camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber in color . Toasty malt flavor. Citrus , Caramel and dark berry notes. Good winter beer
Pershing (431) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a decent tan head that lingers around. Strong hop aroma of citrus. Good amount of hop bitterness in this one with some sweetness from the malt. Lingering hop finish.
Syzzer (551) - Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap @ milltown pub 12-1-13 in Silverton, oregon. The head is a sticky white foam that lingers. Nice moderate sweet malt body with some hops. The flavor tapers, but this is a good one- much like an imperial red. Copper -brown transparent color. 8.23 bd. 8 jd
UkrainPubCrawler (24) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful citrus hoppy aroma. Opaque amber color and nice foamy head. I love the hops in this seasonal ale and that in combination with the citrus is well balanced and delicious. Nice clean finish.
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice effort, but I was looking for more sweet malt and less hops. I guess they felt that they had to have a strong hops footprint to be from the NW, but for this offering they could have dialed it back a bit. That said, still an enjoyable quaff.
SHIG (3279) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Drank from the bottle that had a nice festive label. Aroma was sweet malt. Taste was sweet malt with a bitter balanced hop character.
Frahmo (104) - Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Lacing evident all through the glass. Malty start that finishes bitter and full of hops.
wlajwl (3321) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine, spices and grassy hops. The flavor is malts, fruit, mild sweetness and grassy/bitter hops in the finish.
Chad924 (7) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
It is a mild winter beer with a strong taste that lasts a long time on your pallet once finished.
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alexanderj (3194) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; poured an amber/auburn color. Light khaki head. Aroma of pine, alcohol, fruit and caramel. Quality aroma. Nice palate with a long finish. Alcohol was subdued. Fruity and piney. Very good.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright clear ruby pour with good khaki head. This strikes me as what other brewers have deemed "imperial red". Sweet caramel malt and big citrusy hops. Shiny. Well balanced, but with a decidedly woody bitter finish.