scott060462 (5) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am trying this for the first time, actually on my train ride home from work. Iím not a big fan of Fat Tire, so I was a bit apprehensive about this one. Overall it rates on the better side of a lot of Imperial IPAs Iíve had lately. I am drinking it right from the 22oz bottle, so I canít speak much to the color and appearance. The aroma is a bit doughy and not as hoppy as I like, so I was initially concerned, but the aroma doesnít carry over to the taste. Overall itís a good beer that I would likely try again just to make sure.
78samh (55) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured a light gold. Aroma is minimal hops, kinda fruity. Taste is sweet and citrus with a bitter finish. Descent alcohol burn.
franchise319 (15) - - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour, aroma of pine, hazy, amber appearance with foamy, white head(quite a bit of head,I might add), flavor of pine, citrus and peach(?). Overall decent beer.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spritzy, big mouth, creamy, Floral, hoppy, really big taste and nose. Deep clear red with good head and minimal lacing. Excellent
c_lee_burton (9) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice appearance, but this is still one of the most disappointing New Belgium beers I have tried. The bitterness is too much for the dry finish. This was my second attempt to see if it was different. The mild peach flavor and scent doesnít quite fit. Definitely pales in comparison to its competitors. However, not as boozy as the first time I had it.
larryLSB (394) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a tulip from a 12 oz bottle, clear golden with a large white head. Nose was funky citrus, mostly orange, possibly ripe peach. Taste was bitter, just a hint of sweetness. Overall I was surprised, for the cost it was more than drinkable.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: copper colored, transparent, with a massive head with excellent lacing.
Aroma: hops-circus and pine. Malted barley.
Taste: dry sweetness followed by bitterness. Not overly bitter.
Palate: medium body. Normal carbonation.
Overall: IPA is not my preferred style, but this one was not so bad. Bitterness was present, but not overwhelming. Base beer is not amazing, but decent. In general this was a decent beer.
eaglefan538 (2818) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Címon, people, rate this relative to its peers, it stinks. Color was orange, head was ok, aroma was funky. Flavor was mostly bittering hops, some lighter fruits, trash cans, some resinous, blah. Mouthfeel was moderate in body, moderately carbonated. A pitiful dIPA.
Blairgus (2360) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 Feb 2014, bottle. yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is spruce or resin hops. med/thin body and moderately fizzy. resin hops, lightly oily, sweet bitter finish. decent.
bailey_philip (3) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was from a bottle poured into a Hefeweizen glass. It poured a nice light orange/coppery color. Nice long lasting yellow-ish head. The first aroma was of pine sap covering the hands, with a citric backdrop. Even to the last drop I was reminded of pine needles/sap. The taste was definitely bitter with an orange-lemon rind kind of taste. Not totally unpleasant but not a favorite. It reminded of lemon or orange rind candy.