on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Ale brewed with Lemon Peel and infused with Espresso
Giddy Up is a delicious juxtaposition of coffee, sustainably grown in Brazil and espresso-roasted locally, pressed into an ale with the deep color of a copper cowboy kettle. First whiff is full of sweeet caramel, toffee, latte. Then, a hint of lemon scone flavor from the addition of lemon peel. Body is creamy, resonant of espresso, yet the finish is bright, even a bit frisky. An ale to git along with...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
on tap at flying saucer. Had a dark amber with a small frothy white head. The aroma is sweet malt with caramel and coffee. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is simmilar to the nose with a nice roasted malt. A very good spice brew from New Belgium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Tap at Flying Saucer. Pours an average tea brown with a quickly fading head and sparse lacing. Aroma gives hints of what’s to come- sugar, coffe, and sweet vegetable- but lacks the aromatic fortitude necessary to truly entice the drinker. Flavor is coffee sweetened with vanilla and hazlenut, finishing with sugar-coated vegetables. Nice mouthfeel; the beer leaves a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Giddy Up reminds me of an earthy Sam Adams Longshot 1996 Hazlenut Porter. This dude will drink more of this tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2008
Pours a translucent brown with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, caramel and lemon peel. Flavor is primarily watered down espresso, with some sweetness and a little citrus adding sweetness and a lingering bitterness in the finish. Interesting brew, quite refreshing for a coffee beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Draft at the Freakin’ Frog completing a trade. Wow, was this nice. Huge coffee and citrus in the aroma. Honestly did not notice the creamy mouthfeel from the description. Seemed to be a really easy drinking coffee enhanced beer. Update in bottle. Prefer the draught because the coffee in the bottle seemed overly bitter and a little flat in the palate. Still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2008
On tap at Pizza Port. Hazy light brown with a fluffy head. An odd combinations of tastes, but not bad. Caramel, butter, and citrus tastes; I didn’t notice the coffee so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 31, 2008
draft @ Najas - muddy yellow with thin white head; coffee aromas seem strange coming from such a light beer, but somehow it works; aromas of coffee, fruit, lemons and yeast; pretty tasty going down and i hope this heads to the PNW at some point

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Sample draft at the Flying Saucer in Kansas City, Missouri. Pour is clearish orange golden (look for notes from others) without much head. Aroma of coffee peel and lemon citrus. Taste is the nose, pronounced coffee and lemon sharp citrus. Only a hint of tart sourness. Palate was medium, mouth coating, with the espresso coffee taste lingering. Interesting, but not all that enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
Kind of a dark amber. Smells like coffee. Tastes like coffee. Has no real character other than coffee. The nose is nice, but if i wanted coffee I would have gotten some.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson AZ; October 2008
Arrives in the New Belgium Globe glass with a dark, brown color that shows a clear, rich, roasted red color when held up to the light. It is topped by a frothy, light tan colored head that has great staying power and never recedes past a full layer of froth. The aroma is so expressive of coffee, in fact this is the best expression of the coffee been that I have ever experienced in a beer; nutty, dark chocolate notes, even berry-like coffee derived notes are all noticeable and all distinctly derived from the roasted coffee bean. If you like coffee (especially something like a lighter city roast with a touch of roast), then the nose on this beer is just fantastic. It is quite one dimensional (you won’t see me complaining about that though) and I don’t even get a hint of any lemon zest.

The flavor is not quite as coffee focused, or really intense, as the aroma was, but it is still dominated by the coffee notes; flavors of toasted nuts and cocoa definitely stand out here. This beer is lightly sweet, which accentuates the cocoa notes a bit. Light and quaffable, but with enough body to keep things interesting (just a hint of a viscous heft). The roast notes add some bitterness to the finish. As the beer warms some berry like fruitiness mixes in with the coffee notes, but I still can’t pull out any citrus. Objectively, this beer has lots of roast character for a beer of this color, it is a very smooth roast character though. This was definitely enjoyable, I easily drank two pints of this, but the aroma is clearly heads and tails more appealing than the flavor to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2008
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Deep amber colour, heavy roasted coffee and faint citrus aroma. Upfront coffee flavor, sweet dry finish.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 11 12 13  14  15 16 17

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50