douglas88 (9194) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2011 Bottle from the Utah State Store, thanks Mikey. Pours a clear amber color with a medium tan head. The aroma is very nice; just heaps of hops in here, citrus flavors explode, some light caramel and spices also. The flavor is also great; initially bitter, grapefruit and other citrus-hop flavors, some light spices and a balanced is achieved by a strong and rich caramel malt. Slightly warm, but nowhere near boozy. Just excellent. What an excellent addition, thanks Wasatch Brewing. First bottle of the new season, some snow in the air so perfect timing: more banana and cloves than I remember, a fresh pine hop bouquet. Very nice. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear brown with a small head. Aroma of citrus hops and grapefruit. Flavor is rather hoppy but blends nicely with sweet caramel malt. Very nice, more like an IPA than an ASA or a winter ale for that matter. Yum!
8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5) fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and generally tropical fruits, floral hops, sourdough malt. Flavor a nice display of the hops on a rich, lightly nutty, doughnut malt base. Crisp, hoppy, and sweet, well-rounded. A fan of this variety of winter ale. hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2009
multiple bottles via superdave70... still the best thing to come from utah!
jake65 (3701) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2010
pours a rich amber coppery color when i am not swigging straight from the bottle! it has a small off white head which is still there when i finish it off.
the aroma is really leafy... bitter pine and green hops with caramel, malt, earth and a pepper/seed-like warmth.
the flavor is quite malty with some nutty caramel and orange rind upfront. mid palate and on the dry finish it is full of an earthy spice and hops!.... pine-y, grassy, bitter and green delicious hoppiness. rather like a dark ipa.
alcohol and bitterness thin out the mouth feel to make it insanely sessionable (especially @ 7.1%). 8/4/7/4/16/3.9
Bottle: Pours a light amber color with an ample sandy head. Lots of sticky lacing. Nose is sweet, caramel and citrus with light florals. Tastes bold with citrus hops, caramel, and again, light florals. Lingering bitters in the tail. Very well balanced, smooth, and just plain enjoyable.
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours a nice mahogany color with a rich tan head. The nose is blend of hop and malt aromas. Caramel/toffee and citrus pine. The taste starts with caramel & toffee with grapefruit and pine. A little spice in the end. Both hops and malt show nicely and blend together well. It has a bittering, dry finish.
Full-bodied with moderate to strong carbonation. The Alcohol is well-hidden. Just a great malty/hoppy beer. Hits the spot. dabeerguy (17) - Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Winerfest types don’t usually get much play from me with a few exceptions but this seasonal from Utah (yeah Utah!) is killer. Aroma of piney / spruce hops and nutty malts develops right away. Nice bite of hops on the first taste continues to the end with a nice finish. A west coast hoppy profile for sure. Sierra Celebration (one of my all time favorites) with more malt background. beernutmark (2) - Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2010 does not count
A great winter ipa. Toffee and burnt sugar flavors countered by pine hop character. Nice alcohol warmth. Slightly sweet but not cloying. Sledutah (7557) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2010
12oz bottle from the state wine store Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 4, 2011
Appearance: Dark clear copper/brown with a nice sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing
Aroma: Grapefruit and floral
Taste: Caramel malts, grapefruit with some bitter pine in the finish
A nice Winter beer.
Dark amber color, nice tan head. Lovely floral hop essence and bready malts in the nose. The hops give a resiny coating to the tongue followed by a malt sweetness cut by a mellow bitterness. Really a quite unique beer, perfect for the cold Utah Winter nights.