High Camp Winter Warmer
Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,988
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #11,542
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 14.18%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
26
From:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of flagmantho
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at Collins Pub in Seattle, WA.

Appearance: ruddy brown hue with a totally clear body and a finger of frothy tan foam. A great lace is left on the glass; I kind of love it.

Smell: sweet, grassy and very slightly fruity hops. It's damn hoppy for a winter warmer, but I'm not complaining.

Taste: fresh, herbal, grassy hops atop a somewhat nutty malt base. Bitterness is pretty high, but it's smooth. Hoppier than normal for the style, but it's balanced and I dig it.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: a little sweet and a little heavy to be super drinkable, but the flavor is darn good.

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Photo of Moose90
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a deep amber brown hue into the glass, there is a nice off-white colored head that forms on top and leaves behind some nice rings of lace.

S — Smell is strongly pungent on piney bitter hops, notes of lemon peel, pine needles, oak sap, semi-sweet caramel malt base.

T — Boozy initially, but woah hops, notes of pine, citrus, earth, lightly leathery, very nice balance of hops on-top of a caramel malt sweet body.

M — Medium bodied, lingering and crisp finish.

O — Very nice overall, laughable to be called a winter warmer, this has none of the notes found in that style, this is just a darker hued IPA, though it is a damn good one.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a second time a year after the first, and was at 7.3 ABV. Not yr classic winter warmer; as with most Bale Breaker this one is on the hoppy side with a resiny taste that dominates. It finishes very clean and almost no linger on it surprisingly. A bit caramely compared to other BB beers. Definitely enjoyed it but is a hoppy take on the style, but one that isn't a hop bomb in your face.

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High Camp Winter Warmer from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings