arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, 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.
Ernest (6353) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle (BB Mar 2014).
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (resin), with notes of Silly Putty / plastic, mold, concrete, toulene.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, very unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Seriously? What the hell. I am absolutely perplexed by NB’s direction anymore. Even if you ignore the fact that, once again, they’ve created a "winter" seasonal that has none of the qualities one would expect from winter beers (sweet, rich, possibly spiced, boozy/warming, etc.), they have created a so-called White IPA with virtually zero aromatic elements of EITHER style. Almost no hops in the nose, and I couldn’t find any witbier spices. Now maybe "White" IPA means something totally different to the Salazars (the picture of snow on the label?), but even the IPA aromatics are all but missing. Worse, though, instead of smelling like nothing, the odors it *does* have smell like a mess of chemicals...imagine walking through a glue factory. And the dirty aftertaste confirms that my nose is correct...it actually made me wince from the resemblance to drinking solvents or modeling glue. I’m beyond perplexed, honestly...what am I supposed to do with this? How can anyone, especially NB, make something this terrible and apparently not even realize it? And nope, it ain’t the glass, ’cause I used the same one (with a good rinse in between, of course) that I used for the Wasatch white IPA review. Truly amazing.
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a super clear yellow color with a medium white head. A nice citrus and wheat nose. Big rich sticky sweet hops, Amarillo shine, lots of pine and more grapefruit. Light bready grainy base. A big flavor punch in this one. Quite tasty. Mild to medium bitterness. Solid.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Pale straw, moderate sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft grainy/earthy hop aroma.   Seems like the signature New Belgium with that soft earth/grainy profile that irks me.   Hop bitterness seems minor.   Somewhat of a fruity herbal start, followed by some muted/stale citrus peel, then to the grainy/earthy notes.   Not real bright.   Pedestrian if you ask me.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Feels like a somewhat stale earthy Pale Ale if you ask me as its not all that hoppy.   Meh...
after4ever (6263) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at SB. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with a loose white head that sticks around, leaving plenty of webby lace. Big spicy nose, lots of coriander and clove and white pepper. Mild fruity counterpoint. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Nice tangy sweetness played off against white pepper and light wit spice esters on the mid palate, with a finish that gets progressively cloudier and stickier as the pint goes on. Not too bad overall.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Avenue Pub, New Orleans. Enjoyable IPA, medium mouthfeel, solid bitterness, citrus hops. Very drinkable. Liked this
drowland (6169) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/26/13. On tap at Barley’s, downtown Asheville. Hazy orange pour with a small off-white head. Mild aroma, plenty of hops, citrus and a little dank, hints of spice. Nice mild flavor, citrus combination from the IPA aspect and the witbier aspect, mild spice. Not bad.
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"I really like white ipa as a style. I wasn’t sure about it as a winter style but it works. Mild coriander and orange and a surprisingly pungent hop aroma and aftertaste. Lots of victims and pine. Solid brew worthy of a new winter seasonal."
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, yellow pour with white foam, aroma is cheese rind and citrus, delicate floral and citrus flavors, bittering finish
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@ New Belgium Hub DIA. Clear golden color with white head. Nice tropical fruit, pale malt aromas. Tropical fruit, spicy hop flavors with some pale malt sweetness---nicely drying bitter finish---good.