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RATINGS: 1277   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2010
Bought 6 months ago at Papago, Phoenix
It pours a cloudy deep blond color, with generous, creamy head. Medium hop aroma, a bit puckery, delicate mix of citrus fruits. Good body, smooth mouthfeel; strong caramel and toffee flavor, with enough residual sweetness for my liking; the bitterness is strong, of good quality, without exceeding on the resiny or fruity side. Strong and long final, chewy too. Maybe not fresh, but very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14737) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle, 22oz, at Mikkeller. It’s an almost clear one, dark golden in color and topped by a two-finger white head leaving some lacings. Fruityness, pine cones, peppery hints, a whiff of alcohol and a sweetish maltyness in the aroma. The flavor has sweetness and hoppyness well blended, with resin, fruityness, some alcohol and a nice bitterness. Full body, nice carbonation and some warmth. Lasting bitterness with pine cones. Nice. 110528

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14663) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11, thank you sir! Bright golden color, hi carb, huge ice cream cone head with great retention. Great aroma of pine and lime. Flavor has tons of citrus, light pine, but great sweet malt balance. Scant and subtle bitterness. Wonderful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (14584) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2010
Bottle Euston Tap. Drank with Ken. Cheers. My White whale. Pink grapefruit and loads of citrus hops melon so rich tropical fruit. Lovely smelling beer. Full but soft in the mouth in the same time. Its brilliant b the way the finish of pale malt hop tropical fruit and regined bitterness is stunning. Mouthfeel is stunning. Very fruit led

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14428) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops and flowers but also some caramel, grass and malt. Nice long bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14334) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb 2010. Pours unclear golden with a small and thick white head and lacings. Nose is bready and sweet malty with some fruity hops beneath. Dry, fruity and hoppy flavor. Grapefruit and buiscuit. Smooth.... Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle (Sune) at ØLklubben (2007 edition). Clear yellow (green glow) - white head. High hoppy, peach, light peppery, sweetness, light almond notes. Dry bitter finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13997) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Weak farty aroma. Hazy amber colour. Malty flavour, rough bitterness. Sweet maltiness, but very short. Dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13446) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 24, 2009
Bottled as "YuleSmith Holiday Ale" (Vasa session). Hazy orange color, huge off-white head. Strong nose of mango, rye, berries and bread. Bitter, fruity, toffee, malty flavor. There is some cracker maltyness and citrusy notes. Drinkability is nice. Could be more complex and bottle could be more fresh, but overall quite good DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13187) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2010
Bottle at The Cad’s Pure Mad Rocket Mon The Beezer Tasting. Pours a not completely clear gold with a huge, white head. Big, tropical fruit aroma with some light pine. Nice and sweet, with some caramel and honey, more tropical fruits like pineapple and passionfruit, along with grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Has a sweet finish with refreshing, fruity hops, light warmth and stickiness. Also some bready yeast notes. Excellent beer.


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