rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium brown in color. bit of malt, just a touch of sugary sweetness. ample bitterness - more than I really like in the style. some spiciness. tastes like a cross between an IPA and a brown ale. interesting - but not really my type of winter beer.
Ferris (7009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Light citrus and a bit of pith. Clear gold with a decent white head. Pithy citrus hops, light caramel sweetness and a dry finish.
mcberko (8669) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Fish Tale, pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out light piney and resinous hops, not much else. Flavour is well-balanced, with piney and resinous hops, some fruitiness and dry caramel malts to back. Good balance and depth. Nice beer.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, December month notched with no year for dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 1 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, honey, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice IPA. All around good balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to drink. It is at least a year old in age, but still a nicely enjoyable offering as it stands now.
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
no HUGE faults, but doesnít distinguish itself...at all. Piney peachy hops are right on the mark as well, but while it is a fairly bitter beer, it lacks any punch or complexity. An average IPA at best...I was expecting more. Spawned on date of December. The lack of a year combined with the mellowness of the beer, along with other signs of age (the aroma and flavor were similar to other past-their-prime IPAs Iíve had) make me wonder if this was from Dec í07 or í08. Iíll guess í07 as it doesnít taste or smell fresh enough for a 3-4 month old...if it is, that sucks. Not one Iíll have again either way. It may be a good idea to distinguish your winter offering more than this one does. 3/12-tried again. mediocre at best. meh."
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Somehow I neglected to rate this..maybe it is in the journal. Unfiltered orange-tan.Old school crystal malt IPA aroma. Patchy head residue. Big piny Chinook hop tones, hold up quite well. Thick, sugary sweet malt bill courtesy of the Honey Malt I suppose. Pretty good, kind of of old school, but respectable enough.
50belair (2863) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Somewhat clear yellow/orange pour with a white head. Pine and citrus hop aromas. Tangy citrus/grapefruit hop notes with a big malty backbone. Honey subtones. Good body and mouthfeel. Zesty.
SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a bright copper orange with thin off white head. Aroma is soft juicy hops. Taste is very fresh stick hops bitter with softening malt dry finish.
Bulk_Carrier (2572) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The appearance is a hazy golden colored body with a one finger white foamy head and has some mild speckled lacing.
The smell has some bitter cooked hops that kinda come through pretty earthy but controlled with a decent backing by the malts.
The taste is bitter but sweet, not combined, just seems to hang there a bit to leave something to be desired. There is a mild malty yet bitter aftertaste with a dry finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium, and comes across as fairly sessionable for the most part. Carbonation is harsh penetrating enough for an AIPA but not so much as a winter warmer.
Overall, this is not a bad beer, but not really a winter warmer, more of an AIPA that I think I would have again depending upon what else is there.
MadRobin (2286) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Cloudy, bright copper-orange with a small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of citrus, floral hops, bread, pine and caramel.
Taste of pine, grapefruit, biscuit, lemon and caramel.
Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a tea-amber into the glass, with a wispy white head that leaves trace lacing. The nose is of grassy biscuits... with a weird hint of fish.... really weird. Sweet malt upfront, some nuttiness with a peppering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is a bit unilateral in underwhelming activity, not a lot of complexity going on. Maybe it just hit me at the wrong time. Average IPA, nothing standing out about the season or the complexity.