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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration between Drakes and Faction. Debuted San Francisco Beer Week 2013.

Takes you to both those moments of aromatic pine-exhultation as distinctly, tree-like notes of woodsy pine resin marry with orange-like aromas from Citra and Amarillo hops in the kettle and the dry-hop. A simple base of American 2-row and light crystal malt let the hops and the tree flavors blossom to intriguing and delicious levels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Tap at Anchor and Hope RB Best of Bay release... Pour is a light clear gold with a nice two finger white head. Aroma is christmas tree.. heavy heavy pine, juniper berries, light citrus, grapefruit. Taste is pine, grapefruit, guava, mango, juniper berries with a lingering honey nut cherrios finish. As it warmed got even nicer. Great balance.. aroma is a bit misleading. Overall a spectacular, bold creation and thought it was an ambitious, creative brew. Highlight of SF beer week

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (900) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap @ rate beer best of the bay. Aroma is piney, spruce tips? Flavor is similar tastes like tree sap. Nice head and lacing

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at Best of the Bay at Anchor & Hope. Thefullpint article was right on. This shit is LITERALLY made with branches of Christmas trees. Aroma and flavor is pine, evergreen, pine needles, and whatever hops make that work. Despite the obviousness of the process, it's pretty damn good. One of the best there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
On tap at Anchor and Hope; aptly named. I love resinous beers; this tastes like u think your tree water would. In a good way.


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