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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Deep copper orange, hazy goodness, and some nice creamy white head. Nose is all hops, lots of citrus, and pepper. A good mix of hops and malt on this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle. Golden orange with a white head lacing some lacings. The smell is hoppy with a nice grapefruit/pine-needle character with hints of tobacco. Quite a lot of malts are shining through. The flavor is fairly sweet with a pleasant caramel malty backbone with notes of vanilla. Decent amount of aroma hops (pine-needles and grapefruit). Ends bitter with peppery and citric hops, and hints of warming alcohol. Medium to full body, easy on the palate and very easy to drink. An enjoyable double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (476) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On draft, Golden Crust, Red Lion, PA. served in a snifter glass. Pours orange gold, two finger off white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is assertively bitter balanced with caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, resin but smooth mouth feel. Finishes long, dry and bitter. Tasting notes of red grapefruit, tangelos, spruce, caramel, resin and orange peel. Wow, I really enjoyed this offering! Very nice, punchy DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. AY(S)IPA pours murky and orange-colored with a large creamy head that leaves nice lacing. The aroma is hoppy and has a touch of purple flower smell. The body was pretty typical of a nice ale with a touch of oil, probably from the high hop content. The taste was all hops. If you’re a hop-head this is a beer for you. Personally, I like IPAs better than IIPAs so this beer was good but a little too bitter for my taste. All in all though, this is another good beer from AleSmith.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2005
(Big thanks to Stephen [DarkElf] for this bottle!) Amber body with a creamy white head. Awesome lacing. Loads of dank citrus hop aroma, with a little bit of a ’juicy fruit’ touch. Creamy mouthfeel. Very oily, with a huge hop presence. A little bit of doughy malt, but mainly a hop monster. It makes me think that someone squeezed a fresh hop cone(or two, or five) right into the bottle. Finishes warm, with a slightly fruity note. Not as hoppy as Bear Republic’s Racer X, but thats a good thing in my opinion, for this is ultra hoppy, but a bit more drinkable. Thanks again Stephen, you’re the man!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - OCT 13, 2010
Bottle at a tasting: very hoppy both in the aroma in flavor, grapefruit, a bit of lychee, a bit peaches, a bit of pine and lots of mango all from the hops, caramel malt, bisquity malt, great flavorfull DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2009
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of pine. Lots of pine and citrus flavor. Wet finish. So good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 From bomber, summer Imperial IPA version. Pours a hazy orange brown with thin white head. Nose is chewy, sugary and citrus. Flavor follows nose with a good malt balance and bitter finish. Palate is thick and chewy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
Bottle. Bright orange colour, small white head. Aroma has lots of pine, citrus, lime, caramel, quite rough, some spices. Taste is also rough, yet very pleasurable, heavy on hops and bitterness along with citric and piney notes. Very interesting and complex.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lightbias (452) - USA - JUN 23, 2014
A moderate light orange liquid topped with a respectable but soft, off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, sweet oranges (wow!) and pine resin. Malt does not override the hops, but makes it terribly sweet and easy to swill. Be careful of this one! The moderate bitterness clings for only a short while but the underlying malty sweetness is a little cloying for me. Loved it cold, am liking it less as it warms. Still a very good brew, but not staying with me.


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