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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Editor’s note: new and completely reworked version of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1830) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2011
16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy orange/amber color with an inch and a half frothy off-white head. Head retention is good, and there is a lot of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel), pine and a bit of floral hops, along with some sweet malt. It tastes mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, lemon and orange peel) and pine hops, and a bit of malt. There’s also a nice lingering bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s somewhat sticky and slick with good carbonation. I think this is a good brew, now I’m looking forward to trying their other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle sample at the Evil Twin tasting at Ale Wine & Spirits on 5/19/11. Pours clear gold with a thick off-white head. Piney hop aroma with grassy hops and citrus. Very crisp on the nose. Dank and soapy hop flavor with a spicy hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011, De Kasteelhoeve, Doorniksesteenweg 314, Outrijve (Avelgem), Belgium.

Unclear medium orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, grapefruit, peel bitter, citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110403]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7579) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2011
500. Pours a murky dark amber with a big rocky whitish head and plenty of drippy lace. Enormous and amazing piney nose, just a fresh forest scent of the most pleasant variety. Highwater mark for piney IPA noses. Creamy medium body with lively carb. There’s caramel on the mid palate and probably some toast as well, but, wow, there’s a lot of oily, acidic, tannic, biting pine flavor there. Ripping and stomping. Long piney resin finish. What this beer has to do with winter holidays, I haven’t the foggiest idea, but it certainly is delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11173) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
Enjoyable DIPA. Bottle at Ginger Man NYC shared with George. Big hops, lts of orange flabour, above average carbonation. Big in face hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 17, 2011
De barril. Hazy deep golden colour with a small but steady white head. Pleasant fruity hoppy aroma, sweet like. Good mouthfeel, pleasant. Flavour is fresh with fruity bitter hops, pine and citrus. Long lasting bitter fruity hoppy citrus finish. Niiiice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Hazy. Dense light beige head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, spice, citrus, orange and flowers. Flavour quite similar. Loads of flowers and fruits. Citrus, caramel and spice as well. MEdium to full bodied. Has a citric heavy bitter end. Quite balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. Clear pale orange with a fluffy white head.Nose is pine and spruce with hints of toffee and dough. Creamy medium body with a soft tingle, finishing with a bite. Taste is juniper, orange peel and lime. A citrus explosion. Very good but expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
Very pale golden straw pour with a tight white head. The aroma is lovely. Loads of pine and citrus with a soft resinous bitterness. As it warms up the bitterness really picks up - enamal-peeling bitterness. Lightly fruity and very aromatic. As it warms up there’s a crapload of zesty citrus. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (4175) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
09-MAY-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken". Orangey with huge off-white head that coats the glass. Heavily bitter with grape fruit and pine. Very very creamy and very long. Malts are on the light side. Some fruity notes, but mostly velvet bitterness and no alcohol... Love the bitterness in this one.

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