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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our winter seasonal is available from mid October to February. Hoppy Holidays is the beer that started it all. Matt used to brew with winter ale on his stovetop at Christmas time for friends and family. Deep, rich, and flavorful; this ale will keep you warm on cold winter nights. Chocolate malt and aggressive hop additions provide a unique character that will linger.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (867) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours dark slightly reddish brown with very thin head. Aroma is roasty dark malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is smooth rich chocolate malts with substantial bitter hop finish. Very dry mouthfeel, almost chalky. Would like more hop flavor in the taste, the malts dominate a bit. Solid although a bit one dimensional... the bourbon barrel aged version of this (Woodsman) adds strength and complexity to great effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2672) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
First up is Hoppy Holidays a 7.5% winter ale that pours a deep reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma is malty caramel, a touch of fudge, some spice & hops. Medium-full body with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. The taste is solid chocolate, dark fruits, light spice and earthy hops. Good stuff at not at all what I was expecting. A really nice winter beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2418) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2015
Tap at CBM Koenji. Dark amber. Chocolate and light spice aroma. Taste is interesting, sharp hoppiness, dark fruit, but of spike, some caramel. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2868) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Draft at brewery. Dark brown, creamy head. Roasty malt nose, thick creamy body. Vanilla, resiny hops in balance. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (124) - BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
Dark ruby color with creamy tan head, aromas of coffee, slightly bitter finish, lively carbonation, creamy texture

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4030) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draught. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on there. Nose is slightly toasty, though I get relatively little smell of this. Taste is slightly sweet and just a bit bready, with a hint of some toast. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (186) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bomber. Pours a copper color with average head and egg shell lacing. Aroma of grass and taste of pine, citrus and malt backbone. Decent ----Hophaze out

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head that leaves light lacing. Smells of chocolate, pine, nuts and toffee. Tasted of all the same things with a good hop bite. Mouthfeel is thin and oily with light carbonation and a dry finish. Nice and hoppy for a winter seasonal almost black ipa territory. Liking the beer from this newer brewery the know what they’re doing when it comes to hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3367) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Tap at Baileys Taproom, Portland. Colour is dark brown with small creamy white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some sweetness, hints of hops, roastiness and malts. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours dark brown, finger off white head. Smell plain, bit sweet, bit nutty, toffee Taste hoppy up front, roasty nutty middle, alcohol on tail Light to medium body Ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, earthiness and hints of citrus and pine. Palate was medsium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

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