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RATINGS: 1213   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14175) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2010 Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting ... Golden orange ... Good slightly sweet american hop nose ... Good balance but too much hop for me lots oan lots of hop resins ... very intence....3.5... bottle at brewdog bar ... amber ... fruity hop nose ... very tropical s 3.6

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13851) - 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 (13802) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
Weak farty aroma. Hazy amber colour. Malty flavour, rough bitterness. Sweet maltiness, but very short. Dry finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
harrisoni (13565) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13355) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13345) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12538) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Hazy orangey-amber colour. Deep orangey hop aroma with pine and earthy amber malts. Very bitter and hugely orangey, piney. Chewy malt backbone helps balance things out.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
(Bottle, Summer 2004 vintage) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small beige head. Aggressive grapefruit aroma. Spicy, hops flavor. Somewhat creamy texture with a bitter finish.


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