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RATINGS: 1353   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4711) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Pint on tap. Clear burnt orange with a lasting ring of foam. Nose of evergreen resin, orange zest, green herb and caramel. Tastes of caramel, resin, herb and peppery citrus zest. Light-medium body has medium-high carbonation and a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuelMTL (240) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Pour is clear golden orange with thin pale head. Aroma is grassy and earthy with some light citrus notes. A light caramel-chocolate note comes with the sweetness of the malts. Taste is resinous bitterness with light chocolate notes. Some citrussy flavors too. Good DIPA!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by dEnk. Golden color with a small white head. Smells and tastes hoppy, some malts, pine, citra, grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2014
This has the expected strong resin, pine and spruce flavors, with just a little citrus (not sweet or juicy though). Well-balanced by bready, toasty malts. Drinkable for a very high IBU brew. It’s good, but hard to distinguish from other good DIPA’s. In fairness, my bottle was ~6 months old, so a fresh bottle might be even better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3066) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at semi-S&G tasting (since the music was shut down halfway through). APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: pine, sweet, hoppy. TASTE: pine, sweet, hoppy, nice, balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2489) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
A light yellow, slightly orange coloured beer with a quite big and blond head. The nose has peaches, grapefruits, citrusfruits and some pine needles, slightly caramelly malts, hint of flowers, not totally fresh. Taste has storng caramel malts, not too sweet due to bitterness, grapefruits, some pine. Warming alcohol and hint of that is also noticed in the taste. Medium+ bodied, balanced to drink. This is good beer but still "wow" feeling is missing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (566) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Poured into a teku glass with a practically opaque dark honey brown with a clean but cloudy white heads. Bottled in May so I’ve had this for over 7 months before opening. The nose shows very subtle but clean and refreshing tropical-fruits. Caramel malts seem to center stage here. Probably not so if fresh. The palate is medium bodied showing the same subtle but clean & refreshing tropical fruit juiciness with moderate carbonation. A very strong malt backbone supports the beer with the distinct IPA bitterness at the end. Probably would be amazing if poured fresh but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4765) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Slightly boozy big IPA with medium body. Strong bitterness. Very well constructed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle shared at home. Clear golden body with a medium white head. Taste is hops, pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, l. Low - Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (1868) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 25, 2015
Botella. @Cimmeria, Oviedo 23/05/2015 Bottle on: 03/05/14 Color ambar, aroma frutal, cuerpo medio, final amargo.


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