savnac (2354) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from PDX. Clear deep amber with a smallish off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, prune and alcohol,. Flavor is toasty/bready malt, clean hop bitterness, dried fruit and a light alcohol warming. Medium body with a somewhat slick mouth feel. Really interesting beer, lots of northwest hop character with toasty malt and light alcohol, it all comes together well.
ellsworthwins (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Agree that this does not taste wintery. More like a really tasty west coast ipa. Lots of citrus, herbs. sweet beer. My first Hopworks beer. Very excited for other beers from these guys
RumRunner101 (552) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pine aroma with a light toffee malt backing. Same in the flavour with good balance. Very fresh tasting. Lots of juicy orange and other citrus flavours. Good beer, but nothing about it really seems "wintery’’.
chicowv (452) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at HUB: Pours a nice ruby red/light brown. Good hop balance. Malty, grainy goodness. Fresh, and crisp. Tasting notes are not intense due to good conversation with Slack!
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer. Great hop kick with a fruity aftertaste. Highly recommended.
Gerbeer (1224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with medium head and nice lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and malts. Flavors of oranges and grapefruit, toasted malts, and light resin. Nice balance with long bitter finish.
Alphadelic (1728) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty ideal winter warmer. You don’t feel that heat until it hits your stomach. Light and smooth. Plenty of hop to counterbalance that sweetness. And some citrus and pine spiciness to cut the caramel flavor.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can picked up at Total Wine in WA
Appearance: Pours clear amber with a big off-white head and lots of lacing
Aroma: Floral, dusty caramel and citrus
Taste: Grapefruit, caramel, pine resin with a bitter finish
A nice beer, sweet and malty with lots of hops.
MrFecesious (626) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at sunset. Upfront malt blend of toffee and citrus. So tough to pick out specifics. Late aroma of acidic, spiced malt. As bad as it sounds, and truly not intended, the acidic and malty blend of smells reminds me of a malty throw-up, with a mild alcoholic esophagus singe. Taste is fruity (crispy green grapes). Super late medium dry finish. I can't pick out much of this beer, which annoys the hell outta me, but its so good.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Clear dark whisky. Sweet caramel aroma and first sip, sparkly roast body, sweet dry backbone. Not too herby. Good hop bitter finish. Nice beer