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RATINGS: 1200   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color. Citrusy hops aroma. Caramel malts in flavor, grapefruit zest. Well ballanced sweetnes and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is clean American style, hoppy. Citrusy resiny, lightly woody. Bright golden colour. Taste is initially nice smooth honeyish caramel malty. The hoppy bitterness is intensive, but not unpleasant. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange. Full bodied, higher carbonation. Long dry hoppy finish. Very good intensive IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange yellow color with thick white head. Strong hoppy aroma with tangerines, orange zest, malt. Solid malty base followed by fruity hops together with oranges, tangerines, orange zest. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (1048) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours golden color, white head. Aroma is sweet, floral hops, grapefruit, pine, tangerines. Taste is bitter, lightly sweet, hints of alcohol, grapefruit, tangerines. Nice bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fajry (363) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
Flaska. Zlata farba, pekna biela pena. Prijemna ovocna vona, v pozadi citit citrusovy chmel. Vyvazene telo. V chuti citit alkohol, ktory je hned neutralizovany prijemnou horkostou.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (404) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
For an Imperial IPA, YuleSmith was surprisingly sweet. Granted, the bottle I drank from had a fair amount of age on it, and the hop bitterness had been completely muted. The hop notes hinted at tangerine and berry. The big, sweet malt backbone is what really caught my attention. It provided a whole lot of caramel flavor and aroma. While I’d like to try a fresher batch for comparison, YuleSmith made an impression by being one of the most palatable Imperial IPA’s I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (447) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2014
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz") Bottle. A- Caramel, Butterscotch, citrus, bread. A- Dark yellow color, super cloudy liquid, minimal head. T- Caramel, slight bitterness, citrus, anise, licorice. P- Medium body, average texture, little carbonation, spiced finish. O- You could tell it had some age on it as there was virtually no head to a beer that was suppose to be super heady. The flavors and aromas were crazy. Lots of caramels mixed with fruits, and some anise notes towards the finish. Pretty complex and a solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
Golden with large head. Very flowery aroma and taste. Grainy, dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RRistow12 (217) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a hazy straw yellow with nice white head. Lots of lacing. Excellent citrus aroma. Taste is grapefruit, orange, spices with hints of caramel and pine. Supremely well balanced for a double IPA with excellent bitter taste. Medium bodied with a carbonated, crisp mouthfeel. Great IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (524) - 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.

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