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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2006
I smell honey-malt and citrus after I pour the first glass.. It is an amber brown color with a foamy head. the first sip is a mix of hop and malt with a slight alcohol sting. Has sort of a thick, sticky mouthfeel that I didn’t like. Finishes hoppy. It was pretty good, but not a favorite for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
unibaren (154) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2012
I have had this one before and it is wonderfull. However this bottle was totally off. I assume the capsule on this bottle has not been airtight, so it was totally without carbonization. It went down the drain.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (148) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Poured from bottle. Slightly hazy yellow color. Citrusy hops aroma. Caramel malts in flavor, grapefruit zest. Well ballanced sweetnes and bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Hazy copper in coler with thin off-white head. Gorgeous aroma of heavy alcoholic citrus fruit. Taste is sweet with caramel malt and more orange citrus/dark fruit; ends with very refreshing bitterness. Excellent creamy mouthfeel. This is an excellent beer, although a tad too much on the syrupy/sweet side for my personal taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
paytoplay (146) - , California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2nd bomber... wow, what a couple weeks gives this brew. Deep rich carmel corn salt hops, really has it all, slight snip of bitter on the finish. Acidity, hopps that almost encase the brew and will allow 2 years of cellaring. A WOW nose. Mid and finish are very nice also. I under rated this the 1st time, or like a couple other brews, Sculpin to point out 1, this is getting better in bottle and very quickly. That nose is a show stopper. Not sure if brews experience "bottle shock" like a wine does, but those having this shipped to them... Please Please wait for a couple weeks before opening one. Maybe the best aroma from a beer and close to the best wine, I’ve ever experienced. Wow Wow Wow is all I can think with a little bit of "out of control", is how good this brew is right now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adrosson (146) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Tasted like a typical sd ipa to me. Got a lot of earthy and resin tones. Perhaps a bit more malt than most sd ipas Dry and bitter hops. missed all the pine citrus notes everyone is talking about. 22 oz from whole foods ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phiconners (144) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Sweet aroma, nice light copper. Strong crisp hops, but not overpoweringl. Very good, strong IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kroney (143) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrking (141) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Loved this a little heavy on the sugar side but had a great dry hop nose. Drink smooth and not overly hoppy for an IPA..Very drinkible.I like the Winter YuleSmith better though..

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