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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A full bodied ale has a deep reddish amber color with a thick creamy head. Pungent hop flavors are derived from 3 different varieties of domestically grown hops. This ale finishes on the dry side with a wonderful citrus hop flavor. 6.2% abv


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Draught@RNH, Clear amber color, small white head, lace. Ryeish-grainy aroma. Medium-bodied. Some crystal malts, ryeish notes and pinewood notes. Simple.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Smallish beige head atop crystal clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange, light dusky. Fairly hoppy finish. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt with mild citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is slightly spicy/citrus hop over some refreshing (?) roast malt. It’s decently hoppy, but not particularly bitter. It does fit the winter beer thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear dark copper, frothy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, bready caramel, citrus hops with a hint of pine
Flavor: sweet hop juice flavor, caramel malt sweetness, nice breadyness, lots of hops, balancing bitterness, light earthyness
Overall: hop juice
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10666) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber / orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, toastiness, pine, and some earth. Tastes of floralness, citrus, caramel, and the same toastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle at home, from Wegmans Downington, 04/12/13. Dark amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, straw, light tropicals, candied orange peel, hop presence. Taste comprises caramel, biscuit malt, caramelised sugars, orange peel, trace of red grapefruit, candied sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness leading to a lightly sugar coated finale. Ok stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run best by 5/30/12. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and herbal, peppery hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with a toffee malt finish. The bitterness lings a bit. Average carbonation, medium bodied, decent balance. Nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
This brew pours a clear pale reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, caramel and malt. The finish is Moderately bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall.


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