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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle 22 oz. Dark amber color wiyh a medium head that diminished slowly. Good hoppy citrus aroma. Medium to full body with complex dry texture. Full flavor of malt, citrus and a long hoppy alcohol finish. Another AleSmith masterpiece.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2013
660ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga, MelnaZiema2013)
Perfumey malty aroma, a little floral. Quite sweet. Soft body, nice carbonation. Pleasnt hoppy bite. Dry woody finish. Crisp, and focussed. Pretty OK for AleSmith.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (12998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny white head. Strong piney and resinous hops on the nose, with just enough caramel malt to back. Flavour is intensely hoppy with absolute truckloads of piney and resinous hops that completely cover the palate - and yet somehow nothing is out of balance. Some fruity characteristics blend in with the hops, as well as some caramel. Not even that much bitterness, but intense fruity and resinous hops linger on and on. Remarkably well-made - a pinnacle IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (12936) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 31, 2007
2007 22 oz bottle, thanks kmweaver) Soft off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, floral, some caramel, light cherry, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple/grapefruit, some caramel, light cherry. Some alcohol. Sticky medium-full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12826) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Bomber poured a clear copper orange with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, some vanilla, earthy, orange, a hint of grapefruit and some light pine notes with a lingering moderately bitter finish. Avery tasty and well balanced DIPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (12603) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2011 Bottle @ Sorbon, Bromma July 31 2011. Slightly hazy light orange / dark yellow color, pretty big white head with very large bubbles. Very fruity smell, also bitterness and grapefruit. Taste so much grapefruit, hops and bitterness! Fantastic, love this beer!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
(Bottle, Summer 2004 vintage) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small beige head. Aggressive grapefruit aroma. Spicy, hops flavor. Somewhat creamy texture with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Hazy orange with a lasting off-white head. Sweet american hop aroma, peach, pine, tea and roses. Dry hoppy flavour with floral hop and some caramel malty notes. Burning hot alcohol is not so good, but the long hoppy aftertaste is good.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Orange brown hazy ale with a creamy white head. Pungeant floral hops with pinhey notes. Lots of fresh malts, whiskey qualities, sweet and hoppy....and a merry x-mas to you too! Bottle sampled with TiggMtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12090) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2008
Bottle from 2007. Orange blonde color. Grapefruit, oily hops and red berries in the aroma. Very hoppy, leathery flavor with grapefruit and red berries, lingering on in the aftertaste. Pineapple. Dry out effect in the aftertaste. Fairly well balanced in spite of the huge hop character, and well matured.


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