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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to drink long winter sessions of our favorite card game. Extensive dry hopping combined with a formidable malt bill creates the hoppiest beer in Redwood County!

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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Nice dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is catty hops and a bit of resin. Flavor is sharply bitter, but not unpleasant. Good malt bill. Resinous and pungent. Pretty decent, but I have no idea why this is 7.7%

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
gonzosauce (157) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Heathery herbal nose leading into a very tinny flavor. Palate is crisp but not intriguing. Hops are noticeable throughout, but hardly dominant.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ericular (995) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Im sure this beer is past its prime, but I have no mercy in rating if theres no best-by date on the bottle. Wish more brewers would do this. Pours a dirty orange with no head and not much lacing. Aroma is caramel and sour yeast. Taste is a yeast bomb, then some funky malt, then a moderately bitter finish that dries out. From the other reviews, this was likely a bad batch or old bottle. Just noticed its a winter seasonal, so its probably at least 8-9 months old. Hops are a mere afterthought, making me think somethings not right here... Ill finish the bottle, but only because the other Brau Brothers bottle I just opened was spoiled as well and Im not pouring two bottles down the drain in a single night. Get it together, people.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27272) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and basil. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
Bottled. A pale golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw and malt, leading to a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (43243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 26, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild peachy and light grapefruity. Mild citric and light peachy. Bitter and herbal. Citrusy and peachy dry finish.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of hasselHOFF. Thanks Kyle! Pours quite hazy reddish orange appearance with no head. Caramel, dark bread, somewhat citrusy, a bit spicy aroma. Goopy, sweet caramel malty, orange candy, boozy flavor. Honestly, makes me gag. Not good.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
baumanj (9) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013 does not count
BITTER - too much so. Not very enjoyable on it's own - needs a formidable pairing to match this bitter hop-filled ale. Not any sweetness to speak of - tart with a bitter beginning and finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnmike (1086) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle pour. Decent beer here that doesnt quite have as much hop profile as the marketing would have you believe.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StouterRick (32) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Rate beer calls this an American APA, Beer Advocate calls this as an American IPA: I think its more of a Belgian IPA. There has to be Belgian yeast in this, even though no one has mentioned that in the reviews that I have read. I think this is a well brewed beer, and fairly well balanced but Im not that big on Belgian IPAs,, especially when the wild yeast and hop bitterness dominate the after taste!. I certainly wont buy this beer again, even if I find it for $5.99, for a six pack, again


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