’t put a finger on the subtle flavor that you don’t see in IPA’s. Different and very good at same time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (230) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Has an aroma that is full of citrus, particularly grapefruit and hops. Taste is similar but very crisp and refreshing. Tastes like I waited a little too long to drink it but still very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (107) - USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma: orange, coriander, some pear, bready yeast. Appearance: light gold.ivory white and creamy head. haphazard lacing. medium amount of carb bubbles. Taste: bitter orange peel, sweet citrus, and spicy peppercorn notes. Palate:creamy texture with average carb. finishes bitter and spicy, but clean. aftertaste doesn’t linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (635) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottled May 24, 2013 pours clear yellow gold with tall bubbly foam. The aroma is nice citrus grapefruit orange with a crisp earthy floral tint. The taste is very good, taste is strong on alcohol for 8.5% but it becomes welcoming and warming with the abundant hops that go with the fuel. Very smooth blend of several hops giving a fast round hop feel of orange peel, grapefruit, and earthy herbal hop that is brought out bigger with some pine by the lightly sharp carbonation. Nice rich brew, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seth_lfod (322) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pour is a clear golden color with a decent white head. Smells of cat piss, malty sweetness and light alcohol. Taste is like grapefruit, little sweet, and caramel malt. Good carbonation, again can’t really tell when this was fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (399) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a mostly clear amber colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste is slightly sweet but quite bitter throughout, nice balance. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and lively carbonation. Overall an awesome brew.


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