jbuskirk (415) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
HuskerTan (462) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz")
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.
Barrelbelly (622) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with large head. Very flowery aroma and taste. Grainy, dry bitter finish.
RRistow12 (230) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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Sissio (541) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ansalon (1281) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
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Borresteijn (4572) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bconch (268) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.