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RATINGS: 1302   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Clear deep golden with a fluffy thick white head. Gorgeous nose of light floral pine notes and freshly cleaned hotel room with a wee bit of orange zest. The flavor is big and bold with a large orangey bitterness with lots of floral resins and pine notes, but there’s also this wonderful toffee and caramalt boozy backbone. It’s a striking balance that’s both super hoppy and bitter but also super malty. I think there’s a wee bit of spruce in there as well. Lovely hop flavors of floral resins and fresh picked leafy earthy hops and citrus rind, followed by a lot of caratoffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3237) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear dark golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is pine resin, grapefruit, citric hops, light grassy notes, alcholic influences. Flavor is very bitter, loads of West Coast hops are present here, like liquid rays of sun in a glass. Great stuff to drink in the summer, too bad it’s winter right now. Long bitter and refreshing aftertaste, medium carbonation. Awesome beer, great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by dEnk. Slightly hazy golden colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells hops, pine, resin. Tastes hops, tea, pine, resin. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1736) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by dEnk. Golden color with a small white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, some malts, pine, citra, grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4306) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - NOV 11, 2014
Fresh hops floral, grapefruit, very well developed. Delicious soft yet present bitterness, so well made. Totally American, in the best of ways. Juicy mouth feel, super drinkable. I expected much and still got impressed. (Bottle gifted by Menno and John, many thanks!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (896) - Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2014
22oz bottle. Golden with one finger head. Citrus and slight pine aroma. Powerful grapefruit and biscuit taste. A very solid beer that hides the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
11/1/2014. 22 oz. bottle. Hazy amber with a large white head. Dried spice aromas, hops, citrus, pine and malt. This is a fantastic DIPA, nice balance, complex, bitter all the way. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Bronze pour with a huge frothy head. Nose has caramel, pine, some exotic fruits. Taste is pretty dull at first but as it warms up there’s an explosion of caramel, mangoes, grapefruit and biscuits. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2019) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy gold with nice foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, juicy fruit. Lovely taste reflecting the same elements, juicy, bitter, dry, great full mouthfeel, long bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Rattle n Hum. Pours hazy orange with firm white head. Nose shows lots of citrus, some pine and also grapefruit. Taste is fresh and bitter. Juicy grapefruit and citrus dominate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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