Wittales (516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear copper gold with diminishing creamy 1finger white head, spotty lacing. Aromas are spicey, earthy musky noble hops. No alcohol present with caramel, crystal and pale malt backbone. Taste is malty sweetness then noble spicey, lemon, earthy lagerish hop taste. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, then average length noble spicey finish. Good noble Bock.
UncleKorm (486) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle poured a clear yellow hue w/ a frothy white slowly diminishing head and excellent lacing. Big floral aromas of spruce and citrus. Initial flavor is a very light sweet to a heavy bitter finish of long duration. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, resin, grain, and rose water. Light to medium bodied, dry texture, and lively carbonation.
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a clear deep old gold with a medium white head with great retention; it laces pretty nicely. Aroma consists of citrus powder drink, lemon, earth, wet river rock. Taste is lightly sweet and ends on a fairly bitter (for a heller bock) note. Flavor is earthy, biscuity (has that Fat Tire signature taste) and hoppy. I seem to be really into straightforward and simple, yet well-made brews lately. This falls into that category.
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a honey color with a stiff ivory head. Sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and bananas. Taste is a bit of spice, sweet malts, tad of citrus, and leaves. Nice bitter finish. Has a slight metallic taste. Very fresh and enjoyable.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 pint bottle, mostly words, light amber color, light pine taste, pretty decent beer.
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boozedude (1496) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bomber into glass, clear light copper pour with thick white head, fruity aroma, taste is hopps, and metallic bitter bite, not bad..not anythig i will seek out again tho
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours clear golden with a nice fluffy white two finger head that looks to stick around for awhile, lacing is nice and sheets the glass. Aroma is nice and hoppy, citrusy and piney with spicy bitter hops. The taste is different than the aroma, which led you to believe a nice straight up PNW IPA. This is more unique, it has the hops, but is sweeter than expected, almost syrupy, but not really, the hops are much mellower than I was expecting in the taste, very floral too, which is not surprising considering it’s a heller bock. The alcohol is more in your face leaving a warming feeling after the swallow. Body and carbonation are medium. Overall I liked it, and I am very intrigued by this new Hop Kitchen series that New Belgium is offering, can’t wait to see what else they will release.
drjay44 (2352) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml. bottle. BBD 16JUN13. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with heavy lacing, over a clear gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is earth, grass, light cereal malts....taste is cereal, rye spice, pepper bite, grassy light green tones, slight sweetness, with hints of pear apple, finishing with moderate hop bitterness......mouth feel, medium, slightly sticky, carbonation adds creaminess and light carbonic tingle. The hops are a bit too apparent for the style. It should have been a little better balanced between the malt and hop back bones. That said this is a very nice beer with good complexity in both aroma and flavor, finishing very clean. Additionally the appearance is spot on. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
AxlLives (281) - Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap - @ Jojo’s. Pours crystal clear yellow-amber with decent size white head, diminishing. Aromas of soap, yeasty, and orangey hops. Bit of bananas. Nice tastes of lively orange malts, bready hops, and citrus at the finish. Good long finish of bitter hops. Nice and drinkable. Very cool if the weather would turn.
wxman (1280) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bright yellow/golden with a big thick white head. Plenty of lace. Aroma is pine and dandelions. Taste is smooth sweet pale malt, biscuits and some piney hop bitterness, that seems less bitter than the 70 IBU would imply. A really good hellerbock (though more hoppy than most of the style) and well balanced.