drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Brusin Ales. Biter and malty. Slightly sweet. Decent caramel. Good for the price.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
$4.49 at Grocery Outlet. Really straightforward bright Hoppy bitter beer. The sweetness they talk about on the label is there and very enjoyable.
Cavie (3891) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from central market. Pours a fairly clear golden color with a white foamy head. Aroma is earthy hops, some spice, and breadiness. Flavor is dry, earthy, leafy hops, and bitter. Dry finish. Not that great.
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sloth (2568) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small white head with good retention and lace. Clear, copper colored brew. Nose of grains and pine, bready, quiet. Body is med/full, slight carbonation, lil oily. Grainy malt flavors, lil metallic, pine and orange, toasty malts, drier than expected.Fruity, dry finish with a gentle bite. better than expected. bottle from statelinliquors.
Westmeister (1891) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly unclear medium orange splashy white head that fades somewhat quick. Nose is pineapple, citrus, mango, some booze. Taste is tropical fruits, bar soap, citrus, peach, comes off a bit harsh, green even. Palate is medium full with lingering soapy bitterness. The flavors of a great iipa were there but didnít quite all come together.
shadey (1947) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz. Clear golden pour with quickly diminishing head. Aroma is mild west coast hops with a light honey character. The hops are at the front of the flavor with the lightly sweet malts in the middle of the tongue and a dry hoppy bitter finish. A nice bright ipa.
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Draught House. Golden-amber with a white head. This is a very nice IPA. I get some nice biscuit malt notes, as well as some tropical fruit and orange citrus. As the beer warms I also get some perfume character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
alearchist (11) - Scottdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 22 into Heretic glassware..View: I donít know how they do it at New Belgium but..iíve already had the Ranger ipa in the past, and to me that was the clearest ipa iíd seen at that point and once again theyíve done it. This beer for being an 8.5% abv double ipa, is amazingly clear. Aroma: lots of orange/citrus. Taste: tons of citrus upfront with some pear in the back..nice example but iíd rather drink the Ranger. Still a great dipa.
fidelis83 (2061) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, straw gold pour with a 2 finger, creamy, off white head. Aroma of very fresh, spicy, citrus and floral hops, nice toast and caramel, stone/berry fruit and hints of tropical fruit. The flavor ditches much of the fruitiness initially, lots of spiciness, some husky grain, sweet cereal, toast and light caramel, then the sweet caramel, crystal malt and fruity hops come in, lots of citrus, some woody pine, a little stone and berry fruit, and some passion fruit. Finishes a little more pine-ish with some crystal malt sweetness and burnt sugar. Medium body, syrupy feel and light, but blanketing and sharp carbonation. Pretty good overall, but it clashes all over the place, too much sweetness and bitterness in the same place at the same time.
strap (502) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light on the color, heavy on the hops...slight sweetness, strong hops. Well balanced for the style. Best of the New Belgium lineup
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