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RATINGS: 1402   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11399) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2004
Bottled: Orange coloured. Unclear. Huge beige dense head. Hops, citrus, flowers, sweetness and fruit in the aroma. Flavour is hoppy as hell. Fruit, chocolate, alcahol and some mild malt tones. Is lightly burning the lips in the end, but its the immense bitterness that closes down the party.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
folkisnybui (1) - Kaupmannahöfn, ICELAND - SEP 11, 2004 does not count
Godd chill beer. I prefer this one on a easy friday night. I was taseting this beer fort the first tim an hour ago and I still feel a good taste afterwards. I think it´s no wounder that he´s called Holiday ale It just Fits

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (3023) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3293) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle split with Tronraner, Muenster. Pours slightly see through copper with a firm white head. The aroma is a blast of huge grapefruit, pine, caramel, and soil. The flavor is big with sweet lemon zes, fresh oranges, and hints of lemon drop candies. The finish is loaded down with drying grapefruit acidity and just a medium-high level of bite. Very enjoyable IIPA, but more on the tasteful side of this obnoxious style rather than being overly aggressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6426) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma is very fruity with pineapple, apricot, a hint of caramel, and citrusy hops. Pours a hazy orange with an off-white yellow tintned head with great lacing. Flavor is very fruity with a strong caramel backbone. Starts with lots of pineapple and apricot up front. Strong fruitiness throughout blends with some moderate citrus hops in the finish. In my opinion the hops just aren’t strong enough to balance all the fruity sweetness. Still very good, but I prefer the Winter version.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Pours chilled as a murky dull orange with a nice fluffy sticky white head with great lace. Aroma is a bit dirty and yeasty, but lot sof american hops like cent and cascade- citrus, light pine, and earthy tones. Good bitter ho flavor with orangey citrus, pine, sticky pine sap, yeast, dirty sweet malts, and more dirt and earth. Carbonation was a bit high as well. Perhaps a bit old since this was pbviously made for the summer 06 release and it is now winter, but I wasnt as impressed as I thought I would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 22 Oz Bottle. An old familiar friend leaps from the glass, Cascade hops. Backed up by some other pals and a toothsome glow of sweet oranges and persimmons. Sultry, sophisticated and delightful. Pours a clear, pale amber, fringed with a nice off-white lace. On the tongue, a pink peppercorn glow, with copious resin, hard biting citrus pine and long lasting white fir needles. Malt gets swept under the rug, in preparation for a true hop fanfare, however, it’s bit planty and coarse to me, with some heavily biting and edges and swift kick of hot alcohols. There’s a peculiar amalgamation of bright pales fruits and dripping resonation saps. Excruciatingly dry, leaving and almost unpleasant wasp of pine nectar coating the tongue. I’m struggling with this summer version, it doesn’t work as well for me. This needs more malts, less bitterness and a more congealed alcohol presence. Lots of spice and pepper, however uniform. A nip of bready yeast cruises in at the backend.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (6160) - 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.

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