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RATINGS: 1276   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2011
[22oz bottle at BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh] Hazy golden pour with a thin white head. Big citrus and pine DIPA aromas, alongside some sweet caramel malt. Flavours are – as you’d expect – hop-forward (tropical and more citrus) before a warming sweet alcohol finish. Deep flavours, and a great mouthfeel. Very nice indeed [15032011]

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (314) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle from Ledgers. Summers here - time to crack one into my Alesmith glass. Pours a cloudy amber with a foamy head and nice lacing. The aroma starts off a malty caramel, but ends dominated by piney / citrus hops. Smooth flavors. Sticky finish. The malts add to the complexity and balances out a bit of the hop bite. Velly nice stuff..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2011
Nose is heavy hops, red grape, rosehip, pepper, feel Is medium, carb is broad, taste Is menthol, heavy fresh hops, some lemon, later more bitter hops

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1589) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bomber shared by mtjoseph, pours hazy golden orange with slight white head. Aroma is a scotch tape pine with citrus, backed with caramel malt. Taste is very sweet caramel and citrus, with pine on the edges, and finishing clean and dry. Nice well round and easy drinking, alcohol is well hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle.Pours golden with a nice white head. Aroma of peach, grapefruit,biscuit, grains and fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and bitter with some grapefruit and grains.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice hoppy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1674) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
Amber and hazy. White head. Bitter, fruity and sweet. Has some caramel aroma and flavour too. It’s good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a medium-sized white head. Fruity aroma with orange, lemon and malt. Flavour is fruity with orange, lemon, some bitterness and sweetish caramel malt. Dry and bitter aftertaste, medium-bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2011 Bottle: Slightly hazy, a bit blonder and whiter than the other version with a nice golden honey coloured body with a thinnish off-white microfoam head. Aroma of pungent citrus and resiny hops with a lot of alcohol noticeable, some coriander seed and even some curacao and orange sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Super pungent hop flavour up front with the pine and grapefruity hops really coming out with a large malt backbone. Aftertaste has a lot of hops, some citrus and grapefruit tastes and a full flavour that lasts for quite a while. Overall,a nice imperial ipa with a ton of flavour and a deep alcohol flavour that is quite potent - perhaps a bit too big in the 65 cL bottle, but since it’s alesmith, i don’t think 75 cL would make it better :-) I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Hollingshead’s Deli in Orange, California on 06-December-2011 for US$8.99 sampled at home in Washington on 22-January-2012..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Bomber to pint glass. Clear, light golden pour. Wonderful nose of orange, peach, nectarine. Very fruity! Flavors more of the same, w/ a bit of alcohol burn. Some floral & pine in there, as well. Finishes pretty clean & dry. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3031) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle at home with my dad. Poured a golden, orange color with a frothy white head and good lacing. Smell is earthy, spicy hops, pine, grass, and caramel. Taste is spicy orange, dirt, earth, caramel, toffee, floral hops, and dark fruits. Somewhat creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Overall, a very earthy and spicy tasting IPA, lightly malty, toffee and caramel, but somehow well-balanced and pretty tasty.


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