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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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Brewed to drink long winter sessions of our favorite card game. Extensive dry hopping combined with a formidable malt bill creates the hoppiest beer in Redwood County!


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (933) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Iím sure this beer is past its prime, but I have no mercy in rating if thereís no best-by date on the bottle. Wish more brewers would do this. Pours a dirty orange with no head and not much lacing. Aroma is caramel and sour yeast. Taste is a yeast bomb, then some funky malt, then a moderately bitter finish that dries out. From the other reviews, this was likely a bad batch or old bottle. Just noticed itís a winter seasonal, so itís probably at least 8-9 months old. Hops are a mere afterthought, making me think somethingís not right here... Iíll finish the bottle, but only because the other Brau Brothers bottle I just opened was spoiled as well and Iím not pouring two bottles down the drain in a single night. Get it together, people.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25379) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and basil. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33452) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A pale golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39110) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild peachy and light grapefruity. Mild citric and light peachy. Bitter and herbal. Citrusy and peachy dry finish.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of hasselHOFF. Thanks Kyle! Pours quite hazy reddish orange appearance with no head. Caramel, dark bread, somewhat citrusy, a bit spicy aroma. Goopy, sweet caramel malty, orange candy, boozy flavor. Honestly, makes me gag. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
BITTER - too much so. Not very enjoyable on it's own - needs a formidable pairing to match this bitter hop-filled ale. Not any sweetness to speak of - tart with a bitter beginning and finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1075) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle pour. Decent beer here that doesnít quite have as much hop profile as the marketing would have you believe.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Rate beer calls this an American APA, Beer Advocate calls this as an American IPA: I think itís more of a Belgian IPA. There has to be Belgian yeast in this, even though no one has mentioned that in the reviews that I have read. I think this is a well brewed beer, and fairly well balanced but Iím not that big on Belgian IPAís,, especially when the wild yeast and hop bitterness dominate the after taste!. I certainly wonít buy this beer again, even if I find it for $5.99, for a six pack, again

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours unclear dark amber with a tight foamy off white head that fades to a film and slight lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and earthy light hops. Taste has subtle bitter earthy hops and slight herbal qualities along with caramel malt and light spice. Palate is medium gritty and chalky. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Clear amber pour with a very small off-white head. Piney hop aroma with some very light licorice notes. Taste is a blend of citrus hops and sweet malt with a faint smoky taste. Hides the ABV quite well. Pretty decent APA.


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