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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This annual favorite is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA and a winter warmer. The result is a bold brew that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Dry hopped to amplify the aromas and flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. Gold medal winner at the 2010 World Beer Championships. ABV 6.5% IBU 68

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2007
1 pt 6 fl oz. Pours hazy orange with a slight off-white head. Thick aromatic nose, perfumed hoppy. Dry flavour, grainy and malty. Spiced. Dry spiced and hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (32903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
A lighty amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is lovely hoppy. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy but also with notes of alcohol, grass, and oil, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a white head. Aroma of fruits, hops and pine needles. Sweet fruity flavour of hops and pine needles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Slightly hazy amber golden with a lightly yellowish head. Fresh and citrusy nose. Medium-bodied, some caramel and then a rather raw and unrefined bitterness. Not exactly impressive. 150807

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (19533) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Brigh orange with medium white head. Aroma of coriander, flavor of coriander, lime, and orange. Very bitter throughout, most prominent in the long finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 15, 2007
Hazy amber color. The aroma is hoppy and quite resiny, dry but perfumy and nice; also a bit soapy. The body is not too strong, with a sweet caramel flavor corrected by some good hopping. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17225) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle shared with Sander at his place, NYC. Pours clear orange with a slight, white foam head. Mild pine and grapefruit in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, light caramel, leaves, gritty pine bitterness, some tropical fruits. Medium bodied with mouth-filling carbonation. Lingering bitter finish, lots of grapefuit rind and dirt, some sweet citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14938) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle at Sune’s (Thanks). Cloudy red/brown - white head. Candy, fruity, cactus, grass, red berries, dryness, soapy, light malty. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Bright middle of the road amber colour. A bit of apricot and hints of leafy hops alongside slightly toasty malts in the aroma. Thereís a surprisingly bold mint note as well. The palate is certainly hoppier than the aroma hinted, with moderate bitterness and earthy, foresty accents (and lots of mint, still). Balancing malts have a slightly toasty accent. Alcohol comes in late, with a dull thud rather than hot or peppery, which I might have enjoyed. OK, so itís not a masterpiece, but itís a competent hoppy ale that is aimed squarely at Full Sailís existing audience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13521) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Aroma of citrus and pine hop. Lightly reddish amber color with a vigorous light tan head. Very floral start, almost rose. Smoothly sweet malt plays against tart and tangy hop. Very good mouth feel; very smooth. Finish drops off to moderate hop level, but it has that piney character that will not go away.

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