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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from the Bier Stein, Eugene. Pours a darker orange. Small amount of off-white. Aroma rich, floral, amazing. Body wonderful, lively balance with some creamy overtones. Finish crisp yet creamy. Doesn’t get much better than this...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zsb19 (152) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Clear golden yellow with thick fluffy white head. Aroma is piney flowery hops. Taste is dank resinous pine with grapefruit citrus follow through with a soft malty backbone. Aftertaste is lingering bitter resinous piney hops. Palate is sticky resin. Overall great balance and delicious hoppy bite. Outstanding double IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mmmkay (47) - - JUL 4, 2013
Wow!!! Such a great ipa. I had to buy a bottle in Ohio. So thankful and lucky to drink this one. Any hophead out there will love this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2013
A long time want for me. The pour is yellowy orange with a white foam like head that leaves quite the lacing. The aroma is heavenly. Huge piney hop aroma. I would love a side by side with Enjoy By and PtE. I think the alcohol is a bit more noticeable in the taste than both of those. This is still smooth and delicious. Such a good beer before Independence Day. Also #50 IIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (591) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2013
On cask @ the brewery. Pours cloudy medium golden with small head. Aroma is big bitter citrus notes. Taste is clean, sweet somewhat thin body. Massive hops - notes of pine, grass, grapefruit. Bitterness lingers but not so much that it interferes with the crisp finish. Incredibly drinkable for the abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattH (608) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle. Gold pour. Big white head that recedes to a quarter of an inch and lasts a long time. Aroma is pine, citrus and light alcohol. Flavor is pine resin, with some citrus and slightly sweet malts. Palate is slightly sticky. Body is medium. Level of carbonation is medium to low.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle pours clear dark yellow with one finger head that fades to a persistent film. Pine/citrus aroma. Very clean taste of citrus with just the right amount of sweet malts. Full palate, not sticky or syrupy. Nice hop and alcohol tingle. Finish of pine hops but not overbearing. I’m not a big IPA guy but this is very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
I’d heard good things about this one and it did not disappoint. Bottle from Nugget. Lots of complex hop flavors, unique citrus profile, pine, spices... very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kroney (142) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours golden orange, with a medium off white head. Aroma is stone fruit and berries with some pine and tropical fruit too. The aroma dominates this big ipa, and much more complex than the flavor, which is a bit underwhelming compared to the aroma, but the aroma is so good thard not a knock. Really good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (899) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
Bottle. Somewhat hazy dark golden with a white dens head. Aroma has tropical fruits in perfect balance with the malt notes. Citrus, pine, pineapple, mango... Taste is pine bitterness with a fruity sweetness and light malty sweetness followed by a nice dry lingering bitter finish. Truly great!

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