3fourths (8216) - 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.
shrubber85 (7872) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.
crossovert (7738) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear thin gold body that supports a white head of foam. Just after pouring it the aroma had a peach fruitiness to it. Upon further inspection there’s malt sweetness, slight levels of fruity notes maybe apricot, peach and mango as well as some faint hoppier or tarter citrus like notes. The taste is similar with modest levels of dry apricot and peach fruitiness rolling quickly into some malt sweetness. To midway a bit of malts and a slightly wheat like grainy malt note surface just as it heads into a lemon to lime like bitter hop to tartness. Pretty nice and balanced and easy drinking with plenty of flavor.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden-straw beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and perfume aroma with light wheat. Light tropical fruit and grapefruit flavor with light wheat. Medium bodied. OK bitterness. Light tropical fruit and grapefruit lingers with light floral notes and light wheat.
BVery (6840) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mostly clear and bright rich yellow pour with a small spotty white head. Delicate and pleasant citrus and floral nose. Taste is mild floral and citrus, but finishes a little dry and rough. This is just okay - not too bad, not great either.
DrSilverworm (6817) - 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.
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Keystone in Clifton, served in a brand new New Belgium goblet. Pours a pale yellow-gold, a little cloudy, with a medium foamy white head that leaves heavy lace in the glass. Notes of lemon citrus, pale and crackery malts, grass, herbs, and the faintest hint of peppery spice. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Very light and clean. White IPA- that makes sense. I thought this would be a more wintery spiced kind of IPA, not that I was disappointed with the result. Good beer.
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, 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.