BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost expertly hoppy, which is bizarre considering how meandering and toothless New Belgium’s other IPAs are. Efficient nose and a quasi-herculean bite from a company not known for their bitterness. Decent substitute when other, grander india pale ales are not available.
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A niece’s first birthday party is always made better when the hosts provide beer. Pours a touch dark for style with decent white head. Scent is piney and fresh. Taste starts slightly bitter and moves into an enjoyable sweetness. Well balanced mouthfeel. Bottle - Niece’s Birthday Party
Brenhophead (620) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle. Pours a silky clear golden honey colour with a small but dense white head. Tropical stone fruits on the nose with a hint of toffee in the back ground which also follows through the the flavour with a deep bitter resinous finish.
harrymel (1504) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best by 14JUL13
Golden, one to two fingers of light creamy foam, excellent clarity. Smells of grapefruit, peach, resin, pine, honey and a little bit of mint. Tastes sweet, hoppy, peaches still there, resin, some alcohol, a bit of grapefruit pith. The malt is sweet and manages the assertive hop character. medium bodied with tight and pleasant carb and an off-dry finish. Strong work New Belgium, I think this is a little too fresh (*gasp*) and that with a couple more weeks the booze will calm and the hops will meld just a touch more creating an outstanding beer - and at just over a dime an oz will be hard to beat!
jake65 (2740) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bright golden pour with a mountain of creamy head. Tons of sticky lacing throughout. Nose is lightly tropical, but mainly floral and pine. Lots of resin comes through in the flavor and what I would describe as a smooth level of bitterness. Good floral flavors… maybe a little sage too. Finishes easy and the floral hops linger. Nice.
illidurit (2180) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog purge. From 12 oz bottle. Dark orange pour. Tropical fruit aroma, pretty nice stone fruit with citrus accents. Flavor is solvent, concentrated citrus peel, astringent.
boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium sized white head, average retention. The aroma has a mix of pine, grapefruit, some light pineapple, and plenty of astringency. The taste has a medium bitterness that follows with almost a peach or nectarine balance.. some grapefruit on the very finish. Not a show stopped but pretty nice.
jagreen34 (16) - Dalton, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2013 Great beer. Fruity aroma with a floral overtone. Dark orange appearnce with an amber glow. The taste is bitter but it is what sets this beer apart from others.
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1st November 2013
Light haze on this amber beer. Small pale cream coloured head. Light grass on the snout. Palate is light with good fine minerally carbonation. Light malt base, a little cream. Rich hops - grass, pine and a little skunk. Whisper of mint and tropical fruits and peach. This is very much a grassy, piney skunk IPA. Finishes soft. Effortlessly drinkable!
Jamesthebrit (308) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Very light on the aroma. Citrusy. Looking for more hops.
A: Looks light. Crystal clear. Sort of a corn/maize color.
T: A little light on the taste. Hops hit pretty well in the middle but not a very complex profile. Finish is light, with a tinge of alcohol which compliments more than takes away. mmm... as the beer warms the alcohol comes through more and takes something away.
P; As mentioned many times, light. There are nice notes but nothing big.
Overall this is a super average beer. Medium hop profile.... medium/light body. Pass on this one probably.