bjakk (576) - Skagafjordur, - NOV 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - Big aroma, fruits, apricot, alcohol
Appearance - Golden, high in carbon, yellowhite thick foam that lasts
Taste - Hoppy bitterness, hint of caramel in the first sip, alcohol, dry, flower, the bitterness increases and lasts long.
Palate - medium, high in carbon
Overall - a great beer
msbernac (1417) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-pale, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour,
Palate- medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
eXORRO (52) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. Appearance: golden colour, clear, with big, creamy white head. Aroma: Extremally pine aroma, a little bit of citrus, ananas, honey, grapes. Very hoppy. No spices in aroma. Very sweet, bitterness is on medium level. Medium to high carbonation. Very hoppy, refreshing and drinkable. This is not really christmas beer but well done IPA beer.
stephenco (41) - Makati, PHILIPPINES - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 330ml bottle from HK Brewcraft. Lovely bittersweet IPA. Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Light ginger taste. Good sweet finish.
Turtles (1185) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bishops Arms Hornsgatan. Hazy pale dark golden. White rich lacing head. Fruity and pine nose. Really smooth, medium carbonated. Pine taste with citrus zest, ripe orange and mild ginger notes. The finish is sweet with fudge and very mild pine bitterness.
bnokk (316) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
APPEARANCE- dark yellow or light btown - I can’t tell. Cannot see through it at all. Thick & creamy white head stays for days.
NOSE- American style IPA all the way. Where’s the Xmas lovin spice?
FLAVOR- IPA, all the way.
NOTES- don’t be fooled by the word ’Christmas’ in this beer’s title. This is an ipa dressed in reindeer clothes. Humbug!
PS- I would have rated this quite a bit higher it acknowledged it has nothing to do with Christmas style beer.
Panzerfaust (719) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a slightly hazy light orange color with a medium white head that diminishes into a good lacing that lingers. Aroma is strongly hoppy, mildly spicy, showing notes of cedar, pine, ginger, white grapes, green wood, fresh cucumber and green apples. Intensity wanes quickly after the first few sniffs. Taste is moderately bitter with some initial sweetness, pleasant but restrained. Ginger and pine are clearly there in the flavor but not much else. Medium body, high carbonation. Refreshing. Seems at times more English than American in style. A good, efficient IPA that does not feel really like a Christmas beer.
MatusBeer (78) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at pokhoi. Clear orange colour with long lasting white head. Aroma is semi sweet,flowers,herbs. Taste of pine,tropical fruits, grass,sweet, light bitterness,beside that is IPA. Great taste. Light bitter aftertaste.
lukka19 (74) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, orange to copper color with thick white head, aroma of citrus hops, zest, yeast, spices and lot of pines. Taste is citrusy, zesty,pine with notes of ginger with solid malty backbone.Bitter and spicy finish.
grabhers (9) - AUSTRIA - JAN 4, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden cloudy with a long-lasting white pored foam, citrus aroma with a hint of resin, good drinkability, the aftertaste is dominated by ginger and bitterness
klaing (190) - Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange, frothy head, fine carbonation. Sweet with a hint of ginger. Pine also evident early. Light bodied. Citrus heavy hops rounds it all off nicely. First one from this brewery and matched their reputation.
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