cbfobes (2270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22oz bomber, pours a clear golden/amber with a decent white head, the aroma was kind of dull with a little bit of hops on the nose, the flavor really didnít blow me away either, very malty with a finish of slight fruit and hops, kind of a metallic finish as well, I wonder if this is an old bottle or something.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) dark amber with full hops aroma. Flavor is pine hops.
glennmastrange (2206) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, light orange and dough for the yeast, with a hint of date in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear dark amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a bit syrupy and has a soft carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A little more malt dominant than most DIPAs and it lacks balance in the flavor. Twas a little disappointing.
ElGaucho (2189) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GTM í06, draught. Definite hop aroma but not overly so. Hazy gold color. Large, off-white head that is frothy and creamy. Whoa. Rich, piney hop explosion. Itís hard to believe that you can get this much flavor out of a beer with a color this light. Iíve experienced it before on multiple occasions, but it is still relatively rare. Dry with a lot of alcohol. Really nice beer. I kept referring to this brew as Hoptimator in my notes, so if New Albanian also has a Hoptimator, somebody please let me know. However, I see that several others rated this brew at the 2006 GTM, and Iíd be a little surprised if they brought beers called Hoptimus and Hoptimator!
jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber body with an off-white, frothy head, mostly diminishing. Hop-filled aroma of pine, citrus, sweet orange, grapefruit, pineapple. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter, a bitterness that lingers. Medium to full body, slightly sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grapefruit and orange juice. But thereís also an undercurrent of raw hops and grain, something Iíve noticed in several New Albanian beers. Leaves the impression of being not quite cleaned up. That aside, this is a tasty double IPA.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a fully receding, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, herbal, floral, with aggressive and sweet hops. Tastes of grapefruit, sweet orange, very little harsh bitterness, thanks to the lack of Chinook. Mouthfeel is full bodied and quite resinous with smooth carbonation.
jbruner (2136) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Press a hazy yellow gold from the bottle with thin ring of off-white lacy head. Aroma is big caramel malt and booze, slight earthy hop. Taste is a little more balanced with some piney notes, but still a little sweet. Meh.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a nice sweet toffee scent with grapefruit, taste is very similar, quite a bite as it warms.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Rich Oís: poured peach orange with a medium off white head. Big pine aroma with light citrus. Flavor is all hops with just enough malt to balance it out. Well, almost balanced. Very piny, resiny hop flavor. Moderate grapefruit. I dug this one. Great job NABC.
Chudwick (1969) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - pours pale amber with ivory head. Nose is caramel, a wild field, and a bunch of indiscernible goodies akin to grapefruit. Flavor adds citrus colony that just got paint stripped. Dry. Bitter. Fruity aftertaste. I was hoping for a more pronounced malty backbone, but there wasnít much there. A good thing I didnít rate this three years ago when I was at the brewery; I would have hated it. Now, it is passable for a dipa.