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RATINGS: 1205   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2010
From bomber. Pours deep amber with a thick head Nose is full of pine and citrus. The citrusy hops come through strong. Somewhat thin, carbonated but well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (187) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. First bottle was delicious - everything I expect in an IIPA but with a very pleasing sweet malt contrast to the bitterness - for whatever reason its yeast qualities reminded me of the best of Rogue’s beers. Second bottle was compromised somehow - or my taste buds were off - but this is a delicious beer. Wish both bottles had been as tasty as the first.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Bomber courtesy of someone in a recent trade, thanks!! Pours a cloudy orange, with 2 fingers of off white head, smells very citrusy, grapefruit, oranges, and even a hint of lemon. Tastes very strong of oranges, great hop backbone and very well balanced. AWESOME beer, this is what i’m talkin about people. Alesmith does it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - NOV 25, 2013
Couleur or, peu de mousse. Nez puissant, houblonné, agrumes, pamplemousse, mandarine, très frais. Bouche très puissante, sèche, un peu résineuse, pleine d’agrumes, fruits exotiques (mandarine, pamplemousse surtout, un peu de mangue) quelques notes florales aussi (violette ?). Finale très longue, sèche, grosse amertume. Double IPA assez originale, elle n’a pas le côté caramel et sucre des Double IPA, on est vraiment sur le fruit mais avec une très grosse puissance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2006
thanks to pailhead for sharing . Pours a pale copper very nice white foamy head. Aromas of spices yeast citrus followed by a nice whiff of hops. Mellow hop appeal I’m not sure on the date of this one seemed to mellow vwry niclely some hints of spice with a mild hint of earthyness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - SEP 12, 2005
Bottle. Dark amber color with a big beige head that lasted the whole glass. Really strong citrusy and hoppy aroma. The flavor kicks in right away with the hops but mellows and allows a fruity (orange, grapefruit) taste to come through before the alcohol kicks in at the end with more hops. Certainly assaulted my taste buds with this one. A fine IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 The commercial description of this beer is very accurate. The orangish copper body poured very clean and clear, and the just gently off-white head seemed to continue billowing up after I had stopped pouring. Very good retention on the head, but I’m not sure that is nessecarily a plus, lots of lacing. The first sip is very floral tasting, bitter, and caused a warm dry sensation in my mouth. Alcohol is very prevalent. The hops jump out stronger and stronger with every sip and really build a unique taste on ones pallate. I gave the pallate the lowest percent rating out of all of the categories because of the warm dry sensation. It does make you want more and more, and I found it hard to just sit back and enjoy. It was the only beer I had that night and I finished the whole bottle in about ten minutes. (Fast for me). This beer stands very strong as far as double IPAs go. Its unique, complex, and does not let you down. Snaps for alesmith!!! On a sad note, the night I had this my friends were all celebrating a good friend of mine’s birthday and drinking Yulesmith on cask and Barrel Aged Speedway Stout. It brings a tear to my eye.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Hazy golden, some lingering white head. Citric nose. Strong grapefruit, somewhat sweet aroma. Strongly bitter, slightly boozy, and citric. A little sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Finally, a contender against HOTD Blue Dot. A 22 oz bottle from Liquor Warehouse in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours a thick white head and clear amber body. Aroma is killer with hops. Amazing balance between bitters and malt at first, followed by soothing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
hazy amber orange with really tight frothy bubbles and good lacing. sweet citrus and candy sweet aroma and flavor. Buttery smooth on the tongue. Delicious!

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