stuckinprague (43) - - NOV 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is honestly the best beer I have tasted. A nice very bitter IIPA, with tons of fruity qualities. The aroma is largely from the amarillo hops: apricot and grapefruit and a touch of sweetness or peach. Taste is bitter all the way. Fruity bitterness on the tip of the tongue, and a slight resinous hop bitterness on the back of the tongue. Beer comes off a touch sweet, and not dry or harsh in the after-taste. Beautifully formulated beer, with tons of flavours contributing to this amazing product. Yum. This beer is all about the hops, will defiantly look at cloning this beer in a home-brew recipe sometime.
wwwdottom (38) - Breese, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a transparent golden color with white head / Strong pine and citrus in the nose / not as bitter as expected, actually kind of a sweet taste / very good beer overall and the 9% alcohol is hidden nicely
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Iím not much of an IPA guy, and quite frankly, I was expecting this to be one of those "too hoppy" IPAs. The New Belgium Super India Pale delivers a refreshing taste, pours a light gold brown, has a small, but not too small head and a perfect balance of taste. It wasnít too bitter and was followed with a some what sweet after taste to counterbalance itís hoppy taste.
richiesd (31) - California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2012 Holy crap. This beer is amazing. On draft at toronado SD. I havenít had an ipa in this realm of awesome since rogerís last stand. The hop flavors come at you hard without any of that bitterness. Just the right amount of maltiness for this style Of beer. If I wanted something less malty I would have ordered a Nelson.
Anyways, this gets extra points for being possibly the easiest "alpine" beer to get a hold of. Drink it fresh obviously. If the hops fade this beer wonít be nearly as tasty
The hops have either dropped some, or that first keg I had last week was some miracle batch. While not one of the most mindblowingly good IPAs Iíve ever had anymore, it is still amazing. Iím a hophead obviously, so I probably went overboard when I first had it. Either way, awesome IPA, if we werenít so spoiled with Alpine already, Iíd be seeking this out by the case.
hoffbier (25) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle Champaign il. Aroma is very interesting and layered, with pine, tropical and citrus notes. Taste is similar and clean. A resin remainder. Powerful but still has balance throughout. Very glad I picked up a couple.
Mechphisto (18) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My wife got this for me as a surprise on the recommendation of Wil Wheaton. Iím impressed! He knows his beers.
Itís a beautiful golden amber with a nice, creamy looking head. However, the head dissipates very quickly and leaves very little lacing.
The aroma is interesting--it smells strongly of cut grass and dandelions! I want to say I detect a hint of citrus and bread in the aroma, but the smell of grass and dandelion is very strong (in a good way). It instantly makes me think of a summer beer, especially since I served it quite cold.
The taste is crisp, bitter, hoppy, with a bit of a bite. Here you DO get the citrus hints. Malty, and a touch of sour--but all balanced quite nicely!
The mouthfeel is good. I didnít think it was oily; it lasted long enough to taste every drink, and washed away with only a hint of nice, bitter aftertaste.
greatscott75 (18) - California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a two finger head. The nose is pine, tropical fruit and resin. The taste is the same with the addition of band-aid. A little unbalanced as the alcohol really comes through.
asmall (15) - Monroe, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 Bomber from Vinters in Charlotte.Reminded me of Sculpin.Nice creamy head.Citrus and grapefruit aroma.Never been a big NB fan but I will get more of this wonderful DIPA!
Whalescreams (9) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super intense ipa hence the name... At first the extreme hop resin is overwhelming but in builds in flavor and on you.
As I sputter out
ghardwick (5) - - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber for xmas. (thanks Charles) Dank aroma. Warm alcohol, not hot. Well balanced. Great hop flavor, but not overly bitter.