adnielsen (9920) - 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.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear straw, low foam. Nose is lemon, vanilla cake, cat pee. Taste is vanilla cake, yellow apple, mild hop. Palate is soft, juicy. Simple blonde ale. I don’t think IPA is a fit.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a pale yellow-gold color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, spices and wheat. Medium body with flavors of citrus, cloves and caramel malt. The finish is spicy with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and fruity, some pine notes, sotne fruit, light malt, light spice, light mouthfeel.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tangerine, wheat malt, and orange peel/pine aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter orange peel/pine flavor. Nice blending. Very good.
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fluffy white head atop a faintly hazed straw colored body. Grassy and citrus-like American hop nose, light gum, some juicy apricot / peach, though still a tad raw like straight up hop cones. Bitter bubble gum, flowers berries and cut grass raw nose, some tropical / pineapple resemblance. Some chalk / vitamin yeast seems to blur and mute the hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body, medium to high sweetness with a lot of chewy malt and saccharin. Yeast and wheat both lend creaminess to the body. A step up in quality for New Belgium IMO.
DrSilverworm (7999) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Mostly clear, very light yellow, sort of whitish. Thin white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice orange peel, zesty, lightly spicy flavor. Good amarillo hop, nice grassy. Moderate to stronger bitter taste, good zesty sweet. Tasty stuff.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought bubblegum, white fruit, hints of peach into some slight wheat, grass, touch of earth, slight pine, orange in there, hints of biscuit. Taste is a mix of biscuit, bread, touch of orange, peach, slight spice into bubblegum, touch of grain, finishing sweet.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear, quite pale hued body with a large, foamy and retentive white head. Aromas are of grass, resin, tropical fruit, mosaic. Lightly fruity esters, very mild malt. Flavors are fruity and mildly bitter with peach, mango, tropical fruit hop notes. Grassy, very nice subtle malt toasty character (soft). Mild esters, citrus rind. Medium bodied with fuller carbonation.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/17/15] Draught at The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay. Clear golden. Pleasant piney and “green” hops aroma. Hoppy flavor, piney, fruity and “green”, with pretty strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.