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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

476 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 476
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: dolem98 on 11-19-2002

"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"
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a light orangey red, and there were small streams of carbonation rising from the bottom. A thin caramel brown head that clung to the sides nicely topped it off. Aroma was both hoppy and sweet. Sometimes the hops took precedence, and other times it reminded me more of a barley wine. Taste was remarkably like how it smelled. Had the hoppy flavors, but with a slightly sticky sweet undertone. Fairly well balanced. Felt a smidge off in the mouth. Almost coated too well in the mouth I.E. overly sticky, but something just wasn't right. Pleasant to drink outside of the off mouthfeel.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This "American IPA + WInter warmer" is sure to intrigue. Poured from a 22 oz bomber to a pint glass.

Appearance: Copper/amber with a cream colored head. Visible lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells like a winter beer, with raisins and faint floral hops which become the dominant aroma after about a minute.

Flavor: Spicy and hoppy, much like described. There are figs, raisins, and hints of cherries in the beginning. A slight oak taste leads into hop grassiness and then bitterness of the finish. There is definite warmth to this beer, which is sort of confusing my mouth with the hop presence. The finish is full floral hop oils.

MF: Not sweet or full-bodied like lots of holiday beers. All ingredients are in moderation and mostly work well with each other. I think Full Sail really accomplished what they wanted this beer to be.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark orange with a huge white head that lingers and sticks around for the whole beer.

Smells of cracker, bread, and pine hops. I get more cracker than anything. Nice if not a bit too subtle.

Up front clean malt with a hint of caramel sweetness that lacks in the middle and finishes with a nice pine hop kick. The finish is fantastic on this, but there is nothing going on in the middle of the taste.

Light to medium body with medium carbonation work well with the beer, but it is a bit too thin.

This is a fine IPA that rides a pine note. It has a distinct cracker malt character, which I guess is the "winter" part of the beer. It is a bit too simple to be anything amazing, but quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1pt. 6oz. bottle into a Clown Shoes pint glass.

The color is a slightly hazing amber since some orange highlights. There is a thin finger of foamy white head with some slight lacing.

The smell is a bit bready with malts coming right out at first and then pushed forward with a nice spicy flavor. Some tart orange flavor is there in the aroma as well. There is a bit of a bitterness in the background accompanying the citrus here.

The taste is bitter at first with some earthy hop flavor. There is a peppery flavor that is working off the slight tart citrus flavor in the back. The bitterness seems to build and stick onto my tongue. The there is a sweetness there of some nice malty flavor but gets a slight bit overshadowed just a bit by the loud bitter hop flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied and full with some nice flavor. It goes down easy and is packed with a nice refreshing drinkable feel.

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Wreck The Halls from Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub
85 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.