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Oxbow Freestyle No. 20 (Holiday IPA)

Oxbow Freestyle No. 20 (Holiday IPA)
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Our Holiday IPA, bittered with gentle noble hops and mercilessly dry hopped with pungent American varietals. Juicy Belgian malts and candi sugar complete this celebratory beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Golden amber color, white head. Nice floral pine aroma. Taste is floral, balanced, earthy freshly cut hay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Meh, on tap at Armsby Abbey this is a decent beer but not getting the beligan profile that i would expect, moderate flavors and lots of sweetness which fights against the hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12oz pour at Of Love & Regret. Pours a clear orange with some creamy white head. Nose is nice, not a standard take on an IPA, pungent citrus, some pine, but also some cinnamon. Flavor is interesting, orange peel, lemony hop, cinnamon, raisin, candy sugar. Lightly bitter finish. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Pours a rich amber color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has a lot of fruity esters, definite candi sugar and some piney earthy booze as well. The palate reads more like a Belgian strong than an IPA and Im good with that. The integration of fruity yeast esters and hop presence works nicely and there is a round sweet backbone that balances out the booze pretty nicely as well. Good bitterness cleans the sweetness up on the finish...

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