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RATINGS: 1362   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2517) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Pine, tangyness, sweet, not too much tackyness ion the tongue but a bit jammy, soe nut spices, not much sticking to the palate, finishing astringent. INteresting. Jumbled.. Fun.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Pours with a large head. Aroma is of piney hops, alcohol, and some maltiness. Flavor is piney/spicy hops, alcohol, and a nice strong slightly roasty maltyness. The slight roastedness was a very nice complement to the hop profile. I am usually unaware of alcohol flavors even in very large beers but for some reason I was picking them up in the aroma and the flavor. Still a great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2004
GABF 2004. Orange in color, rather clear, with a large, light-brown head. Head is long lasting. Rather light aroma, flowery hops, pine, grapefruit and lightly alcoholic. Average flavor duration is moderately bitter, and has a certain woody characteristic in the immediate aftertaste. Lighter body than I expected (though not bad), slightly oily, with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4822) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Original Rating 10/31/04: Light amber color with little head. A bitter and flowery taste, but the hops do not seem to punish you like so often happens in an IIPA. Not much else to offer, but tasty all the same. 7/3/7/3/15 Re-rating: OSLO and Guerde’s Memorial Weekend Tasting, 5/23/08. Courtesy of Joebrew and BDR. Hazy copper color with a thin head. Strong orange and grass aroma. Turns slightly into green tea in the flavor. Very strong bitterness. A light caramel malt to back it up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Aroma slightly piney hops and fruit salad in a can. Poured amber/copper. Taste of slight spice, hops, and orange. Not as hoppy or complex as I expected. A bit thinner than the commercial description would leave you to believe. Still, a solid ale by any means.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonas (6644) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2004
Sampled at the RBESP 2004
Critical pine and lemonpeel aroma. Cloudy orange colour, creamy low head. Overdose of hops - pine, lemon, wooden dry edge in the end. Grassy burps follow. Dry hop finish. Medium to light body. I would welcome slightly more balance to the body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 July 2006 Summer 2005 edition. Golden orange with a small creamy beige head. (3+) Fairly resiny aroma, with mild malt. Solid resiny hop bitterness dominates in the flavour, and is quite pleasant. Average to medium palate (3+). Less citrus than I like in an IPA but the resiny character is really quite nice. 7/3+/7-8/3+/16 - 3.8<P>

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2007 Bottle. Amber beer with a nice cream colored head. Nice clean grapefruit aroma. Big grapefruit and pine flavor with a bit of sweet malt backing. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Medium-full body. LIngering grapefruit and pine with a touch of sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 9, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 Aroma of pine, resin, tangerine, ginger, vanilla. Appears a clear orange-copper with a mountainous cream-head that lasts and leaves lacing. Flavor is sweet with malt and vanilla up front, bitter fresh hops in the middle, overpowering yeast in the finish, and resinous aftertastes. Palate is medium-thick, chewy and appropriate. Overall, this beer is somewhat less than the sum of its parts, primarily due to the overpowering yeasty finish.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swatskee (17) - Ohio, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2005
copper with a nice lasting/lacing head. huge citrus aroma, spicy, piney, floral flavor with a nice undertone of malty sweetness, alcohol warmth is moderate with a piney, semi-dry finish.


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