jcnielsen (2187) - 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.
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this is a bigger beer than their regular ipa, and i like it better. fuller body, aroma is similar (but maybe spiced?), taste is stronger, which is good in this instance. only 22’s @$4, though."
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This ale is medium in color, medium in body, and medium in alcohol content. The malt is understated, without a distinct taste, and the hops are overstated, like an IPA. IT is a good hoppy beer, but without the delicious malty flavor to balance out the hops.
jrodooo5 (1034) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pretty smooth ipa! Has a good copper pour w/ a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is subtle but hoppy. The taste is clean & crisp for an ipa. No lingering bitterness but not exactly a flavor explosion either. It’s a drinkable ipa but not spectacular.
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes: Pours a nice amber color with white head. Christmas type spices, citrus, and pine on the nose; all follow onto the palate. I like the spice on this one, gives it a different flavor profile than the typical IPA. Very enjoyable for the holidays.
BVery (6559) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear orange amber pour with a small head. Nice hop profile - very aromatic. Subtle spices in here too. Nice beer.
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is translucent red/orange with a small white head. Aroma is of nutmeg, spice, citrus peel, and caramel. Flavor is hoppy up front with notes of orange and lemon, but finish is sweet and spicy. Interesting, not bad.
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was hazy ruby light brown with diminishing off white creamy 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are toffee, rye, vanilla, spices soft sweet malts, no alcohol. Taste are soft sweet malts upfront with touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, then soft grapefruit, lemon and pine on the soft bitter backend. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then slight bitterness with winter warmer base. An interesting cross of styles.
Banksiz (29) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel-molasses nose with some raisin-butterscotch. Rich. A bitter bite, more roasty than hoppy. Medium to heavy body, bitter finish. Good winter warmer. General impression is that of a beer in the 8% ABV range rather than the 6.5% it actually is.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. more red than orange. Pretty. Nice aroma. Nice taste. A holiday ale that's basically in name only. None of the spices.
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dlovell2 (823) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear copper color with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with a caramel malt aroma hidden behind it. Smooth caramel malt start with a piney hop finish. Lingering bitterness in finish.