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RATINGS: 1405   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.

Jonathan3584's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Christmas ’04 bottle thanks to Odeed. Once it’s popped, the hops rush out. Thick, citrussy, resinous, sticky, bitter, juicy hops. It’s like wandering through a pine and grapefruit forest right after the grass was cut. The malt smells sweet behind it, but can’t begin to keep up with the hops. Pours a coppery orange with a white head that doesn’t care to stick around too long, but does give a lot of nice lacing as it goes down. Mouthfeel is full, but not as oily and syrupy as I’d expected with the alcohol up where it is. Flavor is initially puckeringly bitter with hops -- grapefruit, grass, pine, spice, and dirt from a beautiful American hop profile. The malt behind it is sweet amber malt with some caramel in the background. Wonderfully complex beer. I can’t wait to have it back to back with Dreadnaught.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niko100 (2707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, floral, citrus, & some caramel malt; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, citrus (notably grapefruit), and some spice; Finish is bitter; The alcohol is fairly well hidden; Nicely balanced; Another great brew from AleSmith.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (785) - USA - OCT 23, 2016
Medium gold, clear, billowing head, no lace. Wonderfully hoppy nose. Full body, dense flavor, good mouthfeel with discrete heat, high carbonation, lingering palate. Very bitter but not too dry. Hoppy, herbal, resiny. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1314) - Z±bki, POLAND - OCT 22, 2016
Aromat: dominują nuty chmielowe - cytrusy, zioła i owoce tropikalne, choć mogły by być świeższe. Następnie karmel, chleb, ciastka i alkohol. Ogólnie jednak raczej słodko i przyjemnie. Strach pomyśleć, co byłoby, gdyby piwo było świeże.

Wygląd: barwa złota, klarowna z ładną biało- żółtą pianą, która jest umiarkowanej wielkości i podobnie trwała, ale ładnie zdobi szkło.

Smak: umiarkowana słodycz i wyraźne nuty słodowe, które występują tylko w piwach z USA. Trudno określić o jakie konkretnie chodzi. Chyba najbliżej im do ciastek zbożowych, ale są nie do podrobienia. Występuje spora nuta alkoholowa. Goryczka dosyć wysoka, ale nieźle zbalansowana, przez co nie zalega. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane do wysokiego wysycenie i słodowo, alkoholowo, chmielowy finisz. Niezłe piwo, ale miałem nadzieję na więcej. Nie zmienia to jednak faktu, że piwa z tego browaru znoszą transport do Polski lepiej niż inne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2016
It pours golden with a slightly off white head and plenty of lacing. It has stone fruit aromas that feature peach and apricot. There are apricot, peach, caramel, and floral flavors. It has a moderate feel with high bitterness and alcohol warming Overall, the flavors of peach and apricot start off sweet and turn to bitter and is long lasting through the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALIBALI (790) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2016
Interessanterweise trank wir dieses Bier zeitgleich mit CIGAR CITYs JAI ALAI IPA und benoteten alle Bewertungskriterien identisch, mit dem Zusatz das von allem ein bisschen mehr stattfindet, was allerdings nicht zu einem besserem Abschneiden des ALESMITH Klassikers führte. Trotzdem, cooles Bier. 55DKK für 0,2l. Tap in der MIKKELLER & FRIENDS BAR Kopenhagen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle - Nice deep orange pour with a medium head. Nice hop aroma and taste. Light pine and resin. Medium body and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Bottle. Quite clear, yellow in colour, solid head. Not much from hops, mainly malt, caramel, some biscuits. Medium sweet, soft carbonation and medium bitter and astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2165) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium heavy white foam. Smell: fruity and resinous hops. Pine domination. Sweet pine and caramel resin. Taste: full body with caramel sweet malt very intensive hops domination with resin and pine hint. Fruity and caramel. Really good balance and very drinkable. Aftertaste: toffee and pine hoppy. Dry bitterness, really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
killroy (120) - BULGARIA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap. Hazy golden color with solid white head. Citrus aroma, some pine. In the taste, first come the citrus, then some malty/caramel touch and some alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (1927) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
Sweet, fruity aroma with some herbal and flower notes and quite a big malty but yet fresh and crisp background. In taste it’s super dry. Has no malty sweetness at all. First punch is herbal, maybe even aniseed. Then has some fruity notes, but still dry, crisp. Almost perfect bitterness in the aftertaste - short, clean; fruity and leafy in the same time. It’s extremely drinkable for an imperial IPA, which is nice, but I also like some body in such a big beer. It definately is an amazing beer in overall.

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