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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate. Vitals: Color – Mahogany ABV – 9.1% O.G. – 1.080 Malt – American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat Hops –Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconer’s Flight


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (20700) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, crispy. Lightly bitter brett. Modest dried fruits. More bretty bitterness. Okay but could do without the brett.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (19477) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of mixed tropical fruit, citrus, light pine. Taste is citrus, biscuit, nicely balanced. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in the US. Pours hazy gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma holds a bit of orange, some tangerine, mango, some bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with more peach, some aged pine, ripe citrus fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light resinous hops to finish, some pine, sugary bread, citrus rind, ripe orange. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15534) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton, 08/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is bitter tropicana, tea leaves, spice, light pine, toasty notes. Taste comprises bitter orange, light tropicana, pine resin, spice, dank hoppage, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Another solid number from Maine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12987) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured dark copper brown with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin, complex malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11864) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
500mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks a lot, Dany), pours a beautiful opaque orange amber with a medium beige head. Nose is kind of confused, with bready malts and obscured hops. Flavour brings out dark fruits, resinous hops, and caramel malts. Not the most complex beer, surprisingly, but well-balanced and full-bodied. Overrated, but very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11854) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
500ml bottle-tight lt tan head with trailing lace-hazy amber. A-resin/citrus zest some lt/med malt. T-sweet citrus,…,med malt-caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11659) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fragrant floral, citrus and grapefruit hops with mango, peach, and pineapple fruity esters, and biscuit, honey malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with sweet malt, tropical fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
Half liter bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours a hazy dark orange color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Hoppy aroma with resin and pine along with nuts and faint toffee. The taste is toffee malts, some crackery notes, citrus and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Decently balanced. The slightest hint of booze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11346) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, alcohol, orange squash, acid, earth, acetic, vanilla and wood. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, dirt, orange squash, tangerine, candy, candied peel, sugar, candy, pine, varnish and alcohol with a dry, somewhat, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright.


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