gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light bronze, like a watered down iced tea (I like mine darker) with a frothy, white head. It has great clarity. Maybe too clear. Nose is enticing....peaches, light grapefruit, lemon peel, dough, and pine. Very flavorful. Starts sweet and malty and quickly morphs into white fleshed stone fruit, grapefruit, and oranges. Very syrupy and sappy. Some bitterness but not overwhelming. Hard to overcome the maltiness on this one. It does manage to finish with a lingering pungency. Great brew but not very sessionable. It is rich and thick. Solid offering, very enjoyable...but 3 or 4 will do you.
Dansrc51 (46) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IIPA from a great brewer. On sale and enjoyed. A California style IPA with a lighter body and smooth bitter finish.
Leave your pretensions at the door.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craftsman Kitchen. Deep golden pour with a bubbly white head. Fruity peach hop aroma with sweet malty backing. Similar in flavor yet kind of muddled flavors and sweetness with a bitter ending. Not terrible.
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle to pint glass. Pours a deep gold with a very thick head. Nose is fruity with strong hop notes. Taste is very bitter, however still getting a hint of sweetness with a medium body. Love New Belgium beers, very nice addition.
JFParnell (57) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2013
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Boy this one sure doesn’t do it for me. The belgian style yeasts combined with the hopped up flavors of an imperial india pale ale just don’t mix. It gives a very bitter after taste that I just don’t like. Thumbs down. Now what do I do with the rest of the six pack?
Jethro6191 (501) - Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a huge frothy white head. Dank musty aroma with citrus notes. Orange, lemon peel, grapefruit, and tropical fruit flavors. Smooth mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Finishes very dry.
maestro898 (13) - - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good balance of hop bitterness and fruitiness on the palate, with nice white peppery spice notes mingled on a light citrus aroma. That beguiling combination of sticky sweetness and dry bitter bite that I like in an IPA, at a surprisingly low price.
jefcon (1536) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite NB brews ever. Bold and aggressive with apricot, plum, bitter pine and a hint of mushroomy funk. Round hop flavors, and a drying finish.
Pershing (493) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a lasting head. Good amount of visual carbonation. Aroma of cane sugar and a little hop. Fair amount of hop bitterness on the initial sip but it seems to fade with subsequent drinks. Sticky sweet lingering finish. I was hoping they would put a little more effort into this one.
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Body is a clear reddish gold and supports a massive head at first... Well over half the glass is foam. As it dies back it leaves lots of suds stuck to the sides. Aromas are quite nice. Resin and pineapple seem to dominate with a little bit of oranges and other fruits that are in the background. Flavor is not quite as good as the nose in my opinion. The beer seems to be oddly balanced, with a big resiny punch right in the nose and then a slow fade to honey and almost pear and booze. Finish is warm and boozy and the beer just seems rough around the edges. It’s an interesting beer, but not one of my favorites in th style.