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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was formerly named Frostbite Pale Ale.

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3.4
fiulijn (20701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Beautiful amber color, with small and not persistent head. Aroma of caramel, with light biscuits and very light phenol. Caramel flavor, without the crystal trap; good body strength, but the mouthfeel is rather dry; strong bitterness, with some resins.
Not as hop-forward and fresh as I would like, but enjoyable though; caramelly essentially.

3.2
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2007
Cloudy dark amber. Earthy-piney aroma with bright peachy notes and dark caramel. On the palate, it has an earthy, slightly woody character, again with bright fruity accents. Lingering bitter finish.

3.4
bhensonb (15345) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours very dark copper with a slight beige head. Aromas of toasty malt and a little floral/citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is rather a mix of citrus and floral over a decent caramel background. Seems a bit more flavorful than many IPAs.

3.3
Ratman197 (14970) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spicy hops, earthiness and light pine. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, mint, light citrus and a hint of pine with a crisp lingering bitter finish.

3.3
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 1, 2009
12oz bottle. Small beige head that leaves nice lacing atop murky copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/pine, some caramel, orange, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, floral/orange, caramel, light toffee. Smooth medium body, resin, light effervescence.

3.8
Lubiere (13984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
GOlden ale with a nice hoppy resinous aroma. Deep malts dance with citrusy hops and light nuts. Medium bodied. Pleasant IPA.

3.8
Drake (13952) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2011
12 ounce bottle from State Line. Pours a dark copper color with a medium sized offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Nice herbal, earthy, floral and citrus hop aroma with some caramel malts. The taste is big citrus hop notes. Pale malty notes in the background, including some caramel. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Nice beer.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13594) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle from jah noth. Pours clear deep amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cereal, meal), heavy hops (flowers, perfume), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of cooked apple, pear, and honey. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.

3.6
Dogbrick (13145) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. Pours a deep amber-orange color with a medium creamy off-white head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of piney hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2010
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of pineapple, grass, florals, light pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple.


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