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RATINGS: 1243   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Mmmm...thanks, drunkasaskunk... Poured a hazy orange with a nice, creamy head, floral and citrusy aroma, and very malty flavor with the hops nicely balanced...wonderful brew! One of my favorite IPAs. Stay away from my fridge, shag!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CarlJonas (215) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Dark yellow, lots of white foam. Lovely aroma filled with tropical fruits, notes of vanilla. Big malt flavour, but the hops still manage to dominate and this without making the taste overly bitter, very well balanced. Some alcohol. Heavy yet surprisingly refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tompete (215) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
Aroma of citrus hops, much lighter than I expected but very inviting. Pours a crystal clear orange with a thin white head. Flavour is of light crystal malts a slight sweetness kept in check, maybe too much, by powerful bitter hops. A slight astringentness on the early finish, changing to a perfectly balanced mildly sweet and bitter long finish. Warms the gullet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bomber to pint glass. Clear, light golden pour. Wonderful nose of orange, peach, nectarine. Very fruity! Flavors more of the same, w/ a bit of alcohol burn. Some floral & pine in there, as well. Finishes pretty clean & dry. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Aroma:On first sniff, I get the delightful smell of sweet cotton candy! More subtle is some orange citrus smells. Appearance:This beer has a pale golden color, with a nice thick head of white foam. Taste:This beer is quite an eye opener at the first taste, because of the huge hoppy flavors. Once I can get past the pure bitterness, the grapefruit and pine flavor of the hops starts to come through. There is a fair amount of sweetness that tries to balance the hops, but falls short. The sheer amount of alcohol in this beer is more noticeable in the aftertaste than in the foretaste. Also on the aftertaste, once the bitterness recedes, the peach flavor lingers pleasantly. Palate:The mouthfeel on this beer is kind of harsh, due to the huge amount of hops and alcohol. Overall:I think I like this beer in small doses, as it’s so strong and hoppy, definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle in trade with ClarkVV. Hazy peach with tawny tinge with a bright white head that at first was rocky and left behind sticky lacing. Magnificent aroma of lychees, orange rind, flowers and honey. Very sweet up front mixed with some spice (like the mango chutney I used to get at the local Indian takeaway) followed by a big slug of lasting hoppy bitterness. This beer sings for me - the bags of bold fruit and hops makes it a memorable bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Great all around. Pours nice amber color with medium head. Aroma is sweet malt and resiny hops. Nice balaced flavor, yet still maintains great hop character. Finishes bitter and then sweet. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours golden amber/orange with a thick creamy head. Big balanced hops with citrus and pine. Very reminiscent of AleSmith?s standard IPA, but with slightly bigger flavors. Incredible.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2010
22 oz Bottle -- Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aromas of apples, caramel, and yeast. Floral, citrus, and resin hops. Very syrupy mouth feel. Feels a little unrefined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (208) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle (22 Oz): pours somewhat cloud golden. Nice white head that diapers. Nice lacing. Smells and tastes of grapefruit. Hops. A little bitterness in the end. Bottled nearly 4 months ago so may not be the freshest

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