brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Hannukah Party. Hazy light yellow beer with a fluffy white head. Nose is nice grapefruit and orange hops. Some peach, dough, bread, and pineapple. Fruity esters and some subtle bubblegum. Pretty solid. Flavor is nicely sweet with plenty of dough, bread, and fruit. Good tropical notes, lots of orange, and some grapefruit. Mild to moderate bitterness.
bhensonb (11904) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s in Davis, CA. Pours translucent light gold - like some Wits. Very transient white head. Aroma is fruit and citrus - with a little caramel. And some very strange aroma. Med body, maybe. Flavor is fruit, maybe a bit tropical, with some citrus. The malt is pretty much unnoticeable. Getting some grapefruit rind. It’s a clean bitter beer, and tho I might like a little more malt (did I type that?), it’s pretty decent.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Clear straw body with large white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, clove, straw, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some lemon/straw, light clove. Light-medium body, light acidity, resin.
Koelschtrinker (11737) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 18, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deutlich hopfiger Antrunk, dumpf. Sehr grasig, nass hopfig. Bitterer und recht trocken werdend, unrund, definitiv nicht mein Fall! 11/8/7/6/9/7
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured hazy amber color with a medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
Theydon_Bois (11079) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the Green Dragon, PDX, 11/11/14.
Clear pale golden with a decent white cap.
Nose is pale malts, straw, citric peel, orange, light hops.
Taste comprises juicy hops - much more prominent than the nose, melon, light mineral trace, straw, tangerine.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ratman197 (10538) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine and spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, coriander, grapefruit and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering lemon zest finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at World of Beer Baltimore. Pours clear yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is dank, citrus and herbal hops, apple esters and biscuit malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of grainy malts, doughy notes, herbal hops and nutty notes. The taste is pale malts, herbal hops and mild fruitiness. Medium bodied, fairly raw feeling overall. Strong carbonation. Interesting.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up in a six pack @ Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy light yellow appearance with a big white head that almost makes it look like a witbier. Really a bright juicy hoppy, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, dank aroma. Fun aroma. Spicy, a bit dank resiny hoppy, lemon, guava, passion fruit flavor with some cracker and toasted malty notes. A bit dry and slightly chewy yeasty. I don’t really like any of the other hoppy beers ever released by New Belgium besides Super IPA (which, let’s be honest, was an Alpine knockoff), but this one is fun. Hope it becomes available in cans year round.