mleghorn99 (5) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2000
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the best beer Iíve had out of a bottle. The only beers Iíve had that were better were locally brewed bitters on tap in London. By the way, a previous viewer recommended storing this beer for a year... NOT a good idea! Beer doesnít keep very well, and the fresher it is, the better it tastes. If you hold a glass of it up to the light, and itís cloudy or opaque (and itís not a wheat beer), then itís time to thow it out.
Bebum (146) - - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber, exuberant but not lasting head.
Full body, rich, smooth mouthfeel, lightened by the abundant carbonation.
Bitterness dominates but malty background gives it enough counterbalance.
Very hoppy, resiny but also richly malty.
A very enjoyable and characterful IPA.
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llcooldave (996) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper amber in the glass. with a rocky head. Kind of a clean citrus pine industrial aroma. Nice and not offensive. Solid toasted malt flavor with a bitter citrus aftertaste. Overall, Iím shocked that I overlooked this brew for so long. Iíll be drinking more of this. A good beer!
gkeh (48) - Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish pour. Grapefruit aroma, some sweet malts too. Resin hop flavor, kinda sticky. Nice and bright holiday brew. Iím a fan.
Mep3222 (152) - - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and some spice even. Light spice and may be the malt and hops together. Pleasant but nothing dominates. Flavors of malt, maybe some spice and a bitter, dry finish. Almost some cherry in the aroma and taste a bit. Overall on the bitter side, even though there is quite a bit of malt. Almost between a malty piney resinous ipa and a winter spiced beer. Decent but a bit too bitter for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ryanscourt (472) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red. Frothy big head. Malty with nice hop flavors. Like a modern amber ipa. Reminds me a liitle like troegs hop back amber.nice sweet finish which puts the seasonal touch on the beer.
strattonspeaks (98) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím typically skeptical of holiday offerings, but this guy was dandy. Clear amber pour with massive off white head. Aroma was underwhelming--muffled spiced grapefruit and pine--but taste really made up for it. Nicely balanced citrus and pine copse with fresh, dank hop resin undertones. Sticky and smooth. Nice brew.
Homer321 (574) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Nose like pine and citrus. Smells like hangover. Flavor full of malt and sweetness. Decent but would be better with a drier finish.
rlpeeler (50) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled pours a medium amber with white medium head that lingers. Taste is smooth hops front to back. Pairs well with pizza.
slimspady (142) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth hops. No bitterness. A classic example of a really good IPA. Nothing crazy but solid all the way around.
hfmejias (534) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy deep amber with a huge off white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, piney resin, aroma is OK but not great, however the taste is awesome, nice balanced mix of malts and hops with a very dry finish nice IPA... Loving it right now...