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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, toffee, light roasted malt, and tootsie roll. Flavor of tootsie roll, chocolate, apricot, caramel, citrus, toffee, and cola.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark copper color. Aroma is mild pine, medium malt. Taste is pine/grapefruit hops, medium malt-peat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle poured a clear redish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, citrus and light pine. Palate was medium bodied anmd smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2011
same firm malt body and same pungent bright and highly bitter hops, but more of dried orange flesh cereal grains and a touch of medium dark caramel malt. still pretty enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6178) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle:   Dark brown sugar in color, odd for an IPA, small to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Moderate hop nose, somewhat assertive tea like leaves, a little ashtray much like a Best Bitter would have.   Pith and peel citrusy start, soft tea leaves, a little tobacco, with that bit of Best Bitter ashiness to follow.   Not real bright, but clean despite the bit of ash.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft citrus bits linger.   Decent enough for a Winter IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
22. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Lots of layers of dense sedimentary ringed lace all the way down the glass. Big toasty caramel nose, lots of brown bread and toast. Tangy grapefruit showing plentifully as well. Creamy medium body, gets a little watery here and there, low carb. Brown bread, toast, molasses, and lots of grapefruit on the mid-palate. Interesting profile and not a very common take on winter beers. This one could be a grower over time and testing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy amber color with malty caramel nose, hoppy tangerine and clover flavors earthy malted finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Nose of floral and piney hops initially, caramel, toasted nuts, and roast. Definitely a winter warmer style as previously mentioned. Murky brown pour, fizzy head that has some staying power. Flavors of roasted and toasted nuts, caramel, dough, earthy bitterness, hints of citrus and pine. Lingering hop presence balances out with doughy medium sweet finish. Spicy lingering hop flavors. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Hazy brown with a white head. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Flavor is toffee, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2013
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) hazy copper with oily offwhite bubbles. Nose of caramel, honey, wort, and rich. Taste of alcohol, bitter orange peel, caramel, bitter linger and a well carbonated beer.


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