hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, golden to amber body with moderate carbonation. Has a powerful citrusy, piney hop aroma. It’s like a dunking your head in a bag of Cascade hops -- very fresh, very raw. The flavor is potent as tea. Some breadiness is apparent, though the malt presence is gentle and sweet. Has a wonderful fruitiness from the hops and yeast, much like freshly zested orange. Very clean and drinkable with a crisp finish; a good transition between the huge, hoppy ales of winter and the light, refreshing beers of summer. I prefer it to Fat Tire.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at the rose. beautiful cloud white head on a golden body. med. mouthfeel, clean a dry bitter but yet balanced ale. Not bad
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.
phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. orange copper color. tiny unexcited head. good balance between malt and hops. not as good as Sierra, but drinkable.
Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amer color. Very earthy smell to it. A light bitter/sour aftertaste which becomes more delightful. A nice choice of drink.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC
Aromatic. Blander than expected. Wanted more out of it.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice effort from the brewers of a quality product. I’m a hop-head, so I appreciate the effort. I am not your ordinary hophead, in that when I feel like I need a burst of hops I run to my kegerator and take a pull of a batch of my home brewed IIPA. But this one will fit the bill when I want something a little milder. It has a great hop aroma and flave, it does a good job of fulfilling my current hop desires, and I dream of its thin, hoppy, piney and citrusy aroma and flavor when I am satisfying corporate America from 9-5, when my homebrew is not at the forefront of my current state of mind.
beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light amber with slight off white head, holds a lace. Sweet and slightly floral nose. Excellent feel in the mouth from start to finish. Grass and floral predominate in the hops, with little residual malt flavour. Overall a very enjoyable american pale ale.
aaronhaywood (74) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2009
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not a bad bew. Not nearly as hoppy as I was expecting it to be. I’ve had better summer beers, but this one deserves recognition.
JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells Hoppy sweet, kind of like a hop fruit. Not like a grapefruit, literally like a Hop fruit, if one existed. Color is light orange with a small head. Tastes of fizzy paleness, with a full bodied mouthfeel.