c_lee_burton (150) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Sweet pine smell. Nice reddish amber pour with a sustained off white head. More hops than expected. Also some malt, resin, pine, and flowery taste. Creamy and boozy palate.
solidfunk (4681) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice stuff. A decent amount of hops and a very crisp finish. Golden blonde finish. Very nice for the style. Average carbonation. Tap at Black Squirrel.
jflopsu (704) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear rust orange with light brown head. A nice pine, citrus, and grains. A sweet citrus, fruit, pine, hop, and grain taste. Aftwrtaste starts with light bitter hops and grains but not overpowering.
neepsntatties (1273) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I’ve had this countless times. Not sure why I haven’t rated it yet. Colour...slightly hazy Amber with a thin white head. Nose...bright hops and sugared grapefruit with citron and some piney notes to boot. Palate...dry, at first, and rather bitter, with sharply flavoured hops that couple with grapefruit skins and candied citrus. Boiled tropical sweets hit the mid palate and are followed by Connecticut shade and cedar notes on the lengthy bitter finish. Ahhhhh...zehr gut! Froeliche Weinachten!
ttutony (728) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Potent noble hop aroma and bitterness on the palate, with some malt sweetness to back things up. Balance could be a little bit better.
bubblehouse (575) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Usually not a fan of imperial pils I have had in the past but this one was pretty good.
ttoadee (782) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Tan pour, small white head. Nose is soft fruit and grain, hint hops. Middle is medium roasted grain. Finish is alcohol and light caramel.
gripweed57 (819) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Deep amber orange color. Nice creamy beige head. Note able grapefruit hop nose. Some burnt sugar malt as well. Tangy toasted malt flavor with a big resiny hop punch. Bitter citrus peel and brown sugar notes upfront. Crisp, bitter and boozy. Long bitter aftertaste seems to go on forever.
Shot (196) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a creamy white head. Aromas are sweet caramel malt and floral hops. Flavors are bitter citrus, pine and caramel. Creamy mouthfell; slightly oily, but also a bit peppery. This is like an IPA, but with a smooth, malty backbone. Very nice. Delicious.
sjohnny (402) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Being a fan of the Krampus I couldn't pass this up when I saw it at the store. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Cloudy light orange amber with a thin white head which fades relatively quickly leaving a good coating on the glass. Medium bodied. Initially soft mouthfeel with a crispness. Velvety warm ester finish. Lots of citrus. Some resin. Well balanced with sweet maltiness. If this is what visits naughty children at Christmas, put me on the naughty list.