1more4dessert (334) - 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.
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really a nice combination of winter warmer and IPA. Not sure I could pick it out of a style lineup, but itís bright, piney, citrus-y and it has a toffee/caramel finish.
seehaferb23 (125) - - NOV 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$3.99 at NW Growlers. Nice blend between two beers. Cheers to the holiday beers.
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glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate to heavy orange for the hops, light musty for the yeast, with a hint of date in the background. Head is small, frothy, off-white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky amber orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and moderately acid, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, slick, with a lively carbonation and a moderately astringent and a mildly sticky finish. A nice citrusy hopped IPA with a warm feel for the beginning of the holiday season.
AnokaBrewer (126) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden amber color with very little head. Aroma of citrus and hops.
While it said it was a holiday beer, I believe that was more due to release date than any spice or added flavorings to the beer, as I really didnít pick up on any. It was a very good strong IPA.
Beerathon (1668) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Christmas style IPA isnít really my thing. Getting pine, syrupy sweetness, spices, muddled earthiness. Meh.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy copper with thick frothy white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops. Nice bitter hop bite up front followed by some sweet caramel malts and bread. Medium bodied. Nice lacing. Dry piney bitter finish.
furthur (545) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at share, medium amber body, little head, some lacing. Aroma sprucy and citrus. Taste is hoppy, citrus and spruce and light malt, a little lychee. Palate is nice and smooth, not too rich. Carbonation about right, not too sharp.
rproff78 (163) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good holiday ale. The hoppiness is stellar! Full sail always impresses me with their tasty brews.
Ctplt777 (382) - - NOV 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great IPA. Itís a little spicier and theres some awesome stuff going on. Really hoppy. Tons of pine and citrus on the aroma and some other spices. Taste is bitter and hoppy with tons of pine. One of the piniest christmas IPAís Iíve had. Definitely try this one. Cheers!
slowrunner77 (7864) - 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 22ís @$4, though."