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YuleSmith
PROUDLY LISTED IN THE TOP TEN Double IPAs #9
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SCORE
99/100
1 reviews
Appearance
98/100
Smell
98/100
Taste
99/100
Mouthfeel
100/100
ABV: 8.50%
IBU: N/A

YuleSmith

Style - Double IPA

Commercial Description:  Our most popular seasonal ale, YuleSmith is brewed twice a year in two different, yet similar, styles: For summertime, it’s an Imperial/Double IPA.  The enormous load of hops requires a substantial malt background to create just the right balance for a Double IPA. Lighter in color, summer YuleSmith is available around the 4th of July and is packaged in a red, white, and blue bottle.

Editor’s Notes:  This beer is the perfect beer for summer in my opinion. Its release each year just in time for the 4th of July and the fireworks on the label might have more than a little to do with that! The aroma is of fragrant pine, citrus, and tropical fruit hops with some sweet malt in the background. The taste is phenomenal. Grapefruit, orange, mango, and pineapple hop flavors explode on your taste buds in a July 4th fireworks display. Bready malt is there to balance the hops to some extent, but of course the hops easily win the battle. There is outstanding hop bitterness that begins halfway through the sip and lasts long after you swallow. This effect helps you savor the beer, as you sit and enjoy the post-swallow hop trampoline that once was your tongue. The cheek pucker is superb and each sip is better than the last. Man am I going to miss summertime!

 

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EDITOR'S RATING (OVERALL SCORE: 99)
Appearance
98/100
Smell
98/100
Taste
99/100
Mouthfeel
100/100
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