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RATINGS: 1310   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Piney, hoppy aroma full bodied. Mostly opaque golden yellow. Tastes Hoppy, classic hoppy imperial ipa. Very smooth, light palate, overall a kick ass beer.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1061) - Rīga, LATVIA, LATVIA - AUG 28, 2015
At first it starts as best DIPA I ever had.. after half of glass is gone, it becomes more common, but still very enjoyable. Quite intense maltiness, caramel, even bit honeyish, powerful hop combo gives peach, mango, grapefruit, lemon, pine. Moderate sweetness with lasting bitterness and bittersweet finish. Feels very silky smooth and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - AUG 25, 2015
Fantastic IPA, perfectly balanced! Well at the line of my expectations. Not stunned, price performance is way to high

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (6428) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottled 650ml. -from Za Popenít Ljubljana. Unclear golden coloured, medium sized white to off-white head, sweet fruity hoppy nose. Moderate malty, caramel, quite fruity hoppy and slightly alcoholic with dry bitter sweet finish. Not so fresh version but still decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (217) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Aroma caramel, Appearance golden, hazy, white foam, Taste heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, average carbonation, Overall a full body refreshing summer beer that I would suggest to a friend

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2015
A: Light, one finger head. Lasting head. N: Pine, tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit T: Taste follows nose very well O: Very nice bitterness! Some sweetness in the back. Very nice!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tillmac62 (451) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy light amber, slightly darker than gold. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of citrus (tangerine, orange, light grapefruit) over a rich biscuit base. Underneath, is a tantalizing hint of spicy spruce. Heavy light body with a fairly smooth texture. Superbly carbonated with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a rollicking fine effervescent prickly finish. The outstanding flavor profile is almost world class. It begins with the citric flavors of the nose, but with more grapefruit rind present. The rind flows into spruce in the middle over a rising malt influence. A mild bitterness kicks in and the malts assume the forefront with a rich grainy biscuit sweetness. Surprisingly, caramel notes are present at a much higher level than the color would suggest. The finish delivers the expected alcohol burn at the back of the throat, but also allows the alcohol content to escape itís previous flavor masking. A rind and pine like bitterness lingers along with the alcohol astringency.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chadski4 (168) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Exceeded expectations greatly. Perfect balance of honey sweetness, piney resin and hoppy bitterness. Canít wait to seek out again next summer

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Typical fantastic aroma from Ale Smith of tropical fruits and citrus. Mango lemon drop and tangerine. Light malty backbone makes it a great beer not just a hop tea like some. Clean hoppy finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On draft, Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA. served in a snifter glass. Pours orange gold, two finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is assertively bitter balanced with caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, resin but smooth mouth feel. Finishes long, dry and bitter. Tasting notes of red grapefruit, tangelos, spruce, caramel, resin and orange peel. Wow, I really enjoyed this offering! Very nice, punchy DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acid303 (496) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUL 24, 2015
65cl bottle, served in Irish Pint. Pours golden orangish with a big white frothy head. Caramel aroma, citrus and tropical fruits. As for flavour, a lot of caramel with a slight fruity touch...fresh hops basically. Round on the palate. Full bodied, perfect carbonation. Nice, not outstanding though. At least once a year it is not a bad thing to have a fresh hop beer.


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