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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle from Kroger. Lighter pour with a white head. Aroma is floral, juniper, and sweet. Taste is lots of sap, brown sugar, berry. Bitter fnish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Clear color. Aroma is well.. Juniper, spices, malts, mint. Flavor is malty, light to moderate bitter, light sweet. Finish is mild fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily. Meh..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
very aromatic and floral. deep golden in appearance. taste is mild for an ipa which i like not a hop bomb. sweet in a fruit and citrus way. pleasant and refreshing as well as balanced an excellent special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CharmCityCrab (202) - Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Notes of rum, roast, pine, grapefruit, and nuts. Ambiance of rust and fall leaves. Smells like roasted copper. Donít judge this by the berries on the cover, it isnít sugary sweet fruit beer. I like it. Solid fall beer. I donít know if it fits or stacks up well as an IPA, maybe just barely qualifies for the word, but a good entry in the Fall Beer genre. Wait, is this from the winter mix pack? Oh well, its out in early November, its a Fall Beer of sorts. Maybe next year to the fall mix pack? The winter/holiday hook here is probably the rum flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3463) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pour is a clear amber with a large white head. Aroma is a nice pine hop with a bit of mint in there. Flavor is a bit of dull malts with almost no hops presence. Some sweet fruitiness is left on the tongue. Ok but nothing great. Hops do not shine and I really donít know what juniper tastes like but I guess its in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BucannonXC5 (1036) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone pint glass From: VONS in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $14.99 for a winter variety 12-pack Purchased: Nov. 1, 2013 Consumed: Nov. 1, 2013 Misc.: Enjoy by March 2014 Poured a honey caramel clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki white head. Lots of uneven foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Fantastic retention on the top all the way down. Smelled a mix between blackberries and blueberries, which I assume are juniper berries. Also grape, soapy notes, caramel, faint pine, light floral hops, citrus hops, wet Cascade hops and a musky finish. Light-to-medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average-to-soft carbonation. Very bitter finish. Not that big a fan of this beer. I will most likely not have another one after this. Well after the other one in this variety 12-pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Rated on 10-27-2013 (Bottle) This beer pours a large semi-fizzy ivory head with a long retention, transparent golden body, fair amount of lacing, and slow rising carbonation. The Aroma is citrus and pine hops, semi-sweet, berries, and some caramel malt. The Taste is semi-sweet, bitter, caramel malt, citrus hops, and has a short dry finish. The Palate is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, hops all around as should be the case given this beerís style, and a beer worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4072) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2013
12 oz. Clear copper-amber with a quarter inch meringue-like head. Nose of evergreen, orange caramel and tea leaf. Taste is evergreen, mint, and touches of caramel and citrus. Light-medium body feels a bit thin, is well balanced and has medium carbonation. Nice concept, but the beer needs to be bigger if itís to stand up to the juniper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4452) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Aroma is pine, malts and clean juniper berries. The flavor is grapefruit, fruit, tangy, malts and a mildly sourish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 27, 2013
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a head of foamy finely sized off-white colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated transparent light red brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was of blue Juniper like the plant. The mild citrus hop crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of blue Juniper and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

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