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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our Winter Warmer is brewed exclusively with locally grown inland NW hops and barley sourced from within 300 miles of our brewhouse. This ruby red ale is lush and aromatic with a rech, malty flavor and contrasting spicy hop finish. A festive brew, sure to warm the soul during your winter holiday celebration. Cheers!


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Deep red pour with an off white head. Faint malt aroma but not much, but the tasty malt is definitely present upon the first taste. Also a subtle hop presence upon initial drinks but quickly overpowered. Finish is strangely tangy, bordering on sour but tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured a translucent dark amber orange with a big, lasting, fluffy off-white head. Left some lacing as I drank. Aroma is a little sweet and pleasantly hoppy, with juicy citrus and some grass and floral notes. Flavor is up front pretty malty, caramelly, and a little toasty. The citrusy hops come forward on the finish, which is mildly dry and bitter. This is on the sweeter side of IPAs, but is quite well balanced. I almost wish I hadn’t split my bomber, because I just want to keep drinking it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Received a 22-oz bottle via Mystery Swap with scrizzz. Dang, I’ve been trying to acquire this one for three years. Pours a semi-clear dark copper amber colored brew with an average off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, plenty of citrus and floral hops, dark pitted fruits and just a hint of brown sugar. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of multi-citrusy hops, some pine, dark fruits and caramel. Finish has a nice balance of dry and semi-sweet aftertaste with a citrus hop flavor without the lingering bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8824) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral hops, lighter pine, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of fruitiness, caramel, lighter earthiness, and caramel. Some hoppy, spiciness in the finish as well.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Got on tap at the brewery. Aroma is citrus and fruity. It has a rich dark amber color. Starts with citrus flavors giving way to a hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5595) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Aroma is malty with hints of biscuits, caramel, and some ale fruitiness. Hops are spicy and floral and rather strongly detectable. Pours a hazy brownish orange with a great lasting head and sticky icky lacing. Nice highly hopped strongly malty IPA. Notes of biscuit, bread, and sweetness followed by a long bitter fruit, pepper, and floral hop bite. Lingering bitterness is dry and resiny. Really tasty Winter Warmer/IPA hybrid. I really liked this actually. A lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2650) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2008
Pours out a hazy brown with some amber topped with a white head. A great malty aroma and a light spice on this one. Tast of hops and more of the thick malts. Not a bad winter brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Taster – Washington Winter Beer Festival – Seattle, WA – Big malt aroma and flavor. This had some awesome spices and fruitiness was like that of dried fruit. Very hoppy also. But really this is not a IPA. It is a winter warmer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2008
poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass, thanks to my friend David from Spokane A: Pours a cloudy brown with amber edges, with a minor 1/2-finger tall bubbly white head. Some minor lacing appears, but doesn’t stick around too long. S: Aromas are predominantly roasted malts with some minor spicing to complement it, I do wish a more pronounced hop boutique would make itself known. T/M: Why? Because this beer is seriously hoppy! Right off the bat, the hops bite your tongue, it’s a bruiser! And it’s well-crafted too, as a sweetly roasted body balances things out, before the hop bitterness batters the palate again. Some notes of orange & nutmeg spicing are present too, but nowhere near overpowering. Great silky mouthfeel spreads these great flavors throughout as well. D: This beer was superb, provided your tongue can handle the bruising hops, I highly recommend it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
22 oz. bomber from 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Pours translucent red/amber with a generous head. Good lacing throughout. Malty, hoppy, piney/sprucey in the tradition of Rogue’s Santa’s Private Reserve and Sierra Nevada’s Celebration. This is very smooth, and a really impressive brew. Let’s see if it ages well.


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