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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Pull on your wool socks and crack open a 2° Below Ale. This tasty winter warmer started life as a small batch beer brewed for the Al Johnson Uphill Downhill – a telemark ski race in Crested Butte, Colorado. The Uphill Downhill celebrates the exploits of Al Johnson, letter carrier extraordinaire, who delivered mail by ski in the late 1800’s. Dry hopping during fermentation creates a floral nose with a hint of pepper and spicy, subtle undertones. 2° Below provides a bright, hoppy palate and a cheery warm afterglow.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Pretty good stuff. Golden in color with a thin eggshell head. I picked this up at the store because I had never had it and the old lady opened it and started drinking it from the bottle. I appreciate her willingness to try new things, but keep me in the loop here. I like a higher abv beer from New Belgium. I like how the sips seemed to alternate from a hearty maltiness to a crisp, sweet hop flavor. Kinda thin on the tongue. I agree with many of the raters that this is an awkward take on the style, but I liked it for what it was.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Some time back we had a number of visitors staying with us. For fun, they took turns going out and picking up varieties of beer. I kept notes about what we thought about each, but can not find them anywhere. I did find a bag of empties from that time period, so thought I would at least record those w/o commet and ratings from memory. This is one of those. (When I do find the notes it will be interesting to see how close I came)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lsbeerhunter (1) - USA - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Appearence - Pours to a nice rocky head light amber color. Aroma - Strong spruce that covers any malt aromas. Flavor - Piney very dry and bitter the hops override any malt flavor. Mouth feel - astringent. Overall - It’s has to strong of a piney hop profile for my tastes. Not very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
pours a golden to amber color with a nice fluffy head. the aroma is caramel, flowers, citrus, and like fresh east kent hops. The flavor is floral up front followed by caramel, and a slight bitter finish. I dont get any of the spicyness or pepper. Overall this is refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gerbewa (199) - - FEB 2, 2014
Interesting aroma. Could tell it was brewed with a good bit of hops but stronger sweet malt flavor. Hard to place what beer style this is. Had on Superbowl night from variety pack

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swillguzzler99 (111) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. Light copper with a tad of head. The nose is hoppy, but subtle, cannot put my finger on it. The hops are pretty potent with a hint of toffee. Finishes fairly quickly. Beats the hell out of Coors Light. Kinda nondescript, nor awful. This could become the "Honda Accord" of decent beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hotstuff (3921) - Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rated on 11-27-2009 (Bottle marked Best Before 26 Mar 10) This bottled beer forms a small white head, transparent gold body, slowing rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, floral hops and some pepper. The Taste is bitter, caramel malt, floral hops, and a hint of pepper. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly bitter or hoppy tasting. It just had no WOW presence to it that left me wanting to seek this beer out again.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Busick (167) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
A fat tire in the winter! Was really hoping for a solid brew, but after tasting, that void wasn’t filled.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (260) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
A Pitney citrus aroma that goes well with the almost nutty malt with a little fruity aftertaste. Good amount of carbonation and well balanced thoroughly enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7940) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle from the Folly Pack, opened 11/23/13. Pours a clear amber color with a thin tan fizzy head. Decent head retention. Aroma of piney hops, pale malts, nutty notes. The taste is toasted malts, piney hops and a mild bit of fruitiness. Medium bodied, good balance, lingering bitterness. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (745) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Manzanita pint glass From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for Folly variety 12-pack (w/ VONS card) Purchased: Dec. 30, 2013 Consumed: Dec. 30, 2013 Misc.: Best before March 16, 2014 Poured a honey pale clear color with five fingers of frothy khaki white head. I had to stop my pour with the head almost pouring over. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Tons of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass on the way down. Great retention on the way top that stayed all the way down. Smelled cherries, raspberries, faint Juniper berries, caramel, toffee and nutty malts. Tasted nutty malts, vegetables, herb hops, Juniper berries and toffee. Lingering taste was bitter onions or radishes. Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish. This beer was all over the place. I originally dug it, but it became too much like a toned-down Rampant Imperial Ale. I settled on a 3.75 overall rating, but it probably should have been a 3.50.


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