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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (170) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at the Padonia Ale House. Pours a real dark brown. Small tan head. Nice hop taste while not being the main focus of this brew. The malts take over to give a nice smooth finish. A little bitter. Real good beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HoppyAlesToYou (156) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Slight caramel aroma with a little hint of Sweet Tarts. Bitter on the tongue, with a decent malt background. A bit watery for an extreme beer, the mouth feel could be fuller. Not bad, but not special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Pours a copper color, this is a really good winter beer. Great malty aroma and flavor, with a hop/spice finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 Cask conditioned: Crisp floral hop aroma backed by a bit of caramel malts. The mouth feel was very smooth with a very nice piney and floral hop flavor. A very nice beer and the 7.50% ABV is well masked. Bottled: The hops, both aroma and flavor seem more pronounced in the bottled version. This has become my ’go to’ beer this winter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2007
12oz bottle. pours amber/brown with nice tan head. very hoppy smells. medium body, malty and super hoppy. finishes slightly sweet. a rich beer, very worthy of the cool label and apt name.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2006
Nice clear pour, with fluffy white head. Great piney hop aroma. The flavor strikes a good balance of earthy hops and caramel maltiness. Quite drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Poured a clear brownish amber. The nose was hoppier than I expected, as was the other Clip City ale I had (loose cannon). Woh, a lot more bittr than I expected, too. Not very smooth, but that’s OK. Medium character. Sweet maltiness is pretty subtle. Overall, a slightly better than average brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Yellow-beige head w/ light lacing. Hoppy aroma with tea and grass. Pours a dark honey color. Flat hoppy flavor with clinging palate, not very smooth. Tea aftertaste. Not the best I’ve had from Clipper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Deep copper color, thin head with a malty, somewhat hoppy aroma. The mouth is full and sweet, with a background bitterness. Slight fruitiness and a moderately bitter fadeout. So far the Heavy Seas line is impressive for it’s attempts, but somewhat of a letdown in the results. Still recommended though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2006
A lovely brew. Well knit flavours reveal plenty of toffee and toast in the malt and a pretty nice dose of ESB bitterness. The colour is rich pretty brown matched with hints of coffee and and peppery spice. yum.


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