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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 Yulesmithís 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CampesinoTino (726) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Bomber. Golden orange colored with a cap of white foam. Aroma is mostly citrus rind, pine resin and tropical fruit with a bit of sweet malt in the background. The taste blends grapefruit, orange and pine upfront followed by some resiny hops bitterness, pineapple and malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and an aggressively bitter, grassy finish. Overall, a West Coast style hops bomb with plenty of balance between the ingredients. My kind of summer seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (766) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Spruce, bubble gum, hay, grapefruit. Clear amber with a thin white head. Cedar, hops and flowers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (505) - Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
22oz bottle from Belmont Station. A: Clear copper color with a firm, pillowy white head. Bubbles drift in straight lines through the body. Looks beautiful. N: Big pineapple and papaya nose. Mandarin orange and pine. Crystallized sugar. Some cheddar and floral elements. T: Power hour of the bitterness. The hops are completely dominating, to the point where thereís so little sweetness it becomes astringent. However, this starts to clear as the beer gets warmer. Pine and earth and a kind of burnt tobacco. M: Tons of alcohol and very dry. Stinging and resinous. O: An assaulting DIPA that does not let up. So aggressive it can be tiring, but at the same time, I continue to reach for it. Then the booze hits. I think I need a break.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle thanks to a BIF from StephanSD. Aroma is wonderfully west coast. Pine resin, tropical fruit, and light citrus. Pours amber with a nice big head that is just sticky enough. Taste is a nice profile but not too bitter. Good resin, grass, citrus and a sweet malt. Great double but lacks a good punch. I guess thatís why itís the summer edition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium sized frothy white head. Aroma is butterscotch, hops, grapefruit and citrus. Huge body with a lingering bitter aftertaste. Expected it to be a bit more balanced, too much butterscotch! Definitely a tasty one, but not amongst the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2013
July 21, 2013 - bottle from Everetts. Clear golden pour with big time head and lacing. Aroma was fruity, malty and piney, very strong aroma that gets your attention. Taste had the sweet malty start with some fruit / citrus and then bam the piney bitterness smacks you in the face. Finish was a bit soapy and medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Yeah, this is in the upper level of IPAs. Almost perfect balance of malt and hops, itís a strong and flavorful IPA that doesnít completely wreck your palate. My only gripe, however, is that there really isnít anything notable about this to make it íseasonalí in any distinguishing way. I feel they could have at least specified that it was an IPA on the front of the bottle because I went in expecting something richer. Nevertheless, a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1686) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a little white, foamy head. Aroma is piney, resiny hops, flavor matches aroma.. Very little malt backbone, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arondee (531) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Pours a golden yellow color with a thick white head. Aroma is heaven. Floral and citrus hops. The taste is just amazing. This is what every IPA should strive to taste like. I donít know what hops they used in this but I would guess Amarillo. The taste is smooth and hoppy. The malt backbone is perfect, not to sweet, not too light, just perfect. Grapefruit, orange rind, honey. So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1040) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
A - pours clear golden light orange with low white tiny bubbled white head. S - resiny pine, light sweet passionfruit tropical fruity and ruby red grapefruit come next. Musty, earthy, with lightly soaps. M - medium body with a full smooth beautiful body. Fluffy carb. Lingering bitter dry end. T - resinous pine and tea bitters up front, tropical fruit and ruby red grapefruit move to a sturdy caramel malt backbone. The end is resinous and malty with some sweet simple sugars. O - very good dipa. 3.9

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