trujahwarrior (504) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of caramel, cereal grain, citrus, and pine. Tastes of orange, grapefruit, caramel, and pear. A good hop presence is there as well. Mouthfeel is heavy bodied with medium carbonation. And a semi dry finish. This is a different take on a winter seasonal. I liked the bitter fruit thing going on in this beer.
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow, small white head
Smell light, crisp, hoppy, fruity citrus
Tastes like rainbow road, great tropical fruit hops
Light to mid body
DipHead14 (22) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
he first second after sip is wonderful. Smooth, warm, and subtly sweet. The next second comes back with an unforgiving sharp and bitter bite. Its like tasting all the most beauitful parts of winter, in a snowstorm without anything to keep the frostbite off your face. Its good, but I don’t think I would buy it again.
Stuu666 (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, rich caramel, toffee, fruity spices, pine.
harrisoni (13160) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the BottleDog and drunk at home. It’s either the crystal malt I don’t like or that this is a little less than fresh. Finish though remains pretty fresh. A little spicyness, a little bitterness on the finish. Good mouthfeel good carbonation. Just a little dull. Some ok milk chocolate flavour later. Some ok sting on the finish. Aroma of staleish American malt isn’t great.
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from hunger N thirst. Pours dark and golden with a thin white head. Doesn’t have a lot of lacing. Has a bit of the Christmas tree lot on the nose. Kind of scotchy on the tongue without tasting very good. Finishes a little rough. Not feeling this one.
aleichter (26) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very flavorful ale with and interesting hoppy and malty flavor. Palate is a little sharp. Aroma is very nice and I really like the golden orange color
jake65 (2588) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark golden pour with perfect clarity. A creamy finger of sticky beige head. Great retention and tons of sheet lacing. Nose is mostly citrus and pine with a light hint of caramel malt. Sticky, resin-filled mouthful of pine and floral hops. Some citrus too. A decent malt backer, but great hop flavors dominate throughout. Very nice stuff here.
RichTheVillan (2419) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; deep amber pour with big off white head, fruity tangerine aroma, citrus and grapefruit taste doesn’t taste like a 7.4 ABV well hidden very drinkable.
kramer (4857) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a small fizzy white head. The nose is lightly hoppy with pale bready malt and some light honey like sweetness. The flavor is not all that different from a run of the mill APA, except for a bit bigger body and maybe a hint of alcohol. Lightly citrusy hops that finish a bit short for me. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. An OK effort I suppose. But nothing that stands out all that much.
Tonkun (756) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear red orange pour with a bit of white head that dissipated quickly. Floral, fruity, malty, pine. Medium body with good carbonation. Syrupy and bitter finish.