Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden orange with a clean, foamy white head. Aromas of flowers, oranges, pines, and dried mangoes. Flavors are sweet orange and mango at first, some floral, pine, and herb in the middle with a bitter bite and a dry finish. Honestly, I havenít had an IPA like this one yet. It is much more floral and piney than others.
Beaver (1274) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium creamy white head that retains fairly well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is fruity flowery piney hops with some biscuity malts.
The flavor is biscuity earthy malts with some fruity floral hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an interesting hop for an IPA. I donít like the biscuit malt in the backbone. The hops are a bit too floral for me but interesting.
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, yeast, earthiness, herbal notes and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw,citrus, herbal notes, light spice and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering herbal finish.
bookman10 (626) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy golden-yellow with almost no head. Floral aroma, with a very distinct citrus (orange?) flavor amidst the hops. First time Iíd heard of Aramis hops, and they make for a very tasty, slightly different IPA. Very glad to have a chance to give this one a try.
crossovert (7019) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle into Meteoer Pils glass. Slightly hazed gold pour. Thick, huge, foamy white head. Nice lacing. Smell is fresh herbs, sorrel, citrus zest, sweet basil, nice cracker malt backing. Mouthfeel is dry. Has lots of herbal character, bready malts, slightly bittersweet. Decent.
chacobella (43) - Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís good to see that NB can make a nice hoppy beer if they want. More floral than citrus aroma and taste. I like the dry finish.
Doofgoblin (281) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange cream Popsicle, what the heck? The aroma is strong and citrus with big fresh hop notes. The taste is a creamy orange...seriously. Finishes surprisingly smooth and yummy. Is this the future of summer IPAs? If so, bring it!...fireworks!
Nuffield (3666) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this. I didnít know about French Aramis hops before this, and although the aroma I got still had a distinctly citrus/grapefruit vein to it, in the flavor I noticed the substantial difference--it was low key, dry but not astringent, and it had a very herbal, floral, perfumey quality. It made me think that the hops were actually "French Perfume". But on a summerís night, yes, it was the right direction to go. Average palate, and a somewhat rich color. Big head on my pour. Bottle.