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RATINGS: 1217   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bconch (290) - - NOV 1, 2013
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dr_MedievAle (167) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Aroma: orange, coriander, some pear, bready yeast. Appearance: light gold.ivory white and creamy head. haphazard lacing. medium amount of carb bubbles. Taste: bitter orange peel, sweet citrus, and spicy peppercorn notes. Palate:creamy texture with average carb. finishes bitter and spicy, but clean. aftertaste doesn’t linger.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (652) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottled May 24, 2013 pours clear yellow gold with tall bubbly foam. The aroma is nice citrus grapefruit orange with a crisp earthy floral tint. The taste is very good, taste is strong on alcohol for 8.5% but it becomes welcoming and warming with the abundant hops that go with the fuel. Very smooth blend of several hops giving a fast round hop feel of orange peel, grapefruit, and earthy herbal hop that is brought out bigger with some pine by the lightly sharp carbonation. Nice rich brew, dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Pour is a clear golden color with a decent white head. Smells of cat piss, malty sweetness and light alcohol. Taste is like grapefruit, little sweet, and caramel malt. Good carbonation, again can’t really tell when this was fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a mostly clear amber colour with a creamy off white head. Aroma is of caramel malts, floral hops, pine, and citrus fruits. Taste is slightly sweet but quite bitter throughout, nice balance. Medium body, smooth on the palate, and lively carbonation. Overall an awesome brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Poured from the bottle. Color is golden yellow with nice white head. Aroma is matly sweetness and pine hops. Flavor follows with a balance of hops and malt sweetness. Hops linger only a bit, then fade away. Very nice IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
want1DIPA (226) - - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle pour a few months back. What stuck out about this brew were the well balanced orange, grapefruit and citrus flavors. AleSmith does it again!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Fucken bomber @ home, courtesy of womencantsail, a fine sailor and a connoisseur of 1oz beer tasters. Cheers Until Next Time! Pours a fairly clear, golden orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasted malty, a bit hot, somewhat spicy, herbal, somewhat bready, tangerine/orange fruity hoppy aroma. A bit goopy malty flavor on the tongue. Somewhat bitter, bready, chewy, herbal, pineapple/orange fruity hoppy flavor. Ok. Probably could be a bit more fresh but glad to have finally tried this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (487) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Nice citrus floral hop aroma. Quite pleasant. Some piney hop aroma in there as well. Well balanced and full flavored. Maybe a bit on the sweet side, but not overly sweet. Taste has some of the piney bitter finish but not as much as the ale smith ipa. Sweetness may overpower the floral and citrus hop flavor? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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