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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10774) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10773) - 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
Tmoney99 (10584) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle 22 oz. Dark amber color wiyh a medium head that diminished slowly. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium to full body with complex dry texture. Full flavor of malt, citrus and a long hoppy alcohol finish. Another AleSmith masterpiece.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (10504) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
Sehr süßer und intensiver Hopfenantrunk. Die Süße verschwindet schnell und macht dunklen Bitternoten Platz. Trotz der starken Hopfennoten wirkt das Bier süffig; die Würzigkeit nimmt zu. Wenig alkoholisch, breit hopfig, dabei bleibt eine gewisse Trockenheit nicht aus. Vergleichsweise wenig bitterer Abgang mit intensiver und runder Hopfigkeit – blumig, etwas nach Apfel und Melone. Kann begeistern! 12/12/12/13/9/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle at Mikkeller bar. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apricot, hop, malt. Flavour is hop, malt, apricot, fruit, citrus. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2008
Hazy amber with huge beige head. Sweet aroma with loads of hops and notes of pine, grapefruit and caramel. Powerfull hops in the flavour with notes of grapefruit, caramel and pine needles. Solid bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10276) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2008
Bottle from 2007. Orange blonde color. Grapefruit, oily hops and red berries in the aroma. Very hoppy, leathery flavor with grapefruit and red berries, lingering on in the aftertaste. Pineapple. Dry out effect in the aftertaste. Fairly well balanced in spite of the huge hop character, and well matured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2004
Bottled: Orange coloured. Unclear. Huge beige dense head. Hops, citrus, flowers, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is hoppy as hell. Fruit, chocolate, alcahol and some mild malt tones. Is lightly burning the lips in the end, but its the immense bitterness that closes down the party.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
Thank you so much Tom/After4ever for this treat! It’s warm golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. the aroma has notes of spruce, fruits (citrus and papaya among others). The flavour is smooth with a delicious caramel foundation and a pleasant bitterness wit notes of spruce, fruits, citrus and papaya - it’s very delicious!!

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