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RATINGS: 1235   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sbaz040 (39) - phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Very tastey beer. Needs to be drank very cold or the alcohol taste is overwelming. Watch out this stuff will knock you on your ass. Tough to discribe taste,Kind of flowery with a thick fruity taste.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (674) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Voldby. Bronze pour with a huge frothy head. Nose has caramel, pine, some exotic fruits. Taste is pretty dull at first but as it warms up there’s an explosion of caramel, mangoes, grapefruit and biscuits. Tasty stuff!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1881) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Hazy gold with nice foamy white head. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, juicy fruit. Lovely taste reflecting the same elements, juicy, bitter, dry, great full mouthfeel, long bitter finish. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1004) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from Rattle n Hum. Pours hazy orange with firm white head. Nose shows lots of citrus, some pine and also grapefruit. Taste is fresh and bitter. Juicy grapefruit and citrus dominate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1126) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle pour avg gold with thick white head. Nose pine, resin, dried fruit. Taste moderate bitter up front, then lots of dank hop. Mid palate light sweet then light grainy malt. Longer bitter finish. Too bad the nose doesn’t carry though in the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is citrus, floral, taste is similar, juicy, bitter.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3482) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle from the Kaapse bottleshop ( NL ) . Bottled 05 06 14 . Pours unclear yellow/amber , good white head . Smell is sweet, caramely grains . Bit hops ( amarillo ?? ) . Taste is nice and refreshing, hoparoma, sweet maltyness , fruity , corns , bitter . Very nice, malty IIPA . Love it !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2014
From bomber. Pours a dark golden with a white head. Overflowed on opening. Big pine citrus aroma with a similar taste. Notably bitter. Dry. Bitter finish. Nice flavor, but would prefer a little more sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3400) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thick white head. Aroma is full of fresh citrus, pine, resin, grapefruit and floral hops. Flavor is bitter and full on fresh hops. Great IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (895) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2014
Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, afrutado, ligeramente a malta, resinoso, citrico. Una IPA extraordinaria.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (1113) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 3, 2014
darker golden colour, huge, yellowish, creamy head, which lasts for several minutes; marvellous aroma of resiny-citrusy-tropical fruity hops and some biscuit; brilliant bittersweet taste with pine resin, intensive tropical fruits, maltyness and some spicy alcohol - surprisingly intensive malty sweetness can be felt first (together with of course the hops), which hand over the place to the devastating bitterness; amazing IIPA! Who am I to find even a slight mistake in it!?


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