SHANER4 (491) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle-poured golden color with huge white head. Aroma-WOW!!, fresh piney hops, its xmas in july! Taste is sweet and spicey. Has lemony/pine up front with excellent sweet malt on palate with mildly biiter finish. Mouthfeel is perfect, smooth with nice carbonation. Overall an excellent beer. Reminds me more of a regular ipa and not a double. Not sure ibu’s but cant be over 100.
hman43 (1198) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours golden with a slightly off white head and plenty of lacing. It has stone fruit aromas that feature peach and apricot. There are apricot, peach, caramel, and floral flavors. It has a moderate feel with high bitterness and alcohol warming Overall, the flavors of peach and apricot start off sweet and turn to bitter and is long lasting through the finish.
ALIBALI (777) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interessanterweise trank wir dieses Bier zeitgleich mit CIGAR CITYs JAI ALAI IPA und benoteten alle Bewertungskriterien identisch, mit dem Zusatz das von allem ein bisschen mehr stattfindet, was allerdings nicht zu einem besserem Abschneiden des ALESMITH Klassikers führte. Trotzdem, cooles Bier. 55DKK für 0,2l. Tap in der MIKKELLER & FRIENDS BAR Kopenhagen.
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Nice deep orange pour with a medium head. Nice hop aroma and taste. Light pine and resin. Medium body and dry.
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Quite clear, yellow in colour, solid head. Not much from hops, mainly malt, caramel, some biscuits. Medium sweet, soft carbonation and medium bitter and astringent finish.
sir__v (2133) - Lille, FRANCE - OCT 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and medium heavy white foam. Smell: fruity and resinous hops. Pine domination. Sweet pine and caramel resin. Taste: full body with caramel sweet malt very intensive hops domination with resin and pine hint. Fruity and caramel. Really good balance and very drinkable. Aftertaste: toffee and pine hoppy. Dry bitterness, really good.
killroy (120) - BULGARIA - OCT 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Hazy golden color with solid white head. Citrus aroma, some pine. In the taste, first come the citrus, then some malty/caramel touch and some alcohol. Very nice.
adasko (1919) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet, fruity aroma with some herbal and flower notes and quite a big malty but yet fresh and crisp background. In taste it’s super dry. Has no malty sweetness at all. First punch is herbal, maybe even aniseed. Then has some fruity notes, but still dry, crisp. Almost perfect bitterness in the aftertaste - short, clean; fruity and leafy in the same time. It’s extremely drinkable for an imperial IPA, which is nice, but I also like some body in such a big beer. It definately is an amazing beer in overall.
VDuquerroux (1266) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, 25cL. @Angers, France. @Donald’s pub. A hazy opaque amber beer with a medium white foamy head ; medium retention ; ok lacing. Fruity resinous nose, red berries (blackberry), light caramel, bread, alcohol note. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter warming with fresh episodes ; great balance. Good body, average texture, light oily, average carbonation, fruity resinous finish. Overall, delicious gourmet ! Fruity hoppy, nice body.
RhetoricalAns (849) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep gold heading to copper. Medium creamy off-white head, decent lace. Big dank tropical aroma, dank aroma, little bit of citrus, finish is heavier on the grapefruit. Excellent west coast double IPA.
jb (2961) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always wanted to try the summer yulesmith. Now that I can get it by this name, it seemed like it would be just another IIPA, but it is better. Appearance is clear, gold, fluffy head, thick retention. Nose is mild tropical and floral. Mouthfeel is soft, lush, low carb feel, and very melony taste which seemed unusual. Then a nice hop dryness. Very well done.