hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden body with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus with just a touch of malty sweetness. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is very well-balanced. Sweet caramel up front gives way to a grapefruit bite. A very smooth and drinkable pale ale.
chinchill (3117) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle dated May 2011 served in pint glass (from notes)
Amber colored; clear even with trace sediment at bottom of bottle added; moderate but good lasting ivory head
S - fine fruity hops with malt background; would be higher if a bit stronger.
T - fruity hop mixture; caramel and pale malt, nicely balanced, although there’s a bitter hop hit in the finish. IBU = 34.
M - crisp, smooth and full; moderate/high carbonation.
rdixon77 (1591) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Solid pale. Grassy, slightly citrus, low bitterness, NB yeast taste. Nothing wrong but nothing spectacular.
jookos (3598) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (backlog). Amber, strong hoppy, grassy citrusy nose. Quite bitter, medium bodied. Smooth bitter finish. Very ok.
slowrunner77 (7196) - 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."
TXBadger (1963) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Citrus and floral hop notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some sweetness and caramel malt.
BrownALEx (351) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice tasting pale ale with that signature New Belgium yeast taste. Part of a variety pack. Might get again.
Campy877 (183) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with a fresh spring hop aroma. Taste is mostly an IPA however with a very strong aspirin finish. The company claims honey malt but I could barely taste any malt let alone honey.
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ebarnes (260) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled as part of a sample pack. A really tasty ale that had a nice copper color and ample head. Sad there were only 4 in the sampler. Good beer!
umich03jm (2838) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear light orange with a medium foamy head that lingers nicely. Aromas of sweet bread, flowers, and light citrus. Taste is too sweet for an APA. Sugary honey, flowers, sweet bread, and almonds. Very dry finish.
JMerritt (1894) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled as part of their 12 pack mix. Sunshade orange in color with a tremendously large and frothy linen white head. Mild-to-moderate citrus aroma (orange peel) with hints of peach and some nectarine and almonds coming out a bit later. Subdued bitter flavor with moderate malt sweetness, though the bitterness does grow a bit throughout the profile. Finish is rather dry with flavors of dried grasses, almonds and stale French bread. A rather light, airy and, dare I say, sessionable pale ale despite the 6% abv.