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RATINGS: 1393   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 6, 2007
Hoppy nose of flowers & evergreen, no shortage of citrus. The brew pours clear bronze with amber highlights. The nice cascade resolves into a mountainous white rocky head that is fully lasting and leaves great lace. The flavor is complex as would be expected. Sweet, acidic, and pronounced bitter finish. The full body is super creamy and soft.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
bomber from south bay drugs, 2009 bottling. pours a beautiful, slightly hazy, perfect gold with a modest, bright white head and great lacing. aroma is absolutely wonderful and the perfect example of pure citrus hops with notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon zest with hints of sweet vanilla, fresh flowers, and ginger snap malts. flavor is truly worthy of the word "perfect". huge, bitter citrus hop notes of juicy grapefruit and orange are elegantly balanced by slightly sweet notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, and light, biscuity malts with a touch of brown sugar leading to a wonderful, lingering, dry, bitter and citrusy hop finish. palate is juicy and medium bodied with a smoothness not found in other DIPAs. overall, a world class brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ColoradoMatty (16) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Oh my good God! I know an excellent DIPA when I taste one, and this it IT! 22oz bomber thanks to an awesome trader. Nose is light and deceiving. There is an unsurpassed smoothness between this most DIPAs. It’s light… and yet has a very hoppy bite. Alcohol is well hidden. A nearly 360 degree sheet of lacing exists that shows every sip . Drinking this beer makes me happy and makes me want more. I high recommend.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sax (14) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
This may just be the best beer I’ve ever tasted. It is initially like many exceptional IPAs out there. Then the aftertaste kicks in and it’s something I can’t quite describe, but it makes you want to take another drink immediately. SO GOOD. Is this the liquid version of crack?

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Thanks to mrmiles for the bomber! (reviewed from notes 9/25) A: Pours a very hazy gold/straw color with a big fluffy head. Retention is perfect! Gorgeous pour, and the head is similar to Alesmith’s IPA, which basically looks like meringue S: The nose is kind of subtle, but very balanced. Lots of pale malts play well with a huge citrus note (tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango). This is awesome - Sculpin’s cousin T: Huge bitterness upfront that is balanced by a nice honey-like sweetness. Yeast is unique, and quite flavorful. Citrus, tropical fruit hops are here also. MF/D: Slightly prickly carbonation, but otherwise medium body and pretty smooth. Bittersweet citrus finish. Notes: AleSmith makes some damn good offerings. I believe this is my third offering after Speedway and their IPA, all of which received near-perfect scores.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sirsledz (16) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Great, great, great american beer. Awesome aroma, a lot of citrusy, hops, grapefruit. Great taste, dry with high short bitterness. Very drinkable. Beautiful white head, nice lacing. Brilliant beer. If you’re hop head - you’ll love this beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Typical fantastic aroma from Ale Smith of tropical fruits and citrus. Mango lemon drop and tangerine. Light malty backbone makes it a great beer not just a hop tea like some. Clean hoppy finish.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patrik (607) - - JUL 8, 2015
Woow jävligt fräsch Dipa doft. Enormt komplex. Hav Gräs Äng. Smaken då??? Jo Krämig medelfruktig marsipan . Jävligt god fy Faaan. Lättdrucken å mjuk fyllig efterbeska . Trotts det hypade betygen hos ölnördar Så måste jag säga De eller Vi har rätt.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dojken (493) - - JUL 8, 2015
Flaska. Här pratar vi kvalitet. Vilka trevliga dofter av hav tång vått gräs samt toner av gödsel. Så jäkla balanserad o så alla smaker som man vill ha. Eftersmaken är något man vill ens barn ska uppleva.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MelvinKalksma (936) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016
Aroma:
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Appearance:
Turbid/opaque golden/amber beer with a slight/medium off-white head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel and orange; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops, citrus and grapefruit.

Overall
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. I must admit I have a really old one, bottled on 05/06/2014. Still this beer manages to be nothing less than amazing. A lot of malts, maybe even some wood notes thanks to the aging. Definitely sweeter than it could be, probably missing a lot of hop flavours. I can only imagine what a fresh one would taste like; especially considering I already like this one to a great extent.


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