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RATINGS: 1251   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11848) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (11787) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2011
Unclear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malty and heavy hoppy, citrus, pine needles and grapefruit. Flavor is rather sweet and very bitter. Dry and lasting bitter finish. Excellent stuff. 171110

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2007 22 oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Soft off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, floral, some caramel, light cherry, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple/grapefruit, some caramel, light cherry. Some alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
A: Hazy pale gold/yellow color with one finger of fluffy white head. S: Citrus hops (mostly grapefruit and some lemon) and pineapple. A fruity sweetness. T: Grapefruit twang, pineapple, a nice bitterness but it certainly doesn’t stick around long. M: Nice medium body, slick mouthfeel. D: Great fruit character, which I wasn’t expecting. A most tasty beverage.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bomber from South Bay Drug. Amber gold color with a decent off-white head. Lots of resin and floral/grapefruit hop backed by a dose of malty sweetness. Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is hop - mostly grapefruit over malty sugar. Finish is bitter and dry, but there’s enough backbone to make this a really enjoyable drink. Quenching? Kind of. Refreshing? Yep.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Golden beer, offwhite head. Hoppy spicy perfume aroma, milky, malty, fruity notes. Hoppy and milky flavor, creamy, perfume, fruity, some grapefuit. Quite bitter but also with a sweetish profile.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and plenty of aroma and bitter hops.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11274) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Sweet american hop aroma, peach, pine, tea and roses. Dry hoppy flavour with floral hop and some caramel malty notes. Burning hot alcohol is not so good, but the long hoppy aftertaste is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11235) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Dunk]
Pours a light muddy orange amber with a beautiful, staying, off-white head. Fine lacings. Aroma is very hoppy, some clear apricot, grapefruit, pepper and pine. Wonderful creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, super hoppiness, some biscuity malts and subdued caramel. Lovely, very long, dry, bitter, fruity and hoppy aftertaste. Perhaps a touch too vinious, but still wonderful.


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