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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2013
12 oz. can from Top Shelf Brews. Color is hazy dark amber with lasting head and plenty of retention. Aroma is grapefruit hops, light pine and an undertone of caramel malts. This brew is balanced pretty well. Caramel and toffee with a hop bite in the backend. Grapefruit rind, weak pine and a good amount of grassy hops. Texture is dry with a nice medium body. Bitterness lingers for a short duration. This brew is much better than I was expecting. I killed the can very fast, luckily I have another can! Well worth a shot however, at this time cans are starting get on the old side, drink them if you got’um!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4671) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Can from Beer Run. Cheers to Drake for the pour. The pour’s reddish amber with a small head. The nose is brown bread. Caramel. Red berries. Earth. Nice mellow sweetness. The taste is similar. sprucy Bitter hops. Brown bread. Mild spices. Red berry compote. Rich bitter finish. Medium body, full carbonation. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redbeard3 (107) - - DEC 4, 2013
Hazy amber pour, large bubbles in pillowy white head. Good hop flavor. A little harsh and a hint of some off flavor I can't describe. Got from my uncle who brought it back from New York.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pours amber. Nose is light flowery hops and medium caramel malts. Flavor is again moderate caramel flavor and light to medium hops of various citrus types and finishes bitter and moderately caramelly. Not a bad beer but a little heavy on the caramels.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (725) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
From one of those euro 12oz cans into a pint glass. Pours a light amber. Great aroma of fruit and flowers. Light but sticky mouthfeel. Taste is very similar to aroma. Hoppy tropical fruit and flowers. No bitterness no alcohol. Semi sweet but not too much. Great beer. Easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (708) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours a golden with a full, creamy looking, long lasting white head. The aroma is a bit different. I get pine and some grapefruit, caramel, all balanced well with spices. It gives a very candyish impression. Its quite sweet in the taste, which continues the feeling that you are almost drinking candy. Pine and grapefruit are soft, yet are the main impressions. Spices and a light minty taste round this part up. Aftertaste is a sweet minty pine. Medium in both body and texture, while about average in carbonation. I think some people would enjoy this one more than I did. Its different and pretty good, but I think that the main point of this is its sweetness even though it isn’t masking a high alcohol content. I probably wouldn’t want to drink more than one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3786) - - NOV 29, 2013
skinny can. hazy amber huge rocky head. tropical and pine heavily hopped aroma. yep...hopped like crazy. bitterness rules everything out. i don’t know, why not just call it an ipa? nice beer though, just not what i expected from a winter warmer/amber ale or whatever it is. when i see winter warmer i get excited for a fruity english yeast with a chewy malt profile and floral hops. bummer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
At Bellmore Beverage, and many other places. The aroma is caramel malts, earthy hops. The appearance is amber, clear, white head. The flavor is caramel, earthy, spicy hops. The finish is earthy, floral hops. Creamy mouthfeel, medium in body, A tad boring, but very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Can. A nicely balanced big ale. Emphasis on resiny hops in nose and flavor but plenty of malt sweetness too. Medium bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidmartinek (3715) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
This is a beautiful copper color, completely cloudy, with a white head big enough to satisfy all. The aroma is quick and an impeccable balance starting with floral malt shifting to void. The beer has a medium body, malty hoppiness, with a medium strong bite, bitterness, and hoppy sweetness. Do they really make amy beer better than a double red? What ambers were meant to be.


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