Jarrid (20) - Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a big fan of it, though. The taste is great until the very end, and I did not enjoy the bitterness, and I am glad it was in the Folly Pack.
heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a Folly sampler pack. Dark gold body with a white head. The aroma is nice fresh floral hops with some orange character. The taste is lightly bitter with some bread crust and orange peels. There is some burnt bread crust in the finish. A decent APA, but a weird woody finish.
tomciccateri (1034) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-ounce bottle in a mixed-12-pak. Pours with a frothy cream-colored head, clear orangish amber color with reasonable carbonation. . Exudes mild citrusy hop aromas. Medium body. soft mouthfeel Hop flavor and bitterness tops the caramel malt. No harsh bitter bite like so many APAs.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent albeit on the lighter side APA. Has some typical citrus aromas with some floral grassy notes, and a caramel malt body with lingering bitterness into the finish.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
PIB, tap... Poured clear orange with a frothy, white head. Aroma is barely there, some herbal hop and malt notes. Flavor is earthy with leafy hops and balancing crystal malt. Pretty average of a brew. Finishes short with not much of an aftertaste.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared with stu and melanie also ... pours with a crazy big solid honey coloured head ... amazingly smooth .. pretty nicely balanced ... gold tan colour ... a pretty damn enjoyable head, with just the right hop bite .. sit ubu sit...good dog...
jcdsmack (88) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 This is an interesting take on an APA. It has a good cascade aroma nice caramel sweetness slight note of honey. A little on the soft side for a Pale Ale, nice mild bitterness and modest sweetness. I could drink this beer often and in mass quantity. My favorite from New Belgium so far.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear, golden pour with a medium head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of herbal hops as well as sweet malt and caramel. Similar flavor with a nice carbonation.
IrishBoy (4086) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Seattle International Beer Fest; Nose of very light floral hops and caramel; Clear light amber with a ring of off-white bubbles; flavor of light hop bitterness and caramel finish lightly bitter.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Famous Dick’s BBQ. Pours clear bright copper with a thick and lacy white head. Aroma of earth and citrus. Medium body and carbonation. Citrus, apple and toffee taste with a bit of bitterness, grass and touch of tartness in the finish. It held up well against the barbecue.