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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dohny (348) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2008 Bottle, split with NachlamSie and Tronraner. Pours hazy gold with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma is very fruity, tons of grapefruit, citrus, sweet cane sugar, and caramel malts. The flavor is a bouquet of citrus, grapefruit, pear, caramel, and a hint of lemon. Finishes spicy and a little warm. Revisit 9/7/08 Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head, mostly lasting. As it slowly dissipates, nice lacing is revealed. Aroma is huge hops, classic west-coast style (lots of pine, resin, grapefruit, cannabis) with a dark perfume-y sweetness (not like church-lady perfume at all though) Flavor is bursting with hops, even more than the aroma leads on. The most amazing thing is the balance. Nothing stands out as out of place at all, yet almost any of the numerous flavors from hops can be detected. The finish is nice and bittersweet, but still rather aggressive. Mouthfeel isn’t too thick, but this beer feels really big, almost like the fullness in the flavor creates something you could bite into. I really liked this beer before, but I am even more impressed on this re-visit!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Cloudy Amber with massive beige head. Oiley hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter taste. Similar to other west coast imperial IPAís. Nothing much to distinguish it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroadestTom (342) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Aroma caramel, Appearance golden, hazy, white foam, Taste heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate full body, thick feel, average carbonation, Overall a full body refreshing summer beer that I would suggest to a friend

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Hoppy and sweet but fairly well balanced. Bready aroma with a hint of walnut. Deep golden with a touch of auburn and a tad cloudy. Light head. Nice yeasts. Light, good-hearted and clean Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAY 12, 2008
2007 Vintage. Bottle thanks to Hellbilly. Hazy golden amber with a massive overflowing (uh-oh) head. Lacings left on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pine, lychee and apricot with caramel malt backbone and alcohol. Extremely sweet. Alcohol surge at the end. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
SUMMER VERSION 22oz bomber sampled today. Appearance: Honey orange colored and lighter around the edges. Nice 2-3 fingers of foam with lots of retention and lacing. Smell: Lots of caramel malt sweetness, a boat load of hops, and a touch of alcohol. Taste: exactly like the nose. Mouthfeel: a touch syrupy and medium to medium full in body. The carbonation doesnít come through enough IMHO. Drinkability: Good for the style but a touch too thick in body and under carbonated for me to keep kicking these back. Not a bad brew at all but Iím not a fan of so much caramel malt in my DIPAís. Its a fairly balanced DIPA for a West Coast offering. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 01-17-2009

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Bittersweetness, hoppy which I like very much, but dissapears leaving a acidity, long, dry finish that you can taste way after youíve drink this. Full bodied and smooth textured. Itís the Liberty Ale from Anchor on steroids. I loved it!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Bottle, thanks Naven! Wow. I donít think Iíve ever had a smoother DIPA. Great hoppy flavor with fruit coming through nicely. Warm finish with plenty of alcohol coming through. Really good brew that I will be hunting down now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22oz bottle, consumed 9/26/07. Pours a very nice hazy golden color with beautiful rocky foam that has good retention and very nice lacing. Aroma is very citrusy, some hints of pale malts. Flavor is fairly balanced for such a hop bomb, good hop flavor and bitterness without being too over the top bitter. Bonus points for the yeasty goodness.


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