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RATINGS: 1251   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Has an aroma that is full of citrus, particularly grapefruit and hops. Taste is similar but very crisp and refreshing. Tastes like I waited a little too long to drink it but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Aroma of pine, resin, tangerine, ginger, vanilla. Appears a clear orange-copper with a mountainous cream-head that lasts and leaves lacing. Flavor is sweet with malt and vanilla up front, bitter fresh hops in the middle, overpowering yeast in the finish, and resinous aftertastes. Palate is medium-thick, chewy and appropriate. Overall, this beer is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, primarily due to the overpowering yeasty finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleph (231) - - APR 6, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 Bottle. Aroma is overwhelmingly fresh hoppy, grassy, citrus. Captures summer perfectly. Taste is similar, grapefruit, pineapple, orange, strong bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
backdaft (229) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bomber. Pours a beautiful golden color. Thick, dense, pillowy head leaves some substantial lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and pine resin abound. Taste follows with pine resin and grapefruit showing heavily. A bit sweet with the malt, but the lingering bitterness makes up for that. Medium body with a dry bitter finsh. Just a bit of alcohol making its presence known. Hop forward West Coast DIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Pours a reddish-brown with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly to a thin wispy layer yet still manages to leave some good lacing. Aroma is bursting with hops, pine, citrus, and a bit of malty sweetness. Flavor starts out with fruity malts, then gives way to the hop blast. Mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2008 Bottle. Pours golden amber color with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and citrus. Flavors of sweet hops, citrus, and and some pine. Avery nice summertine, anytime in San Diego, beer,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Pours dark orange and cloudy with a thick fluffy head. Black cherry and citrus hop aroma. Musky Orange juice flavor with wonderful hop finish. Palate is a bit biting but nice and clean.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FestDecBeet (228) - - SEP 1, 2014
Look: pours a bright orange. White head. Ver clear. Smell: citrus fruit. Tangerines. Oranges. Very hop forward. Tropical fruits. Taste: tangerines. Lemons. Orange peel. Feel: very dry. Nice IIPA. Medium carbonation. Overall: good beer. Love the aroma. Wish the taste had more tropical fruit not just citrus. First drank: home 9/1/14

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
want1DIPA (227) - - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle pour a few months back. What stuck out about this brew were the well balanced orange, grapefruit and citrus flavors. AleSmith does it again!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
I loved this one! Poured a copperish color, with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma, and flavor is bitter, very hoppy, I loved this beer!


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