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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Formerly a winter seasonal known as Winter IPA.
Palisade hops were added throughout the boil and dry hop schedule, along with high alpha American hops for bittering, Noble hops for aroma and a few other varieties in-between to balance the heavy malt profile. Rum soaked Oregon oak spires added during the final stages of fermentation bring flavor notes of caramel and vanilla to complement the bitterness.

BK7's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pounder can. A big malty brew. Resiny. Orange citrus and tropical fruit. Not enough hops to balance the sweetness. Not picking up on any rum. Light bitterness at the end but still too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4728) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2016
Can at Seattle tasting. Ruddy brown. Malty aroma, odd fruit. Strawberry? Bright carb. Huge malty body. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2960) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2016
16 oz can poured. Rating #2002, the same year Oskar Blues began canning their own beer and starting something great. In respect, I choose a canned beer to celebrate. Dark cloudy copper pour with a patchy head. Big earthy malt aroma. Caramel malt flavor, dominating the hops. Lingering caramel. Definitely a winter IPA. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
My Bottom Line:
This Barley Wine-like Double IPA relies on conifers and candied oranges in a rough and tumble mouthfeel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam sits atop the murky dull red.
-The flavor profile and texture are rather unrefined.
-Green bitterness is not intense, which is fine by me. But it does make the sweetness appear more prominently.
-The soft bubbling also makes the body feel heavier.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
A reddish brown DIPA with a thick receding light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with loads of treacle, butterscotch, licorice notes, alcohol warmth and surranated hops. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, floral hops, grapefruit pulp, licorice notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. 2 year old can. Shared with MartinT.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (2130) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Brackish brown, with no head. Aroma is sweet and oxidized malt, with an orange liqueur note. Tastes sorta the same, but not much about this is quite right. There are some burnt caramel notes into the finish, but overall, this tastes like an inexperienced homebrew IIPA. $3/16oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 14, 2015
Can. Roasty, sweet fruit nose, with some vanilla and light piney hop. Dark amber brown color, substantial fluffy off-white head. Very malty initial, dark caramel sweetness, grass, herbal notes. Very pleasant flavor changes with the hopping in mid and final. Medium-heavy body, creamy. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1680) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - OCT 19, 2014
dark clear amber pour. Aroma apple skins, caramel, wood. Tastes big tobacco and wood. Very astringent aftertaste. Caramel and leather like a british pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 27, 2014
This had some odd sweetness to it (that I’d guess is from the rum chips but it was too subtle to pick that out). Aroma is nice and piney with some soft carmel and citrus. Flavor much the same but too many things compete for your attention. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1463) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Will start with it grew on me onna counta my daughter went out of her way to provide it. Over carbonated for certain. Infested? Possibly, but will say that I do most often persevere unless I v=cannot tolerate something, and I f I I I honestly tried. I did not much care for this even though I did not hate it in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
dmac (5635) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
16oz tall boy from Spirits Point Boro. Poured all beige head, with ample settling a nice hazy honey brown body appears. Aroma of oranges, wort, caramel, toffee and orange marmalade topped toast. Palate is so fizzy its practically undrinkable. Flavor of older oranges, old bread, medium toast, caramel malts. Meh undrinkable because of the ridiculous carbonation.

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