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RATINGS: 1276   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2005
05 Botttle. Thanks Santa! The color is a beautiful deep cooper with a big off-white head. The aroma is dominated by piney, citrusy hops with enough malt background to balance. The flavor is a great balance of hops, malt, and alcohol with a lingering bitter finish. Caramel, pine, apricot, and pineapple flavors all pop up. A very good beer.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2559) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Dark golden pour, white head. After popping the cap, a strong aroma of fruity hop and some malt fills the room. Delicious taste of bitter malt, some caramel, biscuit, pine, orange and grassy herbs. Not easy to drink, but very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle (65 cl) from bierkompass.de. Clear golden, medium white head. Intense perfumy and piney hop aroma with some tropical fruits. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with high bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (165) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Taste is hops, pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, l. Low - Medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (102) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Bomber. Regalo de David de cervezorama. Golor ambar melocoton espuma blanca fe buena formacion y persistencia.Bizcocho,naranja, resina uva moscatel...textura aceitosa carbono media viva..buen equilibrio dulce amargo final resinado. Sabor potente!!! Birroterrrrr

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (423) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Schade, leider alte Flasche. Alter Hopfen, Harzig, malzig, leicht fruchtig. Am Gaumen bitter, hopfig, Malzkörper ausgeprägt. Süffig, ok.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (193) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 27, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa złota, opalizujące. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości, trwała i obfita. Ładny "lacing".
AROMAT: Bardzo słodki aromat landrynki, ewentualnie multiwitamina, ale do rzeczy: karmelkowa ziołowość, aromat przypominający herbatę Earl Grey, tropikalne owoce (ananas, kokos, liczi, marakuja), słodkie cytrusy (pomelo, mandarynka, pomarańcz).
SMAK: Z początku świeży cytrusowy, choć bez specjalnej goryczki, a za chwilę karmelowo-ziołowy. Alkohol rozgrzewa przełyk, ale mógłby być nieco lepiej ukryty. Goryczka średnia do niskiej. Wysycenie średnie.
OGÓLNIE: Jest to piwo z gatunku tych, które przyciągają uwagę swoim aromatem. W smaku również mamy wszystko to, co powinniśmy spotkać w dobrym Imperial IPA. Na plus aromat, na minus słabo ukryty alkohol w smaku.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Thanks to John for sharing! Pours a pretty honey color with an off-white head. The smell is pine, toasted malt. The taste is pine, sweet malt, ending bitter and dry. The body is medium with nice fine carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (4730) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2015
Many thanks to John for sharing. Great floral but sweetish body. Fresh, easy to drink but you taste the alcohol. Bitter, malty, smooth but for me much too sweet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, 650 ml from Whole Foods Bowery, New York. Pours unclear orange with off-white head. Strong fruit and citrus aroma. Caramel, tropical fruit, pine, citrus. Great fruity bitter finish. Balanced and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lodgewick (29) - Finland, Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy orange colour with white head leaving lots of lace. Stunning outlook. Aroma is lot of sweet fruit, sweet malts and some backround spruce. Taste is well balanced with malts and grapefruit bitterness with hint of alcohol in back. Almoust full bodied. Excellent beer.


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