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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2988) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from the Winter mix 12-pack. Not the first juniper IPA I’ve had, but perhaps the best. Contrary to expectation, this was not overly piney or harsh. The juniper was most obvious in the aroma, although citrusy hops dominate both the aroma and the flavor. Relatively low bitterness. Fine amber color with a decent head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
bottle - Clear amber-orange pour, small off-white head... it has a mild aroma with some citrus and a bit of pine. The flavor is moderately bitter with sweet caramel malt. It’s medium bodied and overall pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (848) - Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper colored. Pretty clear. Nose is nice mild hops. Overall tasty and mild. A good intro IPA for new IPA drinkers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured clear amber with a 2-finger white head. Mild piney aroma with an earthy note. Medium body, a bit oily, with a lightly dry finish. Flavor of piney hops with a resiny note. Good, but wanted more from the juniper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Poured a light amber color with a pretty large, fluffy white head. Aroma was some pine, juniper notes, citrus body. Flavor was pine, juniper, biscuit malt notes. Actually pretty refreshing for a standard SA beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (4568) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Oddly bitter. Viscous lookin. Candy perfume. Strong flat cloying & mouth coating. Difficult finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a slightly clear copper/bronze colored body with a full two finger white foamy head that rises a bit above the glass and dies within two minutes leaving some decent speckled clingy lacing gracing the sides of the glass The smell had piney hops, juniper with some toasted malt. The taste was resinous sweetness that comes across with the juniper pretty well, sweet sticky aftertaste and finish. The palate was about a light to medium, mostly sessionable, carbonation comes across smoother than most AIPA’s but still good for the most part, and for me. Overall, this was a good AIPA that adds in a different element that I’m not used to having, way to go Sam Adams, I’d have this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Very interesting. Kinda sweet and somewhat refreshing. Not tiring as many IPAs but very nice to drink with mates.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4132) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
bottle. Golden with small head. Very mild hops and a quasi-spruce sweetness. Pleasant and nice, but I’d like a few more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Sampled on 3/14/2014. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white/beige foamy head with good lacing and nice retention. The aroma is piney and grapefruity, malty and sweet. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. The juniper berries are more evident in the taste than the aroma. Decent carbonation. Nice mild long lasting bitterness. Some herbal notes as well. Very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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