haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the hub in DEN. Pours a clear, light copper color with a frothy white head. Light hoppy aroma. Smooth taste with some tartness and hops. Light finish. Nothing really to this IPA.
raphael (1015) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
fresh but moderate aroma, a littlesting it he back, resin. strong clear yellow body with adequate white head. a little oily & flat on the pallet.. almost vinegary bitterness, high pitched, barely a toasted sweetness to balance it with, a clash of mint. balanced finish. I should know the only New Belgiums I’ve really liked have been in the hop trip series
BadAprilia1000 (378) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a golden color with a nice foamy head. Smells of several different hops varieties. Lots of pine and citrus. Very, very good mouthfeel. Very refreshing. The hops profiles in this beer are super clean. I really don’t understand why this is rated so low......
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle.
Pours a crystal clear medium gold with a fizzy, soapy, one finger head. Just splotchy lacing and head retention.
Some earthy, piny aroma with a touch of light citrus. There is also a bit of garlin and onion in there which I like quite a bit.
More earth in the taste with the onion/garlic note becoming more prominent. Loads of pine with the citrus staying a little more supressed. A light caramel malt undertone with quite high bitterness that lingers long through the finish. Mouthfeel is a little watery I feel.
Overall, just an average beer from New Belgium. An ok IPA but nothing Earth shattering.
3fourths (8602) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle. Clear amber. Sweet onion and tropical fruit gum hop-forward nose with notes of sap / resin, orange oil, caramel. Cleanly fermented but the hops are crude and raw smelling. Cloyingly sweet, some bitterness, some acid. Medium body and chewy. Sugar and celery and onions.
ben4321 (4778) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 10/22/13
Aroma: The nose is light, grassy hops, some spice, herbal notes, and a little fruit
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a small head and some lightish lace
Flavor: The taste is lightly sweet, some medium hop bitterness, and a little spice
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a clean, somewhat dry finish
I thought this was a decent, though slightly lacking example of the style. The nose is a little dull, but the hops come through nicely in the flavor, and the freshness comes out there as well. Not too bad at all.
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of bread, earthiness, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
ozarkspops (368) - - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty clear golden copper with pretty thick white head and good lacing. Grapefruit, citrus, and pine aromas. Well balanced hop flavors similar to aroma. Mild malt bill. Decent ipa.
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DrunkSanta410 (619) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Draft to growler from Maltitude in Columbus, GA. Pours a light, clear amber color with a thick frothy head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles. Smells very citrusy and hoppy with a little bit of pine in there. Taste is hoppy, but the bitterness and the after taste leaves a little to be desired. Light carbonation and light mouthfeel. Overall just OK.
Beerandhockey8 (257) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz bottle to tulip. Pour is a beautiful copper, thick off white head. Nose is heavy hop, pine, earthy. Taste is a light bitter, kind of suprising. Finishes very smooth. Good beer, thought it would be a bit heavier