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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
12oz bottle - The beer pours out a hazy orange body, 1" small white head. Moderately hopped, nicely balanced. Soft malty sweetness, some grapefruit-like hops come up. Flavor is sweeter up front with a nice bitter grapefruit finish. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1082) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Poured from bottle. Promising aroma of hops and spiced malt. Good lookin partly cloudy gold. I taste piney and citrus hops with pepper, grass and malt. Feels a bit astringent at first but it mellows quickly. Interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Floral aroma with a bit of tropical fruit. Full bodied with much hop. Finish is like a strong ale.
Earlier Rating: 10/19/2008 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle. Poured orange gold with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Floral and citrusy aroma. Hoppy flavour. Balanced with some sweetness to balance the hop. Lasting middle of the tongue finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
IPA-like winter warmer. Think low-bitterness IPA with winter warmer spices. Unusual to say the least, but the jury is still out on whether straddling these two styles makes sense. B/B-

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7805) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy amber with a modest beige head and a honey aroma. There is a medium-bodied toffee flavor with a bittersweet honey and citrus finish. An interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy orange body, full of sediment, thin off-white head. Nose of oxidized citric hops and lots of bready/crackery malt and yeast. Hoppy body with orange and tangerine rind and pulp, toasty, bready malts, and alcohol notes. Bitter, hoppy finish. Light caramely sweetness. Not bad but Iíll review a fresher bottle next winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (401) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: lightly, grapefruity hoppy Appearance: small, rocky, white, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and fair lacing. Tiny body particles, and cloudy, light-amber body. Taste: lightly bitter and citrusy initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: very good and easy to drink while still being interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2013
12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine
Appearance: Pours hazy golden with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruits and grapefruit
Taste: Citrus, caramel, grassy and bitter pine
A nice beer, I like this

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with almost no head. Nose is a little hoppy, but not overly so - some bits of floral notes in there. Taste is a little bitter, but fairly well balanced. Iíd have guessed IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Nose a beautiful load of orange peel (+ juice + rind), lovely brightness and punch from the strong hops. Lightly hazy orange body with a short whitish head. Taste is big on the citrus, mild alcohol, light-medium bitterness, not too sweet, medium-full body with bready streaks. Chinook here is fresh and lusty, touch of wood and dank, with plenty of oil in the finish and long hoppy aftertaste. Had this at [3.6] to start but the bottle is quite in its prime and my level of enjoyment is off the charts right now.

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