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RATINGS: 1253   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11249) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (11100) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (11070) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10932) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - 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 i’ve 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
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10563) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (10493) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Orange brown hazy ale with a creamy white head. Pungeant floral hops with pinhey notes. Lots of fresh malts, whiskey qualities, sweet and hoppy....and a merry x-mas to you too! Bottle sampled with TiggMtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10459) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KimJohansen (10350) - 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.


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