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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4546) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Location: 12 oz can from Hoboken Vine, 12/7/13

Aroma: The nose has some caramel and plenty of hops, resin, pine, and citrus mostly
Appearance: It pours a cloudy reddish-orange color with a thick froth of beige head and heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is much the same, lighter on the sweetness, nice resin/pine hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a smooth, sticky feel, and a mid-dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a nice example of a stepped up amber. Really enjoyable drink with an excellent look to it. That appearance is the star. Good stuff. I like this as a winter seasonal. Makes for a nice fridge beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a dark gold to copper, hazy to murky, with a fairly thick eggshell head that settles slowly and leaves some nice decorative sticky lace. Nose involves some pine, sweet grain and honey, grapefruit flesh, some mango and papaya, pineapple, zesty mint, some other yeasty spice and banana. Pretty sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium bodied, juicy, decent carb, bright, with a fruity lengthy grainy and somewhat bitter finish. A mixed bag of a beer, quite drinkable, lots of cool stuff going on. Whether itís an amber or a pale ale i suppose is irrelevant, although itís not dark enough to me to be an amber. Itís just a good beer, and the can looks like an energy drink, which makes drinking and driving much easier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
12oz tall slim can, pretty much the exact opposite ofvthe guy that gave it to me, thanks Ed5388. Poured a good looking clear orange body with some large rising bubbles and an average to larger frothy off white head. Aroma honey topped bread, rotting orange pulp, pennies, resiny hops, dry caramel. Fuller bodied with strong bubbly carbonation that is slightly chewy and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma but a bit more bready/grainy and the pulp is more of a rind flavor. Solid beer especially for 6Point who often lets me down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Growler from Spirits Unlimited in Middletown, NJ. Pours a hazy amber orange with a small creamy white head. Excellent white lace. Lovely fresh aroma is a mix of toasted caramel malt and pine hoppiness. Flavor upfront is more toasted malt and pine hops. There is a light nuttiness and touch of bittersweet burnt sugar in the malty backdrop. Finish brings bitter grapefruit hops and a long peppery dry aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4178) - 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 gotíum!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (5484) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Can from Beer Run. Cheers to Drake for the pour. The pourís 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (799) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (754) - 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 isnít masking a high alcohol content. I probably wouldnít want to drink more than one.

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