Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm (Imperial ESB)

Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm (Imperial ESB)

Rated 2.975 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Heavy Seas Brewing

Baltimore, MD, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

7.3% Alcohol by Volume

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Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.

ID: 20098 Last updated 16 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Overall Rank45343
Overall Percentile15.2
Style Rank770 of 799
Style Percentile3.6
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score2.9
Average Score2.900
Weighted Score2.975
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • FOAMDOME 505 reviews
    rated 2.9 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 6

    Tried a 12 oz brown bottle with KCC Rnd 3. This year's Winter Storm is bronze colored and hoppy, very hoppy. Bottled version (2005) is darker than 04, a deep, clear bronze, with great foam and lace. Hops dominate the aroma profile. Taste is pretty hoppy, too. While I like hops (a lot!) I certainly did not expect so little of anything else remarkable. Aftertaste = hops. I have just decided that I don't like imbalanced, hop-heavy beers anymore. Especially when the season calls for malts! A great Imperial ESB, but not a particularly enticing winter warmer.

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