riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Aroma is malty with hints of biscuits, caramel, and some ale fruitiness. Hops are spicy and floral and rather strongly detectable. Pours a hazy brownish orange with a great lasting head and sticky icky lacing. Nice highly hopped strongly malty IPA. Notes of biscuit, bread, and sweetness followed by a long bitter fruit, pepper, and floral hop bite. Lingering bitterness is dry and resiny. Really tasty Winter Warmer/IPA hybrid. I really liked this actually. A lot. hopdog (12486) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
22oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, floral hops, lighter pine, and some citrus rinds. Tastes of fruitiness, caramel, lighter earthiness, and caramel. Some hoppy, spiciness in the finish as well. bhensonb (15096) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours rather hazy blood orange with a large beige head. Strong aromas of fruit and resin. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is lots of grapefruit rind and resin over a lot of light roast malt. This is a mouth grabber. Excellent IPA. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012 Northern Lights Brewing Company Hoppy Holidays! Winter Ale--Experience The Spectrum. 2008-09 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.50% ABV--45 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Sediment hint. Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich bright deep amber color. Spicy malty floral hop vanilla hint front. Crisp smooth sweet malty rich amber ale hop infused crystal malt mellow Winter spice body. Smooth balanced mellow hot hop end. Spicy Winter IPA! Sampled 1/5/2009. 4 @ $5.75 Each.
22 oz. Bottle purchased @ Fremont, Seattle PCC for $6.00 + tax. Eighth inch lacy off white thin wispy head. Hint of tight sediment. Clear rich bronze red color. Enticing appearance. Toasted floral hop dark fruit raisin hint front. Medium textured slightly cloying sweet lightly roasted caramel fruit spicy malty body. Mildly hot subtle hop spice fruit end. Crisp and clean at start but finishes a touch fruity from sediment. Tasty, unique, well made Winter Warmer. Nice spicy notes. (3.75 / 5.0)
Blairgus (4536) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
22 dec 2012, tap at their brew pub. Copper, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine hops and maybe some bubble gum. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Spruce or resin hops, some sweet alcohol. None of the typical holiday ale christmas spices. Pretty nice.
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radagast83 (8019) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy deep copper color with a thick white head. Aroam was nice light pine notes, covering up a rich malt character. Flavor was a little earthy notes, touch of spice character, with notes of hop. This was really enjoyable and quite good. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Pours a semi hazy yet somewhat dark red and leaves the same colored body with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dies to a cap covering the top of the body, adequate yet somewhat foamy lacing clings to the top of the glass, spider webs after a good minute; the aroma has somewhat citrusy hops up front with a decent backing by the nuts, toffee and a sort of bready malt; still after a bit of warming a really super nice spiciness comes through; the taste is spicy yet somewhat bitter and also sweet breadiness making just an all around great flavor, slight bitter hoppy aftertaste and dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate and nothing really obscure or harsh whatsoever; overall - reminiscent slightly of an AIPA (probably why I like it so much, but still conveys enough to showcase a Winter Warmer, good stuff that I would definitely would have again Beachmaster (546) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
22 oz bomber. Pours a reddish copper color, with a big light tan head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is mostly hops and spices. Taste is malt forward, with a thin mouthfeel and spicy hop finish. Not bad, but not outstanding. chinchill (4939) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
22 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Cloudy brown-amber body with a weak head.
Aroma: toffee; dark bread; bisquits; plums; mixed spices.
Flavor: complex and dynamic, with a sweet start and a moderate load of hops kicking in mid-taste, adding mild bitterness and nice herbal and floral notes.
O: distinct, interesting and yummy: Recommended. julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a 22. Color is a dark, red amber. Aroma is sweet and floral. Flavor is piney with a subtle spice to it. After taste is long and bitter. It takes over.