bwa5879 (449) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robust, deep orange pour with inch of khaki head. Nice brown sugar, carmel, and floral hops in nose, very powdery. Average carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. Big carmel malt backbone, pine and fresh floral hops mix to make an overal melon flavor, aromatic berries too. Really great blended flavor with this IPA
Hopped_Silly (347) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. Copper-ish pour. Thin off-white head. Mild aromas of citrus rind, with subtle malts. Flavors of bitter citrus rind, grapefruit and herb resin dominate, with undertones of obscure sweet malt. Pleasant citrus bitterness lingers on the finish. Decent lacing as the glass empties. Not bad.. Not bad at all. A little simplistic, though nothing to complain about for price and availability. It's been a long while since I've tried this seasonal and I'm not unhappy. Reminiscent of a few Mid-West IPA's that I've recently tried.. Good bitterness, with more balanced malt, then some far West Coast examples.. Definitely drink as fresh as possible.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
thorongil2 (917) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(tap) clear orange amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of bread, sour fruit; balanced flavour with roasty notes as if it had a bit of a stout character, a long strong bitter finish
EricTeusink (437) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Most misleading label in history. I always assumed this was a spiced Christmas beer. Traded with Westmeister at the UGA Kentucky game for a Founderís Harvest Ale. He probably got the better end of the bargain, but not by much. Pours lovely medium amber with solid white head. Piney fresh hopped scent. Flavor that transitions from bitter to mild sweetness. Medium Light with carbonated bite. Bottle - Real Time Trade with Westmeister
HoppusMaximus4 (11) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this stuff!! Nice, comfortable piney bite that sits for a second but doesnít over well. No spice makes this nice.
Rperez (23) - Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful color with a nice head, full flavor you can feel a strong hop aftertaste very nice beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AFMcKone (20) - Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's big, bitter, and complex. A strong IPA with good spice / pine hops. I suppose it's a good Christmas beer, but still, it's big and strong.
scottnasty420 (7) - - NOV 25, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good IPA. Pretty tough to find some of the flavor, even with a glass and a good sniff. Overall a nice holiday beer.
TattooJack (25) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bottle into my antique 7oz. Old Style glass that my dad stole from a local bar some 30 years ago. First drink I was stood up by the hops but that mellowed over the next few beers. I definitely taste the pine. Iím not sure if this is the second or third year Iím enjoying this beer but none the less Iíll be looking forward to seeing it every year, because it definitely brings the xmas spirit.
roxtersoxter (192) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with small tan head out of bottle. Strong aroma of hops with citrus and pine. Smooth taste and not too overpowering with hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone