Bricks (466) - Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice honey brown appearance. A bit flat. Very smooth, citrusy, aftertaste of bitter orange peel. Overall subdued, not bad.
hfmejias (397) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle poured a hazy dark brown color, malty and sort of Piney aroma. Taste is nice lots of hops, with a citrus touch/aftertaste...
hypn0toad (254) - Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy. Okay. Not really wintery. Decent overall but not Christmas. Meh meh meh meh meh
HeadyDE (248) - Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft offering..coppery color..aroma and nose are faint to say the least..fairly non descript.filmy head stays a bit..spicy finish but not in a good sense..a bit much..hard to believe that a really solid brewery like evo puts out some really good beers and a few duds..not very impressed with their sprung or this at all...
pinkie (145) - New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Bert for sending this awesome bottle from Maryland. I loved this. Itís everything an IPA is without all the oil. Iím new to the style but here goes. Pours a cloudy copper amber with a decent head that fell fast to a thin film on top and a small ring. Good lace. Nose is heavenly with malt. Itís bread, itís caramel, itís deep and round with a sweetness that takes a backseat in the nicest way. The hops are herbal and pungent, earthy and offer just a hint of lemon. Dark fruits whisper from the nose as it warms but they never fully evince and itís restrained. The taste is toast and breaddy malt with a nice fullness from the understated sweetness. The hops are bitter on the tip of the tongue but itís like they hold it back until the finish and then they realize a full bitter without a lot of oil and without a lot of resin. Carbonation is medium and the body is deft and light.
I could compare this to an IPA or to a red ale. Positively enjoyable with plenty of toast but nothing burnt. The malt is outstanding and lasting throughout the drink. The balance is excellent and the hops hold their own without becoming fruity. Itís creamy but also strong and stately. What a treat.
weharvie (40) - USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: no much here
Appearance: dark copper, clear with a thick tan head
Taste: wonderful malt flavors, slightly bitter, just a hint of spice
Overall: very nice winter seasonal. very drinkable