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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 Yulesmithís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11443) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11149) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2008
@Richmond/Williamsburg Gathering-22 oz bottle-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is hope-citrus and pine, hint of malt. Taste is dry hops-citrus and pine/lemon-some bitter, some medium/light malt. Courtesy dkachur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11053) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10906) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Yulesmith (Summer)
Date: September 25, 2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: hazy orange with a thin off-white head
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma
Body: big body with a silky smooth creamy texture
Flavor: lots of incredable hop flavor on top of rich malt backbone with some good sweetness giving it perfect balance, low bitterness
Overall: velvety sweet grapefruit elixure in a glass, the best beer iíve ever had, it brings a tear to my eye

Name: Yulesmith (Summer)
Date: October 20, 2005
Source: tasting
sweet citrus candy malt flavor, lots of carmel, lots of bitterness,

Name: Yulesmith (Summer)
Date: December 01, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brewery
Aroma: big sweet piney grapefruit aroma
Flavor: huge sweet malt flavor and lots of grapefruit flavor, the perfect flavor to follow up the wonderful aroma

Name: Yulesmith (Summer)
Date: May 26, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
Score: 3.9 to 4.0
Words: summer vs. winter tasteoff
Appearance: hazy orange, fine white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: big sweet caramel and citrus hop aroma
Flavor: lots of earthy flavor bitterness that takes on a musty or even woody character (age?)
Overall: summer is lighter than the winter as it should be

Name: Yulesmith (Summer)
Date: June 07, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Vintage: 2005
does not stand the test of time, gets a bit astrengent

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 17/20

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10875) - DENMARK - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden with medium white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and plenty of aroma and bitter hops.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2009
Thanks to rasmus B for picking this one up for me. pours a clear orange with a smooth lacing thick offwhite head. looks very good. aroma can be sensed 30cms awaay from the glass i just poured. strong flowery hoppy aroma, delicate, getting your attention. getting closer to the glass i get a near perfect strong pine and flowery hops combination with some malty sweetness thrown in. it could be a little stronger but what we have is hard to improve on. flavor is based in sweet malts, and with lots of hops added, bitter pine and faint grape dominates, the flowery hops are way in the background. flavor is more extreme hoppy than aroma, but stil very drinkable. In a way a "simple" Double IPA, but extremely well crafted and balanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10741) - 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 doesnít stick around long. M: Nice medium body, slick mouthfeel. D: Great fruit character, which I wasnít expecting. A most tasty beverage.

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