ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very refreshing winter brew with a hopiness that is not to overbearing. The color is copper red with a little hint of cloudiness. The head is robust at first but quick disappears with a strong lasting lacing on the glass. The flavor has a smoot h taste that completly hides the nice 7.2% alcohol warmth. Nice job by Widmer!
scooterbub (930) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very nice red brown with a massive three inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, grapefruit, pine, citrus, hops, resin, caramel and some warming alcohol. Similar, but lighter aroma. The body is decent. The finish is slightly bitter and a touch dry. Quite enjoyable and is easy to drink. A nice seasonal beer.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle–pours a big light tan head with amber color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/caramel, spice/orange/pine. Taste is medium malt-roasty/caramel, secondary lemon/pine hops.
eruizgarcia (269) - - DEC 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2011 On tap at Public House. Pours amber with a thick foamy head. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Pretty smooth for an IPA. Right amount of bitterness. Great beer.
DrSilverworm (9082) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, bottled 9/20/11. Clear red/amber color, minimal khaki head. Nice ring of lace, webby film of head on the surface. Sharp but lighter carbonation. Earthy hop nose. Spicy sweet finish. Good, but doesn’t stand out too much from other winter ales, just a bit hoppier.
tgncc (3035) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Int’l Great Beer Expo. The aroma is earthy, caramel. The appearance is deep amber. cream-colored head. The flavor is caramel, brown sugar, earth, pine. The finish is piney hops. Medium to medium/thick in bodsy. Good.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite winter beers. Hoppier than, say Deschutes Jubelale and not quite as malty. Citrus spice, clean, hoppy, lasting finish. Easy to fine, great to drink.
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Pours a clear dark reddish amber color with medium sized foamy off white head. Excellent sudsy lacing that clings to the side of the glass. Aroma has some swetness along with toffee and roasty notes. Flavor is nice with a fair amount of hoppiness, almost more in the style of a red than an amber.
Slipstream (2276) - USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to one of my cousins for bringing this to our Thanksgiving celebration. Sweet, full aroma. Malty, but well-bittered too. A hearty and hoppy brew that is just right for the late autumn. I am surprised to see it is an amber, since I usully don’t like those.
puboflyons (2701) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle stamped 08:22NH-OCT 13 11. The pour is a darker olive-amber with a fizzy but short lived head. Decent clarity. The aroma tends to bring out the hops more than the malts, sugar, and yeast but it is nothing like an IPA in that regard. It just has a better than average hop presence. The body is medium. The taste has a quick, up front caramel malt character followed more swiftly by a bitter hop bite.