beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Amber with an off white top. Scent is fruit and caramel. Taste is caramel, pine and citrus.
superspak (2419) - Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange rind, orange zest, pineapple, pine, caramel, floral, grass, bread, honey, and hop earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes; with a great hop/malt balance. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, honey, bread, and light earthy pine spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, pine, caramel, honey, bread, floral, grass, and light earthy pine spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavor; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice red ale. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavor with great malt balance; and dangerously easy to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
LarryBeast (487) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Dark amber with foamy head and thick lacing. Great green hop aroma, typical three-C with prominent citrus and toffee/caramel background. Fresh, round bitterness backed by strong crystal malt character. A boozy, big mouthful of flavour from initial orange-and-piney sip through to the long, bitter-sweet and mildly dry finish.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 oz can courtesy of bvc. 199-501 12_362 HAPPY 2013 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is a clear copper brown with a 1/2 inch tan head that falls pretty quick. The aroma is caramel malt, faint roast, pine and citrus peel hops and an overall herbal character. The taste picks up on the hops, bright pine resin, floral, then the grainy toffee caramel malt, there is a dry bitter off-sweet finish which also features the herbal. The palate is medium bodied, bright natural carbonation, and a mineral pine dry finish. This is a tasty beer, thanks for grabbing it for me Brandon.
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours light brown with white head. hoppy caramel aroma. taste is bitter sweet some spice
savnac (2391) - 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 (734) - 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 (455) - 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.