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RATINGS: 1373   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dennishopper (1) - USA - SEP 28, 2006 does not count
this is my favorite beer. Ever since this wonderful beer was released I have a hard time selecting beer...nothing will come close!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2006
22oz July 04 release-Not much has changed in the flavor from the winter 03 version, but what did change was the balance and palate. This beer is wonderful. I have to bump the score up a little on this one. I will definately update my rating here, but I think i dig this summer version a little more than the winte (even though i gave it the same rating). due to the break in the 2 versions, i have to revisit both of them!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Bottle. Pours hazy orange gold, off white head. Aroma is caramel, citrus, floral, hops. Flavor is the same with spicing: caraway and rye. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2006 Bottle, from my last visit to Julioís before I left Mass (sniff, sniff). Good nose, sweet. Caramel, vanilla. Kind of a toasty grain to it. Butter, not in a bad way though. orange, grapefruit. Clean brownish orange color, Massive head that needed a while to go away. Not sure if it was just residue from the head or it if had good lace too. Bitter flavor, Grapefruit, though not a biting type, Sour, Hint of a yeasty nuttiness. Medium to thick body, smooth oily mouthfeel, bitter finish. Huh, this falls into the sum is less than the whole of it parts(However you say that) Seemed like this was more amber than ipa to me. This was the one I packed in my luggage so maybe that explains it massive foam. I dunno. Tasty enough, didnít grab me like some of Alesmiths other offerings. Oh well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2006
cloudy off brownish copper color w/ a huge frothy off white head well laced. Well hopped graapefruit & lemon zest aroma hints of flaked barly some light spices maybe corriander & hints of bread. Palate is full well coated & lightly creamy. Flavor is a full matl quite swet hints of carmel, touches of vanilla and well hopped w/ some subdued grassy notes. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2006
2006, blue and red bottle summer batch. This is the best double IPA. Just incredible. I donít really need to tell you what it tastes like, look, itís double IPA as I think it should be. You know what this style is all about and this is it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2006
summer 2006 bottle. drank 3 weeks after bottling. decent appearance, i like the color but itís totally transparent and the head is kinda ugly. aroma is good hops and some caramel. could be stronger, but itís also a little cold. definitely the hoppiest tasting alesmith iíve ever had. kinda a biphasic flavor profile, caramel and a little fruit in the beginning, later a wave of massive bitterness. now that itís warmed a bit thereís almost a little vegetable in the flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Bottle. Pours to a nice hazy caramel/copper colored body with a tall foamy white head. The aroma is quite fruity with lemons and grapefruit taking the forefront. Flaked barley malts. The flavor is extremely malty. Barley, granola, some bitter oily hops. The palate is really full. Balanced oily/resiny hops and a rich mouthfeel. Pretty damn good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (3742) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2006
Bottle pours a cloudy light orange/amber. Very nice creamy white head. Aroma is mainly light sweet malts. Honey and light brown sugar. A slight cardboard papery note also. Flavor is more of the woody paper hints from before. Quite surprised this is a IIPA as the big brash hoppines is conspicuously absent. Nice rich full malt profile but I realy mis that bright citrusy hop flavor. A couple factors make me think that this might be an old bottle or possibly light struck a bit.Overall decent but not sure of the top 50 status. Thanks to <!-- B -->Buckeye for sharing this one

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2006
22 oz. BottleCloudy goldish copper with a white fzzy head. Interesting aroma - dominant hops seem to be hidden from the aroma and more of a light, sweet aroma of herbal cologne. The flavor seems to be a bit off for an IPA or 2 IPA for that matter. It has flavors of cardboard, something a little sweet (I am having trouble identifying it), and hairspray. It has an average body that has a smooth finish. I guess I expected more from AleSmith. Thanks to Bizzle BuckeyeBoy.


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