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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bright golden, with citrus flavor and an aroma that combines notes of grapefruit, orange zest and a touch of the tropics. Like a warm ray of sunshine on a cold winter’s day.


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MetalNHopHead (2257) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Free State makes some of the best IPA’s in the Midwest. They make it look easy, but Winterfest is a thoughtful, well-constructed ale that demonstrates expertise. Pour is golden orange with a long-lasting white head. Spicy hop aroma that translates into a citrusy, resinous, grassy, floral, and semi-piney taste. This beer is hop-forward, but there’s a sturdy malt backbone that supports everything. Crisp feel and the texture is somewhat oily. It’s a Winter IPA that deserves a place alongside your gingerbread.

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OzarkElmo (329) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a deep, clear amber with moderate head, mostly diminishing. Very nice on the nose - citrus and pine with grapefruit being quite noticeable. Well-balanced IPA with a good, bitter finish. A great effort from the brewers at Free State - Prost!

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cubs (10740) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a clear, rust orange appearance with a light brown head. Super spicy, piney hoppy, fairly resiny, caramel malty, sticky aroma. Sticky resiny hoppy, big piney/grapefruity hoppy flavor with just a mild bitterness and light sweetness. Tasty brew!

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boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle from friar tucks in MO, shared with my pal matt.. pours cloudy dark orange, no head :/ taste is grapefruit, and crisp hopps..


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