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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (313) - 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..

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2728) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2014
651 ml.bottle. Bottled 05/01/14. Pours a medium to thick, well retained, off white head, with extensive lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 14) body.....nose is pine, resin, grapefruit peel, hints of sweet malts with light toffee/caramel, no esters, balance to the hops.....taste is resin, pine to start, then citrus notes (lemon, grapefruit), licorice notes, light sweet toffee/caramel malts, finishing with a moderate bitterness, no esters, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, mildly astringent, carbonation adds tingle and light acid. This is clean, crisp and refreshing and definitely a "West Coast" I/DIPA. It is a bit unbalanced towards the hops with some ever so slight numbing effects from that backbone. Think a very slight effect similar to Schezwan peppercorns. A bit of an increase in the malt backbone would improve it. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear burnt orange with a lasting ring of foam. Nose of evergreen resin, orange zest, green herb and caramel. Tastes of caramel, resin, herb and peppery citrus zest. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (157) - USA - JUN 23, 2014
A moderate light orange liquid topped with a respectable but soft, off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet oranges (wow!) and pine resin. Malt does not override the hops, but makes it terribly sweet and easy to swill. Be careful of this one! The moderate bitterness clings for only a short while but the underlying malty sweetness is a little cloying for me. Loved it cold, am liking it less as it warms. Still a very good brew, but not staying with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1578) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Pale amber with rocky off-white head. Nose is hot with meaty orange citrus, grapfruit and pine. Flavor is deep orange and grapefruit bitterness with pine to round it out. Sticky malt backing match. Alcohol is a bit noticeable and detracts a bit in combination with the strong bitterness. Overall, still a solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a big white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, orange, tangerine, some pine. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, nutty, bitter pine hops, some grapefruit, with a dry, bitter finish. Very nice.

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