beernovice39 (3228) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Clear amber/ copper with a thin off white head. Scent is pine, citrus and bread. Taste is caramel, pine and fruit.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. pours a hazy copper, white lacy head. nose is resinous grapefruit like, malty. mouth is upfront, grassy, bitter, and resinous, malt profile just keep hopping rate in check. overall is a grassy, herbal, and bitter thing. interesting hop profile, strong bitter and resins at work in tandem.
jcnielsen (2442) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to adnielsen for sending. Pours a reddish color with off-white head. Piney, caramel, earthy, hoppy aromas. Piney, caramel, grainy, hoppy flavors. Pretty good.
zoucrew102 (770) - - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is hoppy. Dark amber color with light head. Smooth to start with a very hoppy finish.
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GarrettB (1169) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 26th, 2011 - Another long holiday day spent in pajamas and cowering from the cold and snow, another winter warmer beer on the evening menu. Full Sail’s Wreck the Halls moves away from the cookie cutter malt bombs and brings some hops to play, which feels just about the same to me as decorating a palm tree with Christmas lights. Sure, it’s celebrating Christmas, but with more than a ladle full of blasphemy. Cloudy with an orange marmalade glow, Wreck the Halls immediately distinguishes itself from all of the seasonal brown beers, and divorces itself even more acutely in the aroma, where marshmallow, sweet cream, touches of hops, aloe, bubblegum and even banana portend an ester rich IPA. Surprisingly, the flavor is tart, tangy and sour, like a mild but acidic fruit medley. This makes for a lovely blending with the bitterness of the hops, developing int a light and sweet citrus based IPA, in contrast to those that might lean more towards pine and resinous tastes. Not bad!
KegOstertag (92) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank in pilsner glass from bomber at home. Aroma- smells like rye mixed with hops. Appearance- nice auburn golden color. Light head and good carbonation. Taste- smooth with lighzt hoppiness. Missing something to make this beer stand out. Palate- get a little hop mouthfeel. Not outstanding. Overall- decent ale. Tries to be an ipa but not enough umph. With that said for the price it is a great value at 2.99
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared at the local homebrew Christmas party. Amber pour with some floaters and a white head. Aroma is caramel, hops, and pine sap. Taste is pine, grain, alcohol, and a little floral finish.
scarletfire65 (1058) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Aroma is citrusy Centennial hops, grapefruit, cinnamon. Rich mouthfeel, near full bodied, good carbonation. The flavor is a pleasant blend of bitter citrus, sweet malt, and a hint of spice. The finish is fresh and bright, with a twang of acidity playing off the the malty / bitter balance.
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 22oz. bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a light tan head and lots of visible carbonation. Smooth, medium-full body with excellent carbonation. Excellent flavor of a lightly spiced winter warmer mixed with a West Coast IPA.
1more4dessert (332) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber with french vanilla froth of about 2 fingers. lots of fresh hop character in nose. not sure I detect any spice and not in listed in recipe, so not sure about the "winter warmer" hybrid style they are referring to. Some what SN Celebration like though not as good, especially aroma wise.