RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Reddish color, thick body for a pale ale, pleasant citrusy smell, thick and sweet, maybe caramel? Spicy, bitter finish. duffmanyeah (16) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Loved this beer. Provides a nice smooth taste going down, with a hoppy afterthought. Can never have enough. Get one if you can. MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Tap at Old chicago in Eden Prairie. Poured a hazy dark amber with a good sized foamy off white head. Had a piney scent. Tasted slightly sweet almost butterscotch with that wonderful hop finish that balanced out very nicely, Had good body and mouth feel. I was pleasently surprised at the quality of this beer. Excellent! tennisjoel (1483) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2005
Floral & citrus aroma. Nice hoppy flavor. Spices really come out in the flavor. Had at Old Chicago in Eden Prairie, MN. Really good qualities in this beer. Enjoyable! Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2005
I wasn’t sure what style ale this was going to be from looking at the bottle. I guess I was almost expecting some sort of barleywine or something. Needlessly to say I was pleasantly surprised by the piney hoppiness of this India Pale Ale. Looks really pretty in the glass. Tastes great and feels great in my mouth. There is definitely some alcoholic warmth at the end too. Yum.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2005
From the bottle, pours a hazy, light amber with a foamy white head. Smells like a spruce tree, with some malts at the end. Tastes of cloves and nutmeg, some bitter, light hops, and a hint of cinnamon at the end. It’s good, but I think I’d like it more sipping it outside under freshly fallen snow. Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Brownish amber, rocky cream colored head. Hoppier version of their pale ale. For a Christmas beer, I was surprised. Faint spicing, overwhelming hops, thin mouthfeel. Closer to a summertime IPA. Maybe a new tradition for southern winters? Decent beer. Modestly priced. I’ll purchase thjis again. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Pours a coppery amber color with a decent-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Floral hops strong in the nose. Flavor is very hoppy as well, with a slight bittersweet finish. Pleasant alcoholic warmth. Very good. twcguy (32) - USA - NOV 7, 2005
2005 bottle, tastes like a hoppier version of the regular offering. Nice red color, medium head, almost a bite on the finish. alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
2005 bottle. Poure a decent head. body red.SPices, damn good hop flavor. Just the thing to warm the soul for the winter. Nice!