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RATINGS: 1310   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Poured courtesy of Paul (archimedes something on ratebeer). Poured a dark red/amber with a finger of head which stayed around for quite a bit. Taste has a very nice mixture of hops and sweet malts that balance each other out quite well. This is certainly one of the sweeter double ipa’s I’ve had in a while. The hops are certainly on the citrusy side, but not overpowering. Alcohol is a bit noticeable on the aftetaste but not very noticeable. Very very nice double ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Pours cloudy orange with massive head that never dies. Aroma is hops, cirtrus and hints of pine. Flavor is the same plus some maltiness. Mouthfeel is smooth and lush. Outstanding.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
This had a good head.aroma was a bit biting.Color a dark brown.It was a heavy-bodied beer.Very smooth,yet strong.Was rushed tasting it-will have to taste again.Very good ipa.Had on tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2009 Hazy golden with an enormous foamy slightly off-white head. Ridiculous citrus grapefruit aroma. This beer is all about the hops. Crazy hoppy without being overly bitter, good malt sweetness and hop bitterness balance, but hop flavor dominates throughout. Hops linger on the tongue for a good long time. I F#*king love this beer. Why is this beer only brewed once a year? The lingering hop sensation on my tongue only escalates my desire for more of this awesome IIPA.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
momordgz (293) - - SEP 30, 2014
Extremely well balanced. Perfect body, carbonatation and palate. No excessive bitterness, malts or citrous. Uau!

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 (291) - 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!


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