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RATINGS: 1395   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
foundmd (210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 22oz bottle. Pours golden amber/orange with a thick creamy head. Big balanced hops with citrus and pine. Very reminiscent of AleSmith?s standard IPA, but with slightly bigger flavors. Incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle purchased with dinner at Stone Sour Fest 09. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large frothy white head that laces nicely. Aroma is a super fresh hop attack of mostly pine then citrus. Flavor is equally as huge and fresh. Tons of grapefruit, pine, and ridiculously bitter. A slightly sweet malt background with some fresh fruits and bread. Perfect medium to full palate with moderate carbonation. I weep thinking about it.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2010
22 0z bottle into a snifter. Pours a lemon-orange with a huge pure white head. This head retention was as good as I have seen on an IPA and the lacing was extraordinary as well. Aroma is a wonderful nose of floral, pine, grapefruit, orange. The taste begins with some pineapple, grapefruit, peach and orange and some sweet malt (caramel/honey). This gives way to a little spice, some light bready notes and ends with a nice hop bite. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium with moderate carbonation. This beer has such a nice balance - nice edge/graininess and hops perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the malts both as you drink it and after. This is a great beer and one I will aggressively seek out again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcberko (14401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2011
22 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden orange with a tiny white head. Strong piney and resinous hops on the nose, with just enough caramel malt to back. Flavour is intensely hoppy with absolute truckloads of piney and resinous hops that completely cover the palate - and yet somehow nothing is out of balance. Some fruity characteristics blend in with the hops, as well as some caramel. Not even that much bitterness, but intense fruity and resinous hops linger on and on. Remarkably well-made - a pinnacle IIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
greatscott75 (21) - California, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours a pale golden. Lacey head. Nose is pine and gardenia or plumeria. Really good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Sweet and bitter aroma. Earthy organic. Thick orange cloudiness in color. Super packed with flavor. Very rich profile from start to finish. Buttery. Big farmhouse grain to it. Pine resin biter sticky. A bit rough and in your face. Man I want to try this on tap. To quote Ric Flair "Woooooo!". It’s hard to explain the richness this beer has. This has that "I am going to kick your ass" personality to it! Love it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1430) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
For an Imperial IPA, YuleSmith was surprisingly sweet. Granted, the bottle I drank from had a fair amount of age on it, and the hop bitterness had been completely muted. The hop notes hinted at tangerine and berry. The big, sweet malt backbone is what really caught my attention. It provided a whole lot of caramel flavor and aroma. While I’d like to try a fresher batch for comparison, YuleSmith made an impression by being one of the most palatable Imperial IPA’s I’ve ever tried.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MelvinKalksma (943) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2016
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, orange, hops, citrus and grapefruit.

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

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

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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