ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2013
330ml bottle from Redmonds. Hazy gold, lasting frothy white head. Nose is resin, pine, big caramel, passion fruit, pineapple. Flavour follows the nose, lovely and sweet offset by fruity hop bitterness. Medium body, quite highly carbonated, slightly oily mouthfeel. Finish is long, loads of pineapple sweetness and oily hops. Really, really nice. morri (277) - NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
750ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. 1 finger off-white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Clear golden body. Aroma is some light fruity hops, caramel, pine and citrus. Dry bitter on the tongue. Some malty sweetness. Very well balanced. Creamy in the mouth. I don?t get what?s christmassy about this, however it?s a great IPA. SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Golden color with small frothy head. Notes of pine, spices, herbs, citrus. Slightly too bitter at first for my taste, bitterness mellows out after a while tho which brings out some fruitier and sweeter taste. Not bad but would need some more complexity to be more enjoyable. allmyvinyl (11019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Pours clear orange with a big frothy head. Aromas of ginger biscuits and christmas spice. Creamy aroma too, alongside a creamy texture, lovely tangerine thing going on. Long finish. Very nice. AshtonMcCobb (6913) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Appearance - bright orange with a lovely frothy head. Gentle but steady carbonation.
Nose - ginger biscuits and cream.
Taste - more ginger nut biscuits.
Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a dry long finish.
Overall - good beer if a little single dimensional. It’s nice to have a change from darker and richer Christmas beers though.
Fancy_Clown (15) - London, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Nose: ginger undertone/sweet/marmalade scent.
Appearance: Hazy with a lot of suspended sediment. Looks solid and thick.
Taste: Pine, herbs, quinine long dry finish.
Feel: Thick, viscous. Very nice.
jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2013
You’ll get the traditional ginger/spice combination here, but well balanced against a nice, hoppy IPA. Have one or two in the season. HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Upfront mandarin, cloves, ginger, honeydew melon and grapefruit. Really sweet nose but balanced out by herb notes. Taste is less complex, sweetness is a touch sickly but dries out with a spicy herb finish. Nice tropical flavours and a hit of IPA bitterness down the back. Interesting IPA, definitely one to try. VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
Fantastisk beska blandat med sötma i aromen. Smaken likaså, väldigt fin balans. olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2013
On tap at Ölrepubliken. Sweet and fruity smell with candy, grapefruit and pine. Similar taste, tastes a bit like fruit candy.