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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3015) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
Tap, O’Brien’s. Pours a light amber color. Sweet hoppy aroma with hints of pine and citrus. Slightly sweet hoppy flavor. Quite a bit of spice. More citrus than pine. Some maltiness as well.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2007
Good overall IIPA, but a bit on the syrupy/cloying side for me. Just a tad mind you. Better than the imperial red however and not as intense on the body. Ability to integrate a beautiful tapestry of interwoven hop aromas and tastes was masterful. Finsih that sits with you awhile.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep rich golden and slightly hazy color. White head. Aroma is slightly malty but over the top hops and pinyness and a little citrus. Flavor is about the same but with even more pineyness. Tons of pine, some grapefruit and a good malty backbone but the hoppyness is intense and overpowers. Excellent flavor that really highlights the hops, lacking balance but thats not necessarily a bad thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2007
A huge grapefruit aroma on tops of a orange golden beer. Flavor is sweet malt initially followed by a huge grapefruit backbone. This beer is very sweet, yet very bitter. Very dry and resiny finish. My only complaint about this beer is that it is a little too candy sweet in the malt. But I really love the intense hoppiness that kills that sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Thanks to Dr Matt. I completely forgot to rate this. Anyway, from my memory, what I remember is that it was yummy. it poured a nice copper/amber color with a white foamy head. Very crisp with a great aroma and residual grapefruit and floral bitterness. Taste was mostly of citrus and floral. I did not pick up much vanilla. It was a good DIPA, but I have had better.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Thanx to Quake for sharing this at Tampa Gathering. Pours a hazy golden color.Nose is hoppy, citrus and floral. Flavor is a full onslaught of hops as it finished hoppy and my palate felt abused from the bitter hop assault.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle (Sune) at ØLklubben (2007 edition). Clear yellow (green glow) - white head. High hoppy, peach, light peppery, sweetness, light almond notes. Dry bitter finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle: Pours an orange amber with a moderate sandy colored head. Nose is hoppy with citrus and florals, light sweetness. Flavor is crisp and hoppy, nice resiny citrus blend. Good malt presence. Decently hopped and overall very good, but I think the winter version wins the sibling rivalry. Thanks Jeremy!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Loved this a little heavy on the sugar side but had a great dry hop nose. Drink smooth and not overly hoppy for an IPA..Very drinkible.I like the Winter YuleSmith better though..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Bomber. Dark hazy gold with a thick, white viscous head. Hoppy, lemony, tart nose. Thick body and very malty. Well balanced with the strong hop profile with a little tartness, funkiness, and spice coming through. Very nice beer but one is enough.


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