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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Working on a winter seasonal, our brewers fell through the Looking Glass and found themselves staring right in the bloodshot eye of a penguin gone bad. Bigger, bolder and with even more attitude than Igloo Ale, the smooth, spiced, high gravity Killer Penguin Strong Ale puts the "hot" in winter warmer. Grains: British Dark Caramel Malt, U.S. 2-Row Barley. Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade and Top-Secret Brewmaster's Spice.

NOTE: This entry is for the spiced versions (made prior to 2005).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
A good beer but a little too much on the grapefruity side to be among my favorites. 9% not noticeable at all. Spiced, but I didn't notice it very much. However, why the hell don't brewers tell you on the label that you are buying a spiced beer? The elusive 600th rating for me, lets see what the current song is...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Malty sweet in both the aroma and the flavor. Balance well with hops. Maybe a little pepper is the only spice I might notice. Slightly bitter on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Bottle from Eyedrinkale. Red-amber colored. Nice white head leaves decent lacing. Perhaps a touch oxidized in aroma, strange spices also. Fairly smooth, alcohol is very much in the background. Some ginger flavors. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
bottle. cool name. some carbonation in the body, copper-red colour. interesting aroma, flowery perfume. sweet big malty body. tasty

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear red, bubbly off white head. great aroma of dried fruit, soy, heard candy and malt. flavour is pleasantly tart with raisin and cherry. some molasses and sugasr flavours and roasted malt. finish dies early. nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Very little head, covering the dark amber brew. Flavor is good, but it isnt that exciting. I was hoping for more of a robust flavor. However, they did a fine job of hiding the 9% in it. The only hint of it is the thin, hoppy, spiced ending.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Reddish color with a huge, foamy, off-white head. Aroma is malty with a maple-syrup like sweet with caramel. Flavor has caramel and some toasted malts, with a pretty significant bitterness towards the finish. An alright brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Deep garnet red in colour, short lived off-white head. Sweet pineapple taste, strong hop presence with an equally present hop aftertaste. Finest lacing clings to the glass all of the way to the bottom. All of the characteristics of a world-class west coast IPA; grapefruit, pine, orange, pineapple, rather acidic. Pleasant malty balance, with a touch of spice in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Nice dark amber color,small white head that faded quickly and left little behind.The aroma was malty and caramel with a decent light fruit and maybe a mild spice thrown in there as well.The flavor was mild malt and fruit with a decent sweet side and mild hops over all i’d say not bad and better then some brews i’ve had of this style.It’s well worth a try at least once and for sure a few more times beyond that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (533) - Naples, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Reddish orange color with an off white head. Sweet carmel, sugar candy aroma with some florals. Some veggies in the taste along with some sweetness and some bitterness. This one may have been past its prime but still enjoyable.


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