Blairgus (2973) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14 sept 2012, bottle. Light gold, clear, steady tiny bubbles. Nose is pine, seaweed, orange juice. Med body and faintly fizzy. Taste is is resin, pine cones, light malt. A bit too harsh for me.
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jahshuwuh (476) - USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine needles smell with a hint citrus. Sweet refreshing with not as big of a bitter as you would imagine, doesn't stick around.
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rxeight (1714) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Let me start off saying Im not a fan of NB. Everything I’ve had from them is sub par. However I heard a lot of good things about this so I figured I’d give it a whirl. Pours a light gold color with a thick white head. Very light in color and transparent for the style. Berr gets downgraded for looking like miller lite. But it all changes at the aroma. Has a big hop aroma. Mostly pine and spruce smells, maybe a touch of citrius. Huge hop taste. A bit of bitterness but not harsh. I’d say this is a really good beer.
mensch (264) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great color, head and lacing. Huge aroma - should get a 10 but... the skunky, oniony aromas from Amarillo and Simcoe hops overwhelm the more desirable citrus, pine and floral notes from the Columbus and Centennial. This also comes through in the flavor. I would like to love this beer. It would get about a 4.7 without the nasty hops.
toxichop (424) - South Gate, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: pine and limes, grapefruit some pineapple. P: light copper with a thin head. T: Pine, pineapple, mango, green onions and hint of limes. Noticable alcohol, with a strong caramel backbone and has a peppery finish. Finishes dry and bitter. M: light body soft carbonation. O: Maybe cause I have been drinking saisons and wit’s I found this to be strong on bitterness and alcohol. None the less both of this companys make better beer apart.
hombrepalo (1913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at haymarket. Pours a nice clear amber orange color with a nice fluffy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Strong hop aroma with a sweet note as well. Sweet malt backbone. Has a nut like taste to it. Nice hops. Overall pretty tasty.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@ New Belgium Hub.Clear amber color with lasting tan foam. Nice pine, grapefruit, pale malt, mild booze aromas. Medium bodied. Big, bold, brash pine sap, grapefruit, alcohol bitter flavors with a lame pale malt base brew--all hops and booze here
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Nose is floral and slightly citrusy hops. A touch soapy. Clear gold with a light head. Bold but not over the top, definitely light in bitterness until the finish. Sweet, citrusy, with peach and apricot tones. Soapy in the flavor too. Medium body. Lingering bitterness.
Dodgrblu (657) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom, medium disappearing head. Resinous aroma, taste is the same, though it falls a bit flat. Too mainstream?
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: Golden honey orange, white lacing. Smell: Dank, mild passion fruit, orange peel, little onion, resinous pine, alcohol. Taste: Dank pine, resin, tropical fruits, earthy, heat, lemon oil, grass, alcohol sweetness, citrus/pine bitterness that lingers for a while. Feel: Medium-light, soft carbonation. Overall: The aroma on this is excellent. The flavor profile is off centered by the alcohol sweetness (This is why I usually dislike most DIPA’s). This could be great if the sweetness was more mellow.