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RATINGS: 1272   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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Christmas ’04 bottle thanks to Odeed. Once it’s popped, the hops rush out. Thick, citrussy, resinous, sticky, bitter, juicy hops. It’s like wandering through a pine and grapefruit forest right after the grass was cut. The malt smells sweet behind it, but can’t begin to keep up with the hops. Pours a coppery orange with a white head that doesn’t care to stick around too long, but does give a lot of nice lacing as it goes down. Mouthfeel is full, but not as oily and syrupy as I’d expected with the alcohol up where it is. Flavor is initially puckeringly bitter with hops -- grapefruit, grass, pine, spice, and dirt from a beautiful American hop profile. The malt behind it is sweet amber malt with some caramel in the background. Wonderfully complex beer. I can’t wait to have it back to back with Dreadnaught.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (285) - 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 (143) - 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 (1880) - 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 (4516) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (161) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2015
0,65 l bottle from Bierkompass, bottled on 6/5/2014. Minimally hazy, golden orange with a huge, fine pored, foamy, stable, white head leaving some nice lacings on the glass. Very fruity aroma of grapefruit, lemon, orange, passion fruit and mango with honey, resin, pine and biscuits behind in the background. A little touch of alcohol is in there as well. Really intense, sweetish, citrusy taste with the honey, resin, pine and biscuits being more noticeable than in the aroma. The finish is not overly bitter or long, but with a sharp and peppery alcoholic note. Medium to full body, oily and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very good DIPA with a heavy, tropical nose and a satisfying taste and mouthfeel. Only the finish deserves some critics as I would have preferred less alcohol and more hop bitterness. That’s moaning on a very high level, though. Awesome beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlbusDumbledor (17) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 10, 2015
floral, herbs, resin, amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, light body, thin feel, flat, long finish, bitter,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
k0mpsa (1469) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from saveur biere, france. Little hazy orange color, white head. Aroma is nice, sweet, fruits, hops. Balanced sweet body, fruity hops, grassy notes.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brandman (2227) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2015
Semihazy tolden body, white fluffy head. Aroma has huge grapefuity aroma, oranges and caramel. Quite lot of pines in flavour. Huge beer and im quite speechless. Holy f** k.


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