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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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4.8
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottle shared with the crew in late November. Copper, good sized white head. Aroma is full of citrus and malt - there is a citrus combination here I have never experienced before, wow. Taste - what else is there to say? Bitter, citrusy, like drinking orange juice with body and kick. Perfectly balanced, simply one of the finest beers I ever had a chance to try. The perfect example of a strong IPA (Double, Imperial, whatever). If I was stuck on a deserted island (sans Smoke Monsters) I could survive on this alone.

4.8
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 6, 2007
Hoppy nose of flowers & evergreen, no shortage of citrus. The brew pours clear bronze with amber highlights. The nice cascade resolves into a mountainous white rocky head that is fully lasting and leaves great lace. The flavor is complex as would be expected. Sweet, acidic, and pronounced bitter finish. The full body is super creamy and soft.

4.8
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
bomber from south bay drugs, 2009 bottling. pours a beautiful, slightly hazy, perfect gold with a modest, bright white head and great lacing. aroma is absolutely wonderful and the perfect example of pure citrus hops with notes of pink grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon zest with hints of sweet vanilla, fresh flowers, and ginger snap malts. flavor is truly worthy of the word "perfect". huge, bitter citrus hop notes of juicy grapefruit and orange are elegantly balanced by slightly sweet notes of tropical fruit, vanilla, and light, biscuity malts with a touch of brown sugar leading to a wonderful, lingering, dry, bitter and citrusy hop finish. palate is juicy and medium bodied with a smoothness not found in other DIPAs. overall, a world class brew.

4.8
ColoradoMatty (16) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Oh my good God! I know an excellent DIPA when I taste one, and this it IT! 22oz bomber thanks to an awesome trader. Nose is light and deceiving. There is an unsurpassed smoothness between this most DIPAs. It’s light… and yet has a very hoppy bite. Alcohol is well hidden. A nearly 360 degree sheet of lacing exists that shows every sip . Drinking this beer makes me happy and makes me want more. I high recommend.

4.8
sax (14) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
This may just be the best beer I’ve ever tasted. It is initially like many exceptional IPAs out there. Then the aftertaste kicks in and it’s something I can’t quite describe, but it makes you want to take another drink immediately. SO GOOD. Is this the liquid version of crack?

4.8
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Thanks to mrmiles for the bomber! (reviewed from notes 9/25) A: Pours a very hazy gold/straw color with a big fluffy head. Retention is perfect! Gorgeous pour, and the head is similar to Alesmith’s IPA, which basically looks like meringue S: The nose is kind of subtle, but very balanced. Lots of pale malts play well with a huge citrus note (tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango). This is awesome - Sculpin’s cousin T: Huge bitterness upfront that is balanced by a nice honey-like sweetness. Yeast is unique, and quite flavorful. Citrus, tropical fruit hops are here also. MF/D: Slightly prickly carbonation, but otherwise medium body and pretty smooth. Bittersweet citrus finish. Notes: AleSmith makes some damn good offerings. I believe this is my third offering after Speedway and their IPA, all of which received near-perfect scores.

4.8
melush (4065) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2016 Botella de 65 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado. Sabor a lupulo, afrutado, ligeramente a malta, resinoso, citrico. Una IPA extraordinaria.

4.8
sirsledz (16) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
Great, great, great american beer. Awesome aroma, a lot of citrusy, hops, grapefruit. Great taste, dry with high short bitterness. Very drinkable. Beautiful white head, nice lacing. Brilliant beer. If you’re hop head - you’ll love this beer.

4.8
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Typical fantastic aroma from Ale Smith of tropical fruits and citrus. Mango lemon drop and tangerine. Light malty backbone makes it a great beer not just a hop tea like some. Clean hoppy finish.

4.7
Patrik (796) - Amarillo City, - JUL 8, 2015
Woow jävligt fräsch Dipa doft. Enormt komplex. Hav Gräs Äng. Smaken då??? Jo Krämig medelfruktig marsipan . Jävligt god fy Faaan. Lättdrucken å mjuk fyllig efterbeska . Trotts det hypade betygen hos ölnördar Så måste jag säga De eller Vi har rätt.


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