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Bale Breaker High Camp Winter Warmer

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Named for the ski lodge atop our local White Pass Ski Resort, High Camp Winter Warmer takes Bale Breaker’s signature hop-forward style to a slightly darker side. Perfect for the season, this winter beer hits first with a malty backbone of spice and chocolate. Dry-hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Mosaic, the hop character in High Camp bursts with pine and grapefruit. And at 7.3% ABV, this fireside sipper is sure to warm from the inside out.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (292) - Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Clear appearance. Burnt orange color. Minimal head that collapses quickly. Perfect lacing. Aroma is weed, honey, orange, and cooked peas. Light bodied. Thin texture. Taste burnt coffee. Long bitter finish. Slight cocoa flavor. This is a good beer but does not compare to top cutter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdrinker79 (1861) - Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2016
32 oz crowler- Pours cola brown with a nice off white head that holds nicely leaving thick cobwebby lace. Aroma is fresh citrusy hops, very clean and appealing, some caramel malt mixed in with all those hops. The taste is a bit more of a winter warmer, only with a strong hop bite, creamy caramel malts, bitter hops, still very clean and tasty. Carbonation is a bit low, body is medium but fairly thin for the style. Very good, a winter warmer with a Bale Breaker twist, i like it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours clear dark brownish caramel with medium white lacy head. Aroma is mild sweet nutty malt, crisp resinous hops take over midway through. Taste is clean dark caramel malt, although much less so than the nose. Big dank earthy hops dominate, dark citrus and pine notes standout. A bit of an odd style, the winter DIPA, but this is solid. Would like to have a bit more malt flavor to stand up to the heavy hops here though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17458) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WA
Beautiful amber color with compact head. A rich malt and caramel backbone, moderately sweet, with strong quality hopping.
Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
On tap @ Capones, an evening destination for TvM’s Bachelor Party NW Ale Trail Expedition. Clear, deep tea-amber, small white head. Caramel malts, a touch earthy, some tea, nice citrus hop character, moderately bitter finish. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (14042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Amber-brown, rich head, sweet toasty malt with orangey notes...Christmas orange...light crystal malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9756) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Draft - Lots of pine and caramel. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Balanced hoppy and very nice. I don’t get any of the chocolate or spice though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Seattle Winter Beer Festival 2014, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, with notes of Christmas spices, piney hops, and some bready notes. Flavour brings out lots of piney hops, along with bready, biscuity malt. Nicely balanced, with everything in good proportion. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7044) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft at The Last Drop. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy light tan head that sticks around for a while. Big sweet grapefruity nose, very juicy and acidic, with moderately toasted caramel under that. Sticky thick body with lively carb. Sweet and tangy, lots of caramel and grapefruit on the mid palate. Dark, nutty, slightly earthy malt qualities as well. Big, forward, bruising ASA that actually drinks very smoothly and fairly cleanly. Most enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2035) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at Bobs in Yakima. From notes 11-14-14. Pours a reddish copper color. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Really smooth flavor entirely throughout. Nice bitter hop presence in the finish. Long lasting, lingering flavor. Love the balance between hops and malt. Definitely stays true to the name, as it was about 20 degrees out when I was enjoying this, and I was doing just fine. Good stuff here.


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