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RATINGS: 1427   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle from trade with SamuraiArtist. Thanks Ezra! Pours a hazy golden color with an off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles. Taste is pretty much the same. This is another hop bomb. I think the malts are basically over powered to the point they are barely noticeable. Has a definite bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2005
I loved this beer. Citrusy and malty and hoppy - all integrated aromas and flavours that linger with a great balanced bitterness. Not nearly as uncalled for as some of the Imperial IPAs being foisted on us - this was a truly wonderful beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Spilt this bottle (Blue and Red label) with Duane. This is an amazing IIPA! A perfect blend of citrusy, hoppy bitterness and sweet malts. Velvety medium mouthfeel coats your entire tongue and also lingers of the back of your palate. I couldnt think of any way they might have done better with this one, so I had to give it a 5. Id really like to try the Winter release to see if its any different, as well as revisit Dreadnaught to see which beer is truly the best of the IIPAs.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (542) - California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Bottle pour, cloudy golden color, very little head but that may be due to a bad pour. Grapefruit aroma with some other sweeter citrus i can?t identify. Elegant flavor profile: understated citrus bitterness, a resin note, caramel sweetness, and some tobacco spice combine perfectly. Certainly one of the more complex IPAs I have had. Stunning.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
22oz bomber. Mmmmm this is some good stuff. Excellent aroma very hoppy, smells citrusy with the slightest hint of malts. Pours a hazy orange with a froathy white head that sticks around. Tastes very bitter with a nice balance of malts to follow. Excellent brew and perfect fit for summer time boozin

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (532) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Poured from bomber. Amber gold with medium off white head with nice lingering lacing. Nose was hops, malt and citrus with a hint of vanilla. Tasted as good as the aroma, with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andersand (529) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2010
Hazy orange colour with a dense white head that leaves some amazing lazing on the snifter. Aroma is very balanced of fruity and very light caramelly malt, fruity and piney, slightly perfumey hops with prominent grapefruit notes. Flavour delivers what the aroma promises plus a big dose of sweet fruity malts and a more than expected bitter and dry finish. Very balanced, clean and drinkable (like a 6-7ABV IPA.) Mouthfeel is lively with quite harsh carbonation, keeps things drinkable though, dangerously so. Another winner from Alesmith which would probably have blowed my mind if I tried a truly fresh bottle..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Poured copper with off white head. Aroma of strong earthly hops. Flavor was much of the same with citrus hints throughout. Very smooth for an overly hopped brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maddog (526) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Did not overly excite me, surprisingly so. I thought it would better. With that being said, it was still a good beer. Poured a clear light amber with a nose of fruit and hops. The flavor was that of citrus and fruit with a slight bit of spice on top of the malt. A decent double IPA, but not in the league of Majaraha, Hercules, 90 Min, Old 21, Pliny the Elder et al. Maybe, I need to try this one on draft to fully appreciate this beer. I am quite surprised that this beer is the 5th highest rated double IPA in the world.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dojken (525) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
Flaska. Hr pratar vi kvalitet. Vilka trevliga dofter av hav tng vtt grs samt toner av gdsel. S jkla balanserad o s alla smaker som man vill ha. Eftersmaken r ngot man vill ens barn ska uppleva.


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