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Chelsea Hoppy Holiday Ale
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
Draught at Ginger Man, 36th NYC
Amber color; creamy head; nice lace. Very nice aroma of sweet caramel, hop, pine needles and some fruits (pink grapefruit). Full mouthfeel, good malt, a lot of residual sugars without being cloying, powerful and aromatic hopping, both fruity and resiny. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Tap at the brew pub, Chelsea Pier - 01/03/12. Listed at the brewpub as 9%ABV and titled ’Hoppy Holidays’. Mid brown verging on dirty orange in colour with a small to medium white head. Hoppy citrus nose with sweet malt and caramel background notes. Again taste is citrus but not mega hoppy, get a little biscuit and caramel and grassy notes. Medium bodied and easy drinking for it’s strength.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
Enjoyed on cask at Cole’s Cask Ale Fest. Very rich and good (great) malting. This year’s edition is much more a dark Belgian and not an American pale at all. A great cask.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Deep amber beer with light haziness. Fresh piney hop aroma over a soft sweet caramel malt base. Brown bread and a touch of spiciness as well. Warming brings out some peach/orange hop aroma as well. Flavour shows toffee, caramel, and other medium crystal malts. Light spiciness and pine flavour. A disturbing hint of diacetyl that I’m not a fan of, but otherwise a decent, if uninspired ASA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
2008-12-06. Dark mahogany brown body with a smallish foamy off-white head and some lacing. Light sweet aroma of malt, muted spices. (7+) Smooth average plus palate is very lightly carbonated. (3+) Rather good. Touch muted at times but lovely overall. <i>Cask at Coles, Buffalo</i>

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Keg at the tap, 20/02/14- 9.25% ABV. Mid-clouded honey amber with a cream cap. Aroma wet fur, grapefruit, papaya and peppery booze. Drinkable and mellow with unspecified tropical and floral hop; mandarins in jelly, peppery hints; underlying honey and biscuits sodden with Southern Comfort. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6114) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Cask at Buffalo Cask Ale Festival. Pours Dr. Pepper red with a thin beige head. The aroma is fruity and floral hoppy, like an orange hard candy. The flavor is caramel malt, oranges, candy sugar and floral hops. Seems a little bit muddled, but really it is quite nice and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5889) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2007
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY . Medicinal & Herbal hop flavor with sweet malt flavor. Citrus hop presnece also. Pretty good offering

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5789) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
[1887-20081206] Cask. Dark bready yeast and tea aroma. Clear, dark red amber body with quick white bubbles. Sweet honeyed hoppy bread malt flavour notes a heavy yeast. Medium body. Nice sweet and enjoyable, like the hops.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Gravity at BT. Pours an amber brown body with a lifeless tan lacing. Aroma is very hoppy pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Drinks with a heavy hop body initially and then finishes very light with honey. This was excellent.


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