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RATINGS: 218   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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 16, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Dark gold and clear with a sticky white head. Aroma and flavor of pine, berries, resinous hops and citrus fruit. Average body with a crisp, clean finish. Hoppy and fruity with light sweetness, nice balance.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma was decent hop scent up front with a juniper blend. Taste was okay, not a particularly great ipa...and a juniper finish that just didnít jive well to me. This beer was given to me and I would not purchase one, glad I tried this but thatís about all.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 12, 2014
IPA glass. The juniper blends nicely with the hops giving it a more mellow taste. Pours a clear amber with a huge head, lots of lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (579) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from the holiday sampler case. Pours with a minimum head and a yellow to tan color. Medium body with a nice finish of gin like tastes. A fun to try beer but perhaps only for one time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reit0101 (6) - Minnespolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014 does not count
Clean amber look, with a small amount of head. Has a pleasing citrus/spruce aroma. Has a nice juniper like after taste that reminds me a bit of gin. Dissapointed by the lack of hoppiness for an IPA. Just average by my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shot (132) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours golden with a thick white head that slowly dissipates. Good lacing. Aromas are malt, muted notes of pine and citrus. Malty flavors up front, notes of grapefruit, butterscotch, juniper berries. Decent hop bite. Creamy but light mouthfeel. Actually, this is a nice brew. Itís a rather malty IPA, lacking the typical floral hop aroma of most American IPAs and but has nice flavor and a decent hop bite. Very enjoyable. Sam Adams neednít be ashamed of this offering. Not at all.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
12oz bottle-dissipating offwhite-amber. A-floral/pine, some lt malt. T-floral/pine/spice hops, 2nd grain/lt malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle. Light amber with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine, juniper, floral and light herbals. Taste is of bitter florals, pine, juniper, dried leaves, earth, and light citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brenn79 (1505) - Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2014
12 oz bottle- Pours mostly clear copper with a two finger head. Aroma is piney, sweet malt, juniper berries. The taste is lightly malty, not getting as much of the juniper as I thought, mild bitterness and a dry finish. Was hoping for more.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
trapped (756) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle. Light amber with off white spongy head, pine aroma, bitter hoppy taste with pine like flavor, medium carbonation, long finish. Interesting IPA but reminds me of an aftershave.


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