Mjp12 (1737) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The ginger and pine gives quite a yeasty aroma, the ginger gives quite sweet flavour, while pine adds to the hoppy finish. Interesting, but not great.
minihame2 (592) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange colour, hazy. Small frothy white head. Aroma is not too strong and it’s pretty basic hoppy ipa thing. Mouthfeel is very light for an ipa, it’s quite watery with little carbonation. I don’t really get the ginger taste (there’s a hint of gingerbread in there, I guess that’s it) in this but the pine needles are there with the aftertaste.
It seems like a nice seasonal ipa with a christmas feel to it, but there are so many other ipas that I’d rather pick over this.
vovvov (1) - - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very bitter this. Gives a nice clean, crisp yet almost creamy kick. The ginger comes through and provides sweet tones throughout
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This has a nice pineapple citrus aroma. Herbal, spicy pine flourish with a slightly sugary feel which gives it that festive feel. Nice variation on a hoppy pale. Good light Christmas beer.
culchiem (3843) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Deep gold with a thin head. Aroma is ginger and orange syrup. Flavor is sticky sugary fruit, some dry bitterness and a spiced finish.
mauritsio (897) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alko Hyvinkää. Golden with medium thick head. Rich hoppy aroma with ginger. Bitterness.
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OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy golden color. White lasting head. Honey and I think sime pinny hops. Sticky, sweet, bitter with a bit of Holliday feel at the end. Not my thing.
leebotton (406) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber. Aroma of honey and caramel orange. Honey flavour comes through in the taste but less overpowering than it is in the aroma. Ginger comes through unrecognisably. Strong.
Westchesterco (1965) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at churchkey it is a clear golden beer with a flight head. The stoma is pineapple and citrus. The taste is very citrusy and has a bitter finish that lingers on the palate
Iphonephan (6724) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at ChurckKey during its Christmas Beer tap takeover. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and pine. Medium bodied and moderately bitter finish.