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RATINGS: 1433   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Previously known as Summer YuleSmith.

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3.3
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Orange and creamy like a popcycle. Nose is full of flowers, citrus on the tongue. Strong alcohol finish.

3.4
jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
I’ve had two bottles of this recently, one off the shelf and one shared at the Hampton on Dark Lord Day, and both really did not live up to the hype. I seem to be the third in a row. Hazy orange beer with a foamy cream colored head. Hoppy nose with an old toffee sweetness that seem to tended toward Barley Wine. Orange zest in the flavor with melted caramel notes and something metallic. Really reminded me of an aged Barley Wine, and an average one at that.

4.5
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 My favorite IPA from Alesmith. Great balance for a IIPA, a lot of pine in the taste with a touch of citrus and great malt background - very rich/lush. Awesome mouthfeel as it was smooth, chewy, and thick all in one. Coats the palate and leaves you longing for the next sip...def a favorite.

4
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Yeah, this is pretty awesome. A big copper colored ale with a powerful hop nose and a clean, crisp malty finish. Not too juicy, not too sticky, a wonderful balance. I need more.

4.6
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2007
22oz bottle. orange color. lighter orange head. aroma of cotton candy!!! hops, hops, hops. very bitter, fruity, sweet flavored texture. Very thick and chewy. made the glass sticky-icky-icky! Wammo... kicked some ass in!

4.1
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Entered from old notes. Bottle, split with muenster and NachlamSie. Pours bright orange with retentive white head. The aroma is rather hoppy--grapefruit, pineapple, some pine, and some cookiedough malt behind it. The flavor has lots of fresh citrus, grapefruit, orange, lime, lemon, kiwi. The malt profile is subtle, but perfect for the level of bitterness. Dry woody finish, warm aftertaste. It gets more orangey with time. This is very good.

4.2
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2007
22 oz bottle: Pours a perfect honey amber hue. Lofty billowing peach coloured head, mostly lasting, leaving sheets of lace. Nose of apricots, vanilla, cherry, big citrus, perfumey, floral radiant hops. Chewy pale malts provide firm structered backbone for a total onslaught of hops from every direction. Alcohol is evident in dry warming finish. All grapefruit, pine, sticky lingering hops. Quite a nice brew I say. Thank you ALeSmith for rockin your brews out east hey!

4
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2007
Bottle in trade with ClarkVV. Hazy peach with tawny tinge with a bright white head that at first was rocky and left behind sticky lacing. Magnificent aroma of lychees, orange rind, flowers and honey. Very sweet up front mixed with some spice (like the mango chutney I used to get at the local Indian takeaway) followed by a big slug of lasting hoppy bitterness. This beer sings for me - the bags of bold fruit and hops makes it a memorable bottle.

4
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle from Ty5592 from a while back. I drank this thinking it was the Winter one because the wording was the same on the label. Pour was orange and spritzy with strong and crisp floral and citrus hops bursting out. Flavor is rich and true, as every alesmith I’ve ever had has been. Very nice beer that I wish was readily available to me.

4.2
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2007 Thanks to Naven for the bottle. Pours hazy orange/amber with a medium-- head. Aroma is grassy hops and big caramel malts. Balanced taste, with the spicy and tropical hops showing through a bit more. Not nearly the alcohol presence or warmth of the winter brew (which I rated yesterday). Medium++ body. Smooth texture. Nice finishing bite. A winner, if not an earth-shaker. Rating 7,3,8,4,16 = 3.8.

7/4/07 brand new bottle from WeeHeavySD. Huge head. Fresher is definitely better. Big grapefruit and pine hops overshadow the malt. Bitter and almost astringent finish. Rating above.


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