CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep amber color with a solid layer of tan foam and bubbles. Aroma is a blend of caramel, citrus peel, pine resin and toasted malts. The flavor opens up with lots of caramel malt, grapefruit rind and pine along with some brown sugar, tropical fruit and citrusy alcohol notes. The body is mildly creamy with moderate carbonation and more caramel, malt and booze in the finish. Overall, an enjoyably well-rounded Holiday Ale.
jmohno (1139) - Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 winter 8.5%. Murky color of reddish brown heady foam, good lace. Aroma is sweet vinious planty musty malty dry toast a bit of alcohol. Not real impressive and kind of a musty old nutty modly aroma. TAste is smooth creamy, caramel malts,somewhat sweet but not overly, some roast mildly and some planty hops with some mint character. From what I remember I like the summer version better, this tastes a bit old but maltier.
ajnepple (2566) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared from Applejack, into a pint glass. Lacy orange-red appearance with a beige head. Resinous and spicy hops, pine, light caramel, toffee. Medium plus bitterness balanced by moderate sweetness.
beertholomeus (897) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a burnt red color with a khaki head. Hop, resin, citrus, pine, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth hop and caramel finish.
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BrewDog Birmingham; dark red pour with a thin off white head, hint of spice and malt on the aroma, taste has pine, spice, very autumnal, caramel.
williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red pour, aroma of maple syrup, flavor is syrup, caramel, spices and hops. Pretty tasty.
rayg1 (568) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gald to have AleSmith in North Carolina! Pours out a dark red color with a light tan colored head. Smell is hoppy, grapefruit, caramel malts, and pine needles. Taste is sweet and rich, slightly bitter with a touch of salt, but not too much. Very creamy mouthfeel. Great beer wonderful stuff.
tonypreto (128) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bottle poured into glass. Aroma is slightly hoppy with a ton of caramel maltiness. Pours a gorgeous redish brown with a light tan head that slowly dissipates. Very smooth up front with a decent amount of hops, great watery mouthfeel with slight carbonation and a very malty finish.
bookman10 (663) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber, with medium sized head. Strong malt and hop aromas. Flavor is an almost equal mix of hop and malt, some grassiness complemented by quite a bit of malty sweetness, making for one very satisfying brew overall.
bphicks123 (13) - - DEC 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Favorite seasonal beer I have tried all winter. Good mix of alesmiths traditional IPA with a subtle grass spice that is distinctly different
gramity (1465) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber into snifter. Poured a beautiful dark red amber with a fluffy off-white head. It’s a really lovely balance between the caramel sweetness of the malts and the resinous hops.