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RATINGS: 1302   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light amber with a fluffy off white head. Aroma was hoppy, citrusy, and spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon). The taste matched the aroma with hops, citrus, and a touch of spice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2006
Yulesmith Holiday ale (Blue and red) Pours a foggy orange brown with a heavy carbonation that leaves a thick tan head that is frothy like whipped cream. The aroma is strong citrus hops, caramel, plums, pitted overipened fruit. the taste is strong bitter rind citrus upfront juicy and strong. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, again highly carbonated loaded with delicious bitter spicy hops. This is a great beer fantastic and hopalicious.
Earlier Rating: 1/23/2006 Total Score: 4.6
Pours a foggy orange brown with a heavy carbonation that leaves a thick tan head that is frothy like whipped cream. The aroma is strong citrus hops, caramel, plums, pitted overipened fruit. the taste is strong bitter rind citrus upfront juicy and strong. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, again highly carbonated loaded with delicious bitter spicy hops. This is a great beer fantastic and hopalicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep rich golden and slightly hazy color. White head. Aroma is slightly malty but over the top hops and pinyness and a little citrus. Flavor is about the same but with even more pineyness. Tons of pine, some grapefruit and a good malty backbone but the hoppyness is intense and overpowers. Excellent flavor that really highlights the hops, lacking balance but thats not necessarily a bad thing.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (289) - orange, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a light Orange tight frothy head. Aroma is citrucy with some mango and tangerine notes. Taste followes the aroma well with some hop bitterness and a balanced malt. Not too complex. But very easy drinking great beer. Fruity beer. Citrucy. Not really blowing my socks off. Good brew though!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2005
2005 summer edition on cask @ O’Briens... damn near one of the best beers i have ever had! Smooth like butter on the palate with hints of carmel and a very slight spicyness in the aftertaste. I still can’t believe how good this beer is, both in the bottle and on cask!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Poured from 22oz bomber into half pint. A - Pours rusty golden in color with a large frothy head. Lots of sticky lacing along the sides of the glass. Somewhat clear, somewhat murky. S - Huge amount of bitter citrus and hops in this one. Some sweet citrus as well, mango, orange peels, etc. T - Hop bomb and lots of bitterness....all in a good way! A nice sweet aftertaste which I think comes from the sweet citrus on the nose. M - Light to medium bodied. Very oily but very clean on the finish. Good carbonation. D - Easy to drink and another awesome CA DIPA!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
momordgz (284) - - SEP 30, 2014
Extremely well balanced. Perfect body, carbonatation and palate. No excessive bitterness, malts or citrous. Uau!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2006
It smells very hoppy, with some citrus fruits and metallic. It tastes very similar with a dry and bitter finish and medium body. Its also very sweet, almost a caramel sweetness. There is definitely some alcohol in there, noticeable in the flavor more than the aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pressboxjoe (282) - , 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2010
Foggy, light amber with a head resembling stiff egg whites. Lacing hugs the sides nicely. I wish they would extend the appearance rating from 5 to 10 so I could give it a 9. Floral nose and citrus on the tongue with alcohol coming through dry at the end. Plain malts with a slight honey flavor.


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