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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Here is the full-bodied seasonal ale that brings meaning to Winter Warmer. With a snappy hop character, this isnít just another brown beer masquerading as a seasonal. This is hearty fare brewed for the season of celebrations. Enjoyed at ease with friends and food, Winterfish will put a glow in the cheeks and warmth in the veins. Pale and honey malts provide an abundantly deep foundation. Then, for bittering, flavor, and aroma, we use 100% Yakima Chinook hops in the kettle. For additional flavor and aroma, itís more Yakima Chinooks in the hop-back. Perfect for festive feast, this is the hoppiest winter ale we know of! Savor a pint and youíll know why Northwesterners agree: An ice cold Winter never sounded better!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6285) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Draft pour. Clear light amber color with ivory head. Mild, but nice tropical fruit, perfumed light pit fruit, spicy hop aromas. Medium bodied. Nice spicy, tropical fruit hoppy flavors with light pit fruits, on a crystal malt base___nice IPA
Earlier Rating: 12/14/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Clear amber with a fleeting head. Nice piney, grassy hop aroma. Medium body with light carbonation. Good caramel and nutty malt flavors with a strong grassy hop taste in the finish. Nice winter time IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem OR $1.79 Pours a slightly hazy golden colour wit a large thick and luxurious head. Very nice hoppy aromas..mainly spruce/pine and some floral aspects, slight biscuity malt. Taste is very balanced and sweeter than i thought it would be..a candy sugar sweetness..it mellows a bit but still sweet even to the end.Some hops but not nearly as much as anticipated by the nose. Palte is fine enough just not good enough to support the near cloying sweetness. OK beer just way too sweet for my tastes. NOTE: this says Winterfish Ale under the initial title..but this is not the same as the regular Winterfish Ale i enjoy most years. even if the alc is the same
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2006 Total Score: 4.1
12 oz single. Darkish orange beer with a small off white head, that goes fast, leaving some lace. Great sweet spicy hop aromas more grapefruit than pine! Lovelly tasty IPA indeed..great flavors of pink grapefruit and sour berries and a wonderful honeyish sweetness to balance the tartness. Very nice mouthfeel quite smooth and delictable. Overall a very very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
12oz bottle pours with a slightly hazy deep gold body that supports a dirty white head. The aroma offers up sweet malts, pine hops, a bit of floral hops and then some mild fruity peach and apple notes. The taste begins with a pleasing mix of pine hops, some floral hops, peach, red apple and then some grapefruit citrus hops. It then slides smoothly toward the finish with a pleasing level of flavor and bitter citrus and pine hoppiness. Iím really digging this but it is a bit odd as an IIPA.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2006 Total Score: 3.9
Poured the 12oz bottle into my cozy 16oz tumbler. The brew was copper in color and had a thin off white head. The aroma was freshly cut sweet tangelo or some apricot-grapefruit combo. Pungent. Behind the sweetness also lurks the more tart grapefruitiness of the hops. Tastes a lot like it smells. The sweet grapefruit flavor is so fresh it seems like there should be a wedge of it struggling to stay afloat in the beer. As the flavor progresses the sweetness of the grapefruit becomes more tart. At the same time the light malts begins to make an appearance. But the malts appear to be just the garnish next to the hoppy main course.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Total Wine, McLean 12oz: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is piny, citrusy, with some malty backbone. Taste is hoppy, but mostly in a very bitter way. Kind of cloying without even being all that sweet. I donít know, but perhaps my mood was not right for this beer, for I did not enjoy it very much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (981) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2013
orange lemon hoppiness like summer, flowery. thicker than I expected, but thatís good, citrus supplemented with leather & caramel, smooth balance, clear darkish yellow with modest off white head. maybe too balanced, for my own edgy leanings. well done in its frame.
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2006 Total Score: 3.7
sharply citrus hops. head thin and quickly gone. flattish and dense in the mouth, some good aroma escaping. my tongue is quickly numbed, grapefruit peeling, vague sense of honey. quite visceral. sugar-alcohol warming. sense the malt more by the weight than what my tongue can see. the hops keeps echoing in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thehinge (283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Lively, orange, well carbonated pour. Has a decent white head. Grassy aroma. Lemony flavor on the front end with a mildly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6812) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle from Total Wines, Sterling VA. Deep gold with a slight white head. Big citrus fruits, a hint of earthy spice, warming alcohol in the finish. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
k9coug (102) - USA - DEC 4, 2013
I make it a habit not to buy anything that is labeled organic. Luckily for this beer, it was not so labelled or I never would have tried it. Aroma stands out inthis beer as it does with the Fish IPA. Probably uses Willamette finishing hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours amber with short lasting lacy white head. Aroma of subtle citrus. Medium body, with a dry bitter finish. Flavors of grapefruit. Aftertaste is a lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of bright citrus. Taste is bitter lemon, dry finish.


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