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RATINGS: 1222   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1302) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
22 oz bottle, bottled on 5/1/14. Pours clear golden orange with a huge frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary fruits and some resiny piney peppery hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with some fruit and a big piney, resiny hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA. I remember liking the winter version better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (107) - USA - JUN 23, 2014
A moderate light orange liquid topped with a respectable but soft, off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet oranges (wow!) and pine resin. Malt does not override the hops, but makes it terribly sweet and easy to swill. Be careful of this one! The moderate bitterness clings for only a short while but the underlying malty sweetness is a little cloying for me. Loved it cold, am liking it less as it warms. Still a very good brew, but not staying with me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (430) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Very bitter DIPA, goes down easy, one of the lighter dipas i have had, you definitely feel the alcohol but don’t taste it, could have a little more complexity to it, still a very good beer but not as good as I remembered, maybe tastes have changed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kilgore84 (4) - San Lorenzo, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Small hop aroma, golden color, lighter hop taste than I usually prefer, but overall a very good summer IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (517) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear goldish copper. Malty candied aroma with biscuit. The taste adds a hint of chocolate and wood. Very off in a great way. Complex and interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1453) - - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is super sweet. Melted Jolly Ranchers and light floral notes. Taste adds caramel and light booziness. Sticky mouthfeel and light carb. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3750) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear burnt orange with a lasting ring of foam. Nose of evergreen resin, orange zest, green herb and caramel. Tastes of caramel, resin, herb and peppery citrus zest. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2649) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
651 ml.bottle. Bottled 05/01/14. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, hints of sweet malts with light toffee/caramel, no esters, balance to the hops.....taste is resin, pine to start, then citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit), licorice notes, light sweet toffee/caramel malts, finishing with a moderate bitterness, no esters, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, mildly astringent, carbonation adds tingle and light acid. This is clean, crisp and refreshing and definitely a "West Coast" I/DIPA. It is a bit unbalanced towards the hops with some ever so slight numbing effects from that backbone. Think a very slight effect similar to Schezwan peppercorns. A bit of an increase in the malt backbone would improve it. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1885) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online. This is about a year old, but being 8.5% should still be very drinkable. Colour is cloudy slightly rusty amber, thin white foam head. Nose is caramel and toffee, hard green leafy hops, slight musty oxidisation, pine, orange citrous. Taste is dry bitter green leafy hops, slight oxidisation and yeast extract saltiness, caramel and barley sugar sweetness, slight nutmeg spiciness, grapefruit and orange citrous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (3646) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle thanks to Jeff. Pours a clear orange with small frothy white head. The aroma is tangerine, grapefruit, and pine. Sticky mouthfeel with nice grapefruit, pine, light bitterness, really enjoyed this one.

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