chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. light gold and hazy with a medium sized, fizzy white head. Hop aroma is noble and grassy with a touch of lemon. Taste is mildly sweet with bitter finish. Clean finish. Mouthfeel is both smooth and crisp. Texture is light for an IPA. Overall impression is perfect for its name. It’s snowy. This IPA does not hit you over the head with hops and leave you disoriented and dazed. It satisfies the same impulse that makes us want ice cream when it cold. It doesn’t make sense until you do it. A really beautiful IPA. The hops are where they should be...in the aroma and not in the taste-bud destroying bitterness.
Bricks (916) - Delaware, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not a great beer... tastes like a beer that wants an IPA, but just didn’t quite get there with the citrus or hops.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6318) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy bright golden color with a large creamy-soapy white head that lingered and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was citrus, coriander, a bit of bread and chalk. The flavor was bitter with perfume, citrus, coriander and chalk. Long finish. Medium body. Meh.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice hazy gold color. Aromas of hops/caramel/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice finish.
LetsGoState (771) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is medium white head with clear yellow color. Aroma is a sweet malt. Taste is some sweetness and spice with a little bitterness. Overall not the greatest.
Cajun (226) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - Poured a hazy golden yellow. The aroma was definitely citrus with a hint of sour dough. Flavors of pretty much the same. Hoppy finish.
bookman10 (861) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly cloudy, very light yellow, with mid-sized, pillowy head. Grassy and citrus aromas. Flavor is very citrusy (lots of lemon), with slight, muted hop bit. Some grassiness and a touch of sweetness. Rather sweet finish, too. This is not bad at all.
valpoaj (707) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pulled this one out before the ’impending blizzard’ - cloudy, murky whitish-yellow pour with a nice sized white head (bottle pour) - aroma is very nicely done - both the amarillo and mosaic shine with an overall light, fruity aroma. Flavor is mildly bitter - not overly so, and the citrus hops come into play here. Palate seems appropriate for the style. Not a hop bomb by any means, but this one is a very nicely drinking, sessionable IPA - good stuff!
jinroh (1030) - ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden, some flakes flowing around in beer, nice frothy white top. Aroma is was it usually is with white IPA’s, somewhat softer and with sour fruity notes. Sweet and has some bubbly grain feel to it, also citric. taste is also sweetish, yet refreshing and not cloying buyt finishes more or less dry. Hops are abundant but bitterness is balanced by sweetness, overall youc an get the bitterness only in the lingering finish. Maybe a tad sweet but overall quite nice and easily drinkable beer, even in winter.
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: February 6, 2016... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint.. OCCASION: just finished off The Battle of the Five Armies with Shan and the boys--a rousing success... APPEARANCE: a flurry of white rushes to join the thick blanket of head that shows thick, clinging, single-finger creaminess; the body is the slightest bit hazy but otherwise clean... AROMA: bright pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel and lemon offer an alluring introduction; some spices--pepper and nutmeg--strike subtly with suggestions of light biscuit... PALATE: palate-cleansing smoothness, with nary a suggestion of complexity until its very end...creamy and effervescent, making a throaty getaway with a finish that requests a second sip...TASTE: the impact of hops--and the accompanying grapefruit, lemon and pineapple--with cracker as slight maltiness and sweetness... though not balanced, a flavorful addition of bubblegum and yeastiness that softens the impact... OVERALL: indeed, piled high with IBUs...light--actually, not at all what I imagine a snowed-in IPA would taste like--but flavorful and drinkable, airy and inspiring... a solid New Belgium product that makes me want to sample more of them....
kyzr (1316) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale yellow pour with a decent white head. Citrus with slight floral hint on the nose. Flavor is light citrus with some floral notes as well, light body with a good balance.