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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied ale has a deep reddish amber color with a thick creamy head. Pungent hop flavors are derived from 3 different varieties of domestically grown hops. This ale finishes on the dry side with a wonderful citrus hop flavor. 6.2% abv

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3.3
Theydon_Bois (20486) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle at home, from Wegmans Downington, 04/12/13. Dark amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is caramel malt, straw, light tropicals, candied orange peel, hop presence. Taste comprises caramel, biscuit malt, caramelised sugars, orange peel, trace of red grapefruit, candied sugars. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, grassy hop bitterness leading to a lightly sugar coated finale. Ok stuff.

3
TBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
[email protected], Clear amber color, small white head, lace. Ryeish-grainy aroma. Medium-bodied. Some crystal malts, ryeish notes and pinewood notes. Simple.

3.4
bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt with mild citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is slightly spicy/citrus hop over some refreshing (?) roast malt. It’s decently hoppy, but not particularly bitter. It does fit the winter beer thing.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14856) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hops and malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. I would recommend this to a freind.

3.5
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2012
12oz bottle. Smallish beige head atop crystal clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, some orange, light dusky. Fairly hoppy finish. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.7
Drake (14061) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run best by 5/30/12. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and herbal, peppery hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with a toffee malt finish. The bitterness lings a bit. Average carbonation, medium bodied, decent balance. Nice beer.

3.2
BeerandBlues2 (13709) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.3
Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
This brew pours a clear pale reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial sheets of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of resiny hops, caramel and malt. The finish is Moderately bitter with a floral hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber / orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, toastiness, pine, and some earth. Tastes of floralness, citrus, caramel, and the same toastiness.

3.3
DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep copper with ruby hints and a 3-finger off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, citric hops, slight rock sugary and funk notes. Tastes caramel malty, somewhat tart, very resiny and bitter hoppy. Palate is medium in heft and complexity. Good, but not as good as the pils, APA, IPA, and IIPA.


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