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RATINGS: 1425   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Pours out a nice deep amber color with a decent beige head. Aroma is very floral and hoppy. Flavor is a nice intense bitter at first and then mellows out to a sweet citrus clean finish. I love this beer. It left me yearning for more like a horny school girl on a hot summers night.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2007
65 cl bottle. Amber colour with a nice white head. Lovely aroma of caramel and nice hops. Wonderful flavour of hops, very nice balance between caramel, alcohol and hops. Ends up very lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle thanks to Christian. Amber coloured with a wonderfull dense off-white head. Beuatifully balanced. Smooth mouthfeel. Nough said really.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Cloudy Amber with massive beige head. Oiley hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter taste. Similar to other west coast imperial IPAs. Nothing much to distinguish it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This beer was shared with me by ross. Thanks again man. Ross told me this beer was an 2004 vintage so it was a bit past its prime. The beer pours out a nice orange with a decent head after three years. The aroma is light hops and a hint of citrus. Taste is much more mellow than design due to the age but still some decent hops present. Some malty sweetness comes out with the citrus flavors hitting you at the end. I have to say I enjoyed this one.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manetsdad (12) - USA - FEB 12, 2007
A bit maltier than your standard double IPAs though there is a great hop presence throughout. I appreciate the caramel flavors though I think this is more of a strong ale like Double Bastard than a double IPA as the style has been defined. A great beer and Ill drink it wherever I see it.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (2178) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2007
22oz. bomber: This one pours a slightly orangish-amber color. There is quite the frothy head on it. There is a big hop nose to this one. Mainly grapefruit to the nose. The beer itself is medium bodied. The hops are present, but not overpowering to the taste. A hint of caramel in the background. Very drinkable. Nice to be able to buy this in Mass.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Quite bitter, a taste bud bruiser for sure. Reddish orange color with little head. Bitter grapefruit, mild caramel notes to help balance, and more bitterness. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2008 July 2007, a fresh 2007 bottle. pours semi-hazy golden with fluffy white head. nose is very fruity pnw hops - pinnapple, grapefruit, and piney notes, with cookie and some alcohol coming through. flavor has some hop bitterness but lots of sweet alcohol, some cookie, oh man what happened to this beer it isnt nearly as good as it once was.3.2.

7/17/08, fresh 2008 bottle. big thanks to giarcus for this extra! pours a hazy yet bright golden orange with creamy white head. aroma of apricot, citrus, and grapefruit hop notes, some biscuity malt and alcohol barely coming through. nicly bitter iipa, that is piney and grapefruity, balanced with a big malt backbone. really smooth drinkable brew but nowadays there are many ipas in this league if not better. just about every flossmoor ipa is as good as this. anyway, this is much better than the ’07 vintage.3.8.


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