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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Coffe,e wheat bread, pine resin, spice. moderate khaki head on translucent mahogany. Dries the mouth--thin and a little flat. Tastes roasted, sour like Guiness, some spices. Some warming. Astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2016
leftover from a BOTB winter order. Still fairly hoppy - spicy and bitter with a firm chocolaty malt backbone and a robust body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 25, 2016
Tap at Watering Hole. Caramel forward nose with some dark fruit, chocolate and a bit of earthy hops as it warms. Palate is pretty much the same with the malts really dominating and fruity esters in second. Finish is slightly bitter with earthy and grassy notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2769) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
I guess when the name starts with "Hoppy" i expect a hoppy beer- this was not that. Caramel in color, the aroma and flavor is mostly sweeter malts, chocolate, and sweet bread, with little hop presence at all. Smooth body and a sweet, clean finish. This is not a bad beer at all. It’s just completely nondeScript, doesn’t live up to the Hoppy moniker, and easily forgettable. Basically, a well-brewed snoozer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
neepsntatties (1784) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Bottle. Colour...deep amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...hmmmm...spent grain and lots of it! Palate...what do you know; more spent grain! There’s some hops, especially in the back palate, but the spent grain thing overrides everything else. Not a pleasant experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4663) - 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 (3831) - 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 (4730) - 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 (157) - 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 (4351) - Snohomish, 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 (192) - 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

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