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Wreck The Halls - Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub

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BA SCORE
85
very good

440 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 440
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.38%


Brewed by:
Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This annual favorite is a sublime hybrid of an American style IPA and a winter warmer. The result is a bold brew that celebrates the holidays with an intriguing blend of Centennial hops providing elegant citrus notes balanced by a backdrop of a rich caramel malt body. Dry hopped to amplify the aromas and flavor. Available in 22oz. bottles and draught. ABV 6.5% IBU 68"

(Beer added by: dolem98 on 11-19-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by unclederby:
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unclederby

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this ale a few times now, both from the bottle and on tap.

Poured with some vigor into a pint glass just a whisper of a head forms atop this slightly hazy, dark honey-colored ale. Only spotty lacing.

I steal a big whiff just after the pour and am greeted by a huge, perfumy, spicy bouquet of hops... dominated by centennial. I think i catch some cinnamon there too. Once the dust settles so to speak, one notices caramel malt, vanilla and more of a piney presence. The bouquet just keeps drawing me in.

Spicy, piney hops dominate the flavor., while there is sufficient malt backbone to keep them from going over the top. Enlivened with a citrusy tinge. Tasty but not as complex as the aroma might lead you belive.

Wreck the Halls is medium-bodied with nice viscosity and complementary carbonation.

A nice change of pace from most winter ales, more akin to Celebration than anything, i suppose. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2008 02:51:57 | More by unclederby
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Wreck The Halls from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
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