RateBeer
overall
71
76
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2500) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Draft on the slopes in Breckenridge. Pours clear ruby brown with a frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry hops, malt, bready, slightly musky. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, slightly sweet with a light hop aroma.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3785) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Tap at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge on a powder day. Pours clear dark copper/amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, fig, burnt toffee, chestnuts, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts forward with a touch of sweetbread that quickly dries out to woody notes and hop bitterness; dry and bitter finish that lingers. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear amber with small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with light bready malt and lingering dry finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2761) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Christmas present from my nephew Matt. Pours a nice amber with a fluffy head. The aroma is very like a good Irish Red. The flavor has the same. Easy going down with a nice dry feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisSc (256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper colored with a hint of ruby. Transparency is somewhere between hazy and cloudy. Significant off-white head. Aroma: Molasses, raisiny, malty. Pretty subtle. Taste: A mild sweetness upfront which transforms into bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body with a oily texture. Pretty soft carbonation. Overall: Overall: A nice beer, but a little underwhelming in most categories. Would have liked a lot more flavor and a lot less sweetness. The maltiness was a bit too much much for me, and really built over the course of the beer. A decent beer but not very memorable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (540) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
appearance: very clear copper color with a beige head, the head pours pretty big but settles into a smaller head that retains nicely aroma: caramel, malty, honey, butter, pretty sweet, grapes even taste: strong malt throughout, some hop bitterness is in there too, kind of sweet and very smooth palate: lots of froth which i wasn’t expecting but I like, average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste overall: awesome mouthfeel on this one, I’m impressed with the execution of this style (malty), would be a good session beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2340) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a reddish amber color. Notes of dirt, brown sugar, stale hops, and figs.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small head, slightly off-white head, good lacing, cloudy copper-red color. Aroma: nutty, caramel, fruit (cherries), slight hoppy resin, hay. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, brief finish. Taste: good balance of bitterness and sweetness up front and through taste, light sour finish. Overall, very well balanced beer that is pretty bold with hops and malts; really enjoyable and unique, but not anything to die for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
I’m generally weary of winter seasonals because it seems like there’s always an abundance of “spices” and other bullshit I don’t like. This is a very straight-forward english-style ale with a smooth hoppy finish. Doesn’t taste like cinnamon or coriander or pumpkin or any of that horrible shit that seems to come with cold weather. Watch the review in real time: http://teamchug.com/odell_isolation_ale_review/

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear copper with a nice soapy tight off white head that settles to a thin soapy film. Aroma has English malt some herbal hops a faint fig raisin. Taste has nice spice that reminds me of the holidays along with plenty of English malt and subtle fruit like fig plum hidden throughout. Palate is medium with a sticky chalky finish. Pretty good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 34


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50