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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, woody, and nutty, with hints of fall spices, toffee, and resin. Taste/Palate: sweet and crisp; finishes bitter and slightly astringent. Maltiness did a great job of balancing out the fall spices, but didnít quite cover the bittering hops. Amazing beer regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2013
One of my favorite styles. This one hits all the right notes, and is thus solid. However, the flavor is quite subdued and laid back. Definitely grows on you though. B/B+ ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2005
I am glad to introduce a new beer to ratebeer and be the first to rate it. When I first had this beer at the cork and keg ( wine and beer ) tasting the beer salesman told me this was an IPA, if so, it seems a bit different than most. This beer Pours a ruby brown with an off white head. Has a rich malt, fruit and spice aroma. With flavors of malts, fruit, hops and almost a nutmeg finish. Overall this was an excellent beer with a thick creamy palate and a crisp finish. ENJOY.

   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 doesnít 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, itís a bruiser! And itís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1848) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
22 ounce bottle, itís a new arrival at my local beer store so I assume itís pretty fresh. Itís the new red screen printed label so I think itís a 2013 bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops, nuts, toffee, and some bready malt. It tastes like citrusy and spicy hops, toffee, nuts, bready malt, and some light fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and syrupy, and has a good amount of carbonation. Itís certainly not a traditional winter warmer, but I think itís a good beer. It was certainly a nice surprise compared to the usual heavily spiced winter warmers out there. This is the first No-Li beer Iíve had, so Iíll have to try more of their brews now. $7.99 a bomber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Had a few tasters of this at Haleís Winter Beerfest....bravo...very tasty. This won best of show. Slightly cloudy dark amber w/ small head. Nice hop aroma with perfect c hop taste. Balanced well...hoppy but not too sweet.

   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 Rogueís Santaís Private Reserve and Sierra Nevadaís Celebration. This is very smooth, and a really impressive brew. Letís see if it ages well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - 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 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 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is bready, cheese, raisins. Pours hazy amber with a two finger beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bittersweet and savory with a lingering bitter finish. It is malty like most winter warmers, but this has a nice bitter hop bite to it (quite a bit more than most examples of the style); the hops impart citrus and pine flavors. Nice creamy mouthfeel and a full body; finely carbonated. Good.

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