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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6642) - 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!

3.4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scooterbub (1025) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (665) - 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.

2.9
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
stchloe (968) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
The label is gorgeous. Better than many winter warmers, sticks to malt roots. But still...

3.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Bottle via friend from Denver. Golden color. Smell of malt, spice, hops and caramel. Tastes the same but with some minor fruit and brown sugar.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Clear ruby with a frothy tan head, nice lacing. Faint smell of spicy malts and corn syrup. Med body and smooth. Mild taste is spicy yeast and sweet malts. A nice but understated taste here. 103106

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (2389) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle purchased in Gunnison.

Pours amber with a laid-back head. Whole-grain toast aroma, hints of fruit, mild roastiness. Relatively restrained flavor: gently sweet, again lots of that malt, gentle unripe peach sourness. This one doesn’t really come together and click for me, but it’s got its strong points and its unoffensive.


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