Bebum (1084) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Muddy orange-brown, coating lace. Discrete nose.
Full body, rich and well balanced mouthfeel, strong flavors, good carbonation, high alcohol heat,
Very bitter but well balanced by sweetness well in the background, bitter -fruity finish.
Very hoppy, needless to say.
Not a shy beer but has its place.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Patrickctenchi (6731) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Dark, medium red....vanilla coloured head,,mildly bitter, but not too much.....interesting burnt wood aspect to this beer, campfire atmosphere to it. decent. Hope this is the right spot, mine was bottle with 3/12 exp. and labeled "category 5 ale". PlainsDrifter (96) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Pours dark amber with a small tan head. Fizz, oily texture with aroma of hay and citrus. Nice spice and alcohol bite, flavor of toast and citrus, light bitter finish. Nice beer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Clipper City Brewing Company, LP "Winter Storm ""Category 5"" Ale--Heavy Seas Series"--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 7.50% ABV--55+ IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--IPA. Beer of the Month Club Selection February, 2005. Mild lace head. Clear bright amber color. Rich floral Cascade hop front. Rich creamy caramel pine resin sweet mild fruit body. Big balanced hop end. BC ester hints. Big smooth IPA. Sampled 2/21/2005. dlovell2 (2283) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Brown amber color. Citrus hoppy aroma. Rich caramel malt flavor with citrus hop finish. Bitter at finish.