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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This beer was formerly named Frostbite Pale Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Beautiful amber color, with small and not persistent head. Aroma of caramel, with light biscuits and very light phenol. Caramel flavor, without the crystal trap; good body strength, but the mouthfeel is rather dry; strong bitterness, with some resins.
Not as hop-forward and fresh as I would like, but enjoyable though; caramelly essentially.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Cloudy dark amber. Earthy-piney aroma with bright peachy notes and dark caramel. On the palate, it has an earthy, slightly woody character, again with bright fruity accents. Lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, florals, light pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Small beige head that leaves nice lacing atop murky copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/pine, some caramel, orange, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, floral/orange, caramel, light toffee. Smooth medium body, resin, light effervescence.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark copper with a slight beige head. Aromas of toasty malt and a little floral/citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is rather a mix of citrus and floral over a decent caramel background. Seems a bit more flavorful than many IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 12 oz bottle-pours a tall light tan head. Color is deep copper. Aroma is hops-grapefruity. Taste is bitter grapefruit, aftertaste is a flatness and a little bite. Colder is better. rerate–on tap-3.3

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/18/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

clear dark red, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace, sweet caramel malt aroma with floral hops, lots of hop flavor with mostly dry dark caramel malts and a spicy bitter character, the earthy and bitter hops take the lead but there is enough of the caramel malt to keep it from getting out of control, a hardy winter warmer

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10479) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
GOlden ale with a nice hoppy resinous aroma. Deep malts dance with citrusy hops and light nuts. Medium bodied. Pleasant IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spicy hops, earthiness and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, mint, light citrus and a hint of pine with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle from jah noth. Pours clear deep amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cereal, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of cooked apple, pear, and honey. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.


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