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RATINGS: 1352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Nov 09 so may have lost flavor. Pours a bit cloudy. Light hops in the nose as compared to wcipa. Bit thin body with hint of phenols.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1610) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Tap @ Savory Grain. Nice looking with big head and lacing. Smells nice & grapefruity and dank with a faint sweet peach. Nice and robust and bitter. Slightyly astringent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jflopsu (1084) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours a clear gold with white head. A great aroma of pine, citrus, hop, and other fruity notes. A citrus hop taste with a balanced caramel, pine, fruit, and malt taste. A balanced aftertaste of bitter hops with some caramel malts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes Aroma: pine, caramel, citrus Appearance: clear golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, Delicious IIPA

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beeratarian (206) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Havenít had this one in years. 6 pack bottles from rozis for 15.99. Pour is medium Golden with thin white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, resin and toasted bread. Flavor has some malt up front with a very piney resinous hop punch. The malt is definitely there for the style but the bitter hops and pine are big. Has the original California ipa flavor and a very long bitter finish. Reminds me of moylans double ipa, which we canít get in cle anymore!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edwardbass (774) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2016
I think mine might not be super fresh, or my palate is skewed from earlier dinner or who knows what. Aroma is very citrusy. Flavor is largely caramel malt and some citrus with quite a good deal of bitterness which isnít quite dry nor juicy. ABV is too apparent for my tastes, with an ABV burn happening. Itís obviously a great DIPA, I think this bottle just isnít a prime example of it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Bomber->tulip. Orange-gold with big frothy offwhite head. A: juicy citrus hops with some floral notes. T: zesty citrus and floral hops, pine. Biting. Excellent, very clean and refreshing.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (262) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2016 What a treat this is.
Solid gold pour, gleaming like the Olympic medal it so richly deserves.

Nose explodes with tons of floral perfume and pine resin. After a swirl, defined pineapple, mango, red apple, tea, lemon curd, young stonefruit. Nothing too ripe about this one except some juicy peachy/apple notes.

The sip starts of coniferous and sweetly floral, easing down to under-ripe tropical fruit, beautifully austere bitterness, a paper-thin coating of delicate caramel malt. A nearly bone-dry finish, with the exception of pine resin, green banana peel, and white flower lingering along the tongue.

I enjoyed this before two great (and familiar) brews (3 Floyds Gumballhead and Space Station), and this brew was a renewal to my palate. "Juicy" is no adjective applicable to this beer; it is resinous, perfume-blasted, youthfully tropical, and BITTER.

This is a hopheads fantasy. If you want a ripe, sweet tropical blend, donít even bother. This oneís a pure west-coast tongue gripper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
growler6 (117) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Tangerine, pineapple, black tea and pine aromas are well balanced and compliment the caramel sweetness. Not too bitter with a nice touch of subtle spice, it makes this a little different. Not a palate smasher but not for the timid either. Excellent but a bit overpriced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (966) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Draught. Deep orange yellow pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of mangoes, citrus, pine, vanilla and cereal. Thick mouthfeel with a snappy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (261) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Smell of Peach pineapple mango and a touch of lemongrass. Sweet bitter scent that follows after the all the hop scents. Fiarly clear copper color with small off white head that fades quickly. Tangerine and Orange coming through at first then followed by sweet malts with nice Delishous long bite that tends to linger in a good way. Medium body that lasts for days with perfect amount of carbonation that tickles the tougue just right. Love this brew has everything that a great IPA should have. Great brew!


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