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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Geary's Winter Ale is a hearty India Pale Ale; it has a dry maltiness with an intense floral hop finish.
Ingredients: Two row English malt (clarity, crystal and wheat); Mt. Hood, Golding & Fuggle hops.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2003
Bronze colour. Aroma is raspberry, butter, earthy hops – holy Ringwood! Candyish flavour. Sweet and fruity. Astringent minerally note. Finish grows more bitter, but not enough to save it. Based on this and other recent Geary samples, I think maybe they’ve lost control of their yeast. This is ugly.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Until I looked this up I thought it was a pale lager. IPA? You got to be kidding. No aroma or flavor except for a little skunk. Glad I bought one bottle!!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Bottle. Faint nose of hops with almost no discernable head. Pours light amber with a wannaabe IPA palate. Very thin and watery. A Winter Ale?

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
malrubius (1639) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2008
12 ounce bottle in Duvel glass. Minimal aroma. Not sure what the hell is supposed to be going on here. Like drinking water from a rusty faucet. I might need a tetanus shot.

1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2007
no aroma from a amber body with a small white head.Some hop biterness and some honey undertones and a touch of malt in the finish from a very thin body. No way you cold even come close to considering this an IPA.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Imaena (1791) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Not one of Geary’s finest brews. When you have HSA as a winter stalwart why did you go and brew this?

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Pailhead (4606) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is a little off and mostly malt. Light caramel with just faint hops. Pours a transparent light amber with a quickly diminishing white head. Light malt up front with caramel and some other funky flavor that is really unpleasant. You can say it finishes hoppy, but it’s not a good hop flavor. As far as IPA’s that I’ve rated, only Redhook is worse.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2007
My friend Matt brought this one to me from a trip to Maine. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a medium golden color with a small white head. The aroma was sour and tangy with not much good going on. The flavor was bitter, tart and a bit tangy. Not good at all. I was surprised to see it listed as an IPA as there was not real hop presence.


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