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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5216) - Utah, USA - NOV 29, 2011
On tap at the brewpub
Appearance: Clear Cooper with a medium sized beige head and great lacing
Aroma: Floral and malty
Taste: Caramel, floral and pine resin
Nice and refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1015) - Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Dark red gold, almost brown in color. Nice thick head that lasts, great lacing. Nice hop and citrus and pine nose. Very clean hop attack, citrus and pine finish. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Darker amber, slight copper hue, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing, light carbonation.   Soft citrus rind and hop resins on the nose.   Could be either or, IPA or Pale.   Smidgen of biscuit.   Has that biscuity malt flavor up front, soft hops, a little touch of ashtray.   Could pass as a lighter IPA or even a Pale Ale.   Not offensive, like many beers I have had lately.   Seems fairly clean.   Could use a little more sweetness, and also a bit more hop.   For me it seems more of a Pale Ale than an IPA.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   As it warms the dull ashtray aspect comes out a bit more.   Hops are very subdued.   Malts are light, a little ashy.   Tiz okay, but wished it had some citrus or floral sweetness to balance it out a bit.   Glad it wasnít overly one sided tho, as this one isnt a hop bomb by any means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Northern Lights Brewing Company Hoppy Holidays! Winter Ale--Experience The Spectrum. 2008-09 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.50% ABV--45 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Sediment hint. Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich bright deep amber color. Spicy malty floral hop vanilla hint front. Crisp smooth sweet malty rich amber ale hop infused crystal malt mellow Winter spice body. Smooth balanced mellow hot hop end. Spicy Winter IPA! Sampled 1/5/2009. 4 @ $5.75 Each. 22 oz. Bottle purchased @ Fremont, Seattle PCC for $6.00 + tax. Eighth inch lacy off white thin wispy head. Hint of tight sediment. Clear rich bronze red color. Enticing appearance. Toasted floral hop dark fruit raisin hint front. Medium textured slightly cloying sweet lightly roasted caramel fruit spicy malty body. Mildly hot subtle hop spice fruit end. Crisp and clean at start but finishes a touch fruity from sediment. Tasty, unique, well made Winter Warmer. Nice spicy notes. (3.75 / 5.0)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours rather hazy blood orange with a large beige head. Strong aromas of fruit and resin. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lots of grapefruit rind and resin over a lot of light roast malt. This is a mouth grabber. Excellent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2010
22. Pours a crystal clear medium brown with toffee colored edges. Loose, slightly creamy grayish head. Very bready nose, like fresh baked brown bread with some molasses in it. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel, brown bread, biscuit, and toast on the mid palate, with a mild piney finish. Never would have guessed anyone would call this an IPA, but itís tasty.

   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.

   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 hadnít split my bomber, because I just want to keep drinking it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5272) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Received a 22-oz bottle via Mystery Swap with scrizzz. Dang, Iíve 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9270) - 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.

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