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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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No one can deny the beer climate is changing. Extreme bittering patterns and massive flavor oscillations are the new normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5186) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2013
10oz can at Scion. Pours a hazy amber with some creamy white head. Nose is malty, orange, bread, brown sugar, grapefruit. Flavor is strong, malty, sweet, orange, grapefruit, pithy, all well balanced. Full, sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice flavors and super rich hops. Great beer easy drinking and it was nice. Lovely finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidobutai (419) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark orange with a creamy head. Iíve never smelled such a strong aroma of grapefruit. The flavor diminishes upon drinking. Not too bitter. Fruity, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Poured from a can. Clear orange color, medium white frothy head. Nice floral hops fragrance. Nice balance between floral hops, grapefruit and dough with a slightly oily body, mild bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Can. Clear orange beer with no head. Lots of carbonation and true to the name of having a warming effect. Some spices in the taste but not too powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Can thanks to Blipp. Pours a clear amber orange with a tanehead that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a good amount of pine with a hint of resin and a backing grain note. Flavor has strong pine and resin notes with a bit of sweet grains to hold the bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2207) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Advent beer #14 - 12oz can. Nose is pine and resin: sap. Sip adds citrus. Bitter for sure. A little thin. Somewhat malty backbone. Like the bitterness. Seemingly grapefruit aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12oz can via 4 pack from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a cloudy burnt orange color with a finger and a half of frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus hops, grainy malts, honey, and pine. Taste of resinous piney hops, citrus skins, rotted oranges, and sweet malts. I'm digging this one. Good job Sixpoint!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1243) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It had a best before date of 3/27/14 and cost $3.30 ($0.28 per ounce).

Appearance: A hazy shade of dark amber, though carbonation can be seen at the middle of the glass. Pours to a small, off-white, frothy head which retains and laces well.

Smell: Fairly strong aroma of piney, resiny hops. Lightly sweet and floral.

Taste: With a name like "Global Warmer" and the fact itís a winter seasonal, I was fully expecting Sixpointís latest canned offering to be a winter warmer. Itís actually a strong amber ale, which is a nice change of pace for the season and this brewery. Though Sixpoint is known for being hop-centric and this beer is no exception. Plenty of East Coast-style piney, resiny hop character to this one with some rustic malt backbone. Nothing especially "wintry" or "Christmasy," but itís certainly a big enough brew to complement colder weather.

Right away, the classic amber malt backbone emerges, though itís not nearly as sweet as most of the style (though I actually prefer it this way). The palette changes nearly on a dime as it begins its decent. An intense, dank bitterness seems to manifest out of nowhere. A strong hop flavor of pine needles, pine sap and some rich earthy character as well. I tend to find this more often in black IPAs, so its presence here is unusual, but a nice change of pace.

Drinkability: While Sixpoint Global Warmer is definitely the hop bomb at 70 IBUs, itís not intimidating to drink. The mouthfeel is on the calmer, more tepid side and much thinner than it probably should be considering itís a fairly big beer at 7% ABV. Itís smooth going down, though it does leave an astringent aftertaste. A good beer to stand up to a strong meal, but also tasty enough to appreciate on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - DEC 9, 2013
Aroma of pine or spruce with hints of toffee. Pours opaque amber with half-inch, off-white head. Hints of honey and subtle caramel combined with bitter hops. A nice strong ale, somewhere between IPA and DIPA.

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