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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
An experimental IPA made with blue spruce tips, juniper berries, and cranberries. Piney evergreen and sweet berries tingle the senses. After some slightly tart and tangy flavors up front, a harmonious balance between pleasant fruit sweetness and bitter pine is reached. A sizable malt bill, ample hop additions, and the floral fruity qualities of American Ale yeast all contribute to symmetry of this beer. The finish is laced with a resiny stickiness that flows naturally into a lasting bitterness. 7.5% ABV

alliance100's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 oz bottle - really confused about this one . Pours a clear orange thin bright white head . Aromas of cranberries and big spruce . Exactly as advertised , tastes like bitter juniper / cranberry / and spruce . The beer drinker in me does not like it , but the inner gin drinker is kind of into it . Interesting .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PhillyCraft (5902) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Sampled at Cambridge, pours hazy yellow golden. Vicks vapor rub, medical balm, and infected juniper berries. God help us at this shorts event.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Criz (350) - - FEB 27, 2016
Wasn’t a fan. Aromas of wet pine, juniper berries, heavy gin aromas. Flavors of pine, more pine, gin, acetal, juicy fruit gum finish. Wet on the palate, finishes dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1425) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Aroma is juicy, juniper berries, tropical fruit, cranberries, pine. Appearance is dark straw yellow, hazy as hell, white head. Taste is cranberries, juniper, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple, pine, it’s pretty weird, not sure how I feel about it yet. Mouthfeel is medium body, very light carbonation, a crazy juniper and cranberry aftertaste lingers. Overall, this is a weird one. Definitely different for an IPA but not all too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. The pour is a yellow, mild haze. The aroma is essentially a gin and tonic. The taste is a little wild. Has some of the gin, certainly the pine needles, and a bitterness from the hops. Taste does not really match the aroma. Interesting, but not something I would drink more than one of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrandNewBrew (32) - - JAN 30, 2016
Aroma is nice but has a bit of floor cleaner feel to it. Taste is far too bitter. Way way too bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big pine, spruce, juniper, slight potpourri like note with a hint of bread, slight fruit. Taste was a mix of fruit, pine, almost floor cleaner like into some soapy floral notes, finishing slightly sweet, slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Back logged. A decent pine heavy IPA. Similar to Spruce Pilsner. Sharp carbonation. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
djd07 (10522) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Graeme. Pours a clear gold with small frothy white head. The aroma is rosemary and fruit. Medium mouth with strong rosemary and tylenol, nope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (8110) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Pretty nice beer, oddly bought by Jeremiah.. . Dark gold . .. Pine, spruce and mild acrid trees .. Kinda nice, it works .. . . I speak english, but I am not so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Tastes like a Christmas tree and some cranberry.... Not in a good way. Aroma of more fruity notes, some grassiness, earthy spruce notes. Flavor is tons of spruce and a bit more... It’s a lot. I hope you like Christmas trees.

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