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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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For this special release, we wanted to brew a flavorful winter IPA that captured the aroma of the season. This brought us to juniper berries, which add a slightly sweet, piney character. Complemented by citrus notes from American hops, this balanced IPA will brighten the holidays. Cheers!


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2145) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2013
12oz bottle - pours very clear amber with white head. Nose is berry and citrus. Refreshing and goes down easy leaving a mildly bitter taste and some sweetness. Light to medium body. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Part of the 2013 Winter Favorites mixpack. Great label, the usual Sam longneck. Clear, orangey beer. Buttery, AIPA aroma -- most of them smell sprucey anyway. Mineral, woody, dry, a little doughy, implied blueberries, evergreen. Medium heavy bittering. Woody, bitter finish. Interesting. Walmart.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle; copper type color with a frothy head. Aroma of NW hops, fruit, caramel, and earthiness. Fairly crisp flavor, some fruit and earthiness. Pretty easy to drink, but a bit lacking overall.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
eddiem50 (12) - - NOV 15, 2013
Nice amber color with light head. Did not find any hint of juniper but the taste was crisp. Not a heavy IPA but light and rather enjoyable flavor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from winter mix, amber color with big foam head, aroma is malty caramel, flavor is malty with touch of pine , donít get any juniper notes

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2013
It did not have much of an Aroma. It has a pleasant amber hue. I did not find a "berry" taste to this beer. It has mild grapefruit flavor which is not sweet or bitter just in the middle. It does have a very strong pinenut taste. It has a bitter finishes which lasts. This was one of my least favorites in the pack.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
penguinfinity (105) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Smells a little malty, pours orange with no head but a little lace. Taste follows the smell mostly, with something I canít place (the juniper, maybe?). Bitter aftertaste hangs around longer than Iíd like. Not bad though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Aroma is fruity, kinda dry and sharp. Taste is malty, with a strong slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle: Pours light copper-amber with a short, whipped head. Caramel malt, juniper aroma. Taste is mild pine hops, toasty bread. light caramel. Nothing exciting....but really well done and balanced....a great everyday IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (3770) - - NOV 12, 2013
bottle. winter mix pack. clear orange with huge rocky head. orange citrus aroma maybe a hint of floral. kind of a citrusy, piney, juicy hop note with lightly sweet malt notes and a hint of honey. medium bodied. nice beer. not sure what to look for in juniper berries, but its not bad in any way.


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