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RATINGS: 1251   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (144) - California, USA - JUL 13, 2014
A nice orange color with a two finger off white head. Aroma is citrus, piney, some tropical fruits and a slight sweetness. Taste is citrus and piney with a hint of alcohol in the end. A good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1811) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle picked up from Julioís in MA. Pour was pale golden, good head and excellent lacing. Bready aroma with some citrus. This is really malty, yet not heavy and a moderate hop backbone. Hops are a complex blend of citrus, resin and earthiness. Fairly well balanced. Havenít had the winter version recently enough to compare. :( Another enjoyable brew from AleSmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours a beautiful golden color. Thick, dense, pillowy head leaves some substantial lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and pine resin abound. Taste follows with pine resin and grapefruit showing heavily. A bit sweet with the malt, but the lingering bitterness makes up for that. Medium body with a dry bitter finsh. Just a bit of alcohol making its presence known. Hop forward West Coast DIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber packaged 05/01/14. Must try fresher some time and re-rate, cuz yeah, this be oxidized. It also has diacetyl. Dammit! Pours clear amber with a frothy white head. Appearance is absolutely beautiful. Can tell it used to be hoppy, but all thatís left is some bitter cardboard. And butter. The hops may have covered up the diacetyl when it was fresh, but now itís very apparent. Not too happy right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, orange, tangerine, some pine. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, nutty, bitter pine hops, some grapefruit, with a dry, bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bookman10 (662) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a light golden-yellow, with middling head. Aroma is very sweet-- bready, malty, fruity. Flavor has a ton of bitter, piney hops in the forefront, with citrus flavors, bready/malty sweetness and a touch of alcohol/booziness. Very nice DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1578) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pale amber with rocky off-white head. Nose is hot with meaty orange citrus, grapfruit and pine. Flavor is deep orange and grapefruit bitterness with pine to round it out. Sticky malt backing match. Alcohol is a bit noticeable and detracts a bit in combination with the strong bitterness. Overall, still a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Imported from untappd iphone. comes as close to my memory as possible. Tap at ridgewood

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danyel (1072) - Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is strong citrus, very very hoppy. Taste is very piney and citrusy, resinous, thick and flavorful. A really delicious beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1337) - 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.

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