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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.

dmschefke's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Thanks to grownfool for this one! Pours a nice cloudy orange with thick white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is glorious of citrus hops, very slight floral, decent herbal notes, pine, grass, and some spices. Flavor comes together ever so nicely and makes for a wonderful drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1115) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
This summer edition of Yulesmith pours a crystal clear amber with minimal head. The smell is evident right away! Floral/piney hops and that sweet oily aroma that the good IIPA’s have. Also get some alcohol aroma, and a touch of vanilla? Neat. Flavor is Smooth and malty with a gentle bitterness coming through more and more throughout the taste. The balance is amazing for an IIPA. Not overly sweet like a BW, not overly bitter like some other IIPA’s. Just right!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, nose is citrus, floral, taste is similar, juicy, bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
This beer was so amazingly perfect. I could drink this wonderfully creamy and delicious brew ever day of my life and never ever get even remotely tired of this wonderful nectar. Sooooooo sooooo soooo smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
This beer was so amazingly perfect. I could drink this wonderfully creamy and delicious brew ever day of my life and never ever get even remotely tired of this wonderful nectar. Sooooooo sooooo soooo smooth and creamy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3458) - 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 !

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3392) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
melush (839) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lore (1105) - 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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