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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7489) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Courtesy of sebletitje. Pours clear copper with solid gold edges and thin off white head. Looks tasty. The aroma is a hodge podge of maltiness coming from crystal malts, mild lightly roasted malts and sweet malts followed by fruity notes. The taste is fruity ester dominated with raisins, prunes and apricots. Beyond midway a bit of roasted malts and crystal malts help bring the taste to closure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Tampa Tasting Group. Pours a hazy caramel color with thin white head that settles quickly and provides only minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel, sweet grapes, floral hops, some citrus and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and citrusy with a notable hop presence, ripe dark fruit, some hints of caramel and honey. Slightly watery mouthfeel with a quick, thin finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a little white head that dimishes quickly. Smell is some caramel and malts. Taste is similar. A decent winter beer. However, there is better out there

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5534) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Enjoyed at The Stable. Very dark with red visible only when held up to a light. Nose and flavor is anise, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. A truly unique brew with a delightful flavor combination. Enough alcohol to provide some warming. Very nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
20080510 From growler at Pauls 1st Hoboken gathering. Nice mild pale ale with biscuit malts and a light dusty quality. Woodsy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (920) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown-amber color with a decent, frothy beige head that lasts. Taste is of malt, hops, pine, citrus and caramel. Aroma is much the same. Well balanced with a nice aftertaste. Has a good creamy body to it and is easy to drink. Overall, this is a nice seasonal offering that is worth picking up again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (607) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear copper-brown, with a medium beige head, good lacing. Smells of apple, vanilla, caramel and a little bit of pine. The malt flavor is more tame than in the aroma suggests, but there is a mild, fruity sweetness at the start. At midpalate, it picks up with some bitter, pine, and alcohol notes. The aftertaste turns into a different, more mellow citrus and pine flavor, a pleasing combination of Mount Hood and Cascade hops that take on noble-hop characteristics. Medium thick, moderately dry body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
It poured a deep amber color and head an earthy hop aroma. The taste favors the malty side, which is quite nutty. I detect some diacetyl here also.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
The label is gorgeous. Better than many winter warmers, sticks to malt roots. But still...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
12oz. bottle. 2007. pours nicely with a minimal head. aroma is malt and a little yeast, also a little corn. taste is well balanced for a winter warmer, with the sweetness that lingers.this beer held up well.

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