slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"another solid beer in the "regulars" of the NB line. lively but light hoppy aroma and flavor, with the honey sweetness coming out just enough - a little more in the flavor. great summer beer."
Ughsmash (7406) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a short, spotty cap of white head. The aroma picked up juicy orange and lesser pine notes over a sweet caramel base.. soft and well-balanced. The flavor found caramel at the core along with cardboard oxidation-like notes.. a little honey as it warmed up.. bitterness was light with orange and pine again.. finished quick with a dose of orange blossom honey. Light-bodied and dry overall on the palate.. carbonation was on the light side.. just an OK flow.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear effervescent deep bronze with a well-lacing froth of pillowy white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with a hint of toasted malt and good fresh piny hoppy character. Starts with good fullness and clean pale maltiness with a clean light resiny hoppy flavor before a clean bittersweet finish. Not overly sweet or overly hoppy, but well-balanced throughout. A very nice sessionable American pale ale.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Sim rate (on tap at Flying Saucer, Houston): Aroma of hops, hops and f**kiní hops. So incredibly hoppy. Itís a walk on a newly mowed lawn. Itís citric without the fruit. Awesome head. Very sweetly hoppily citric, but spicy too. Good, but I ainít no hop head.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is mildy hoppy with a hint of malt. The flavor is lacking in the hop department, but there is a nice malty and grainy aftertaste that linger. Not bad, but nothing special.
SudsMcDuff (7024) - .....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...
Ernest (6831) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin / floor cleaner), with a light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Eccchhhh...I might use this to clean my kitchen tiles, judging from the aroma, but thatís about it. Unpleasant.
djd07 (6441) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a copper golden color with a small frothy white head. The aroma is very hoppy with grapefruit and pine. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is sweet fruit with a crisp finish. Easy to drink, a very good pale ale from New Belgium.
TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from binnys singles rack (orland park, il). Pours a pretty clear golden hue, light darkening, with bigg offwhite cakey head that dissipates to a decent size. Aromas are nicely floral bouquet, citrusy hops with light carmel malt sweetness and pale malts. Fairly sweet. Initial is fairly light in body with the tell tale new belgium blend in taste. Light grainy, carmel, and pale malts with nice sweetness, light citrusy hops and a blandish finish with a touch of bitterness. A little bit of a dissappointment. Lacking body and flavor, but aromas and appearance are up to par. Ehhh.
PorterPounder (6390) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eagan, Mn. - Byerlyís Grocery store - 12 oz bottle. Medium orange pour, off white head. Fresh sprucey aroma. Flavor has some mint accents, hints of citrus, underlying syrupy goodness. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, Above average American Pale Ale.