thome50 (1181) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear golden with moderate head that dissipates immediately. Gone! Aroma is mild hop, slight dankness but nothing extreme. Taste is nice and peach forward. Sweetness near the middle works well but then it falls off a cliff. Almost no taste 3/4 of the way through then a wet paper taste comes on at the end only to be left with a slight sweet/bitter aftertaste. Overall, seemed like a great, readily available, beer until the finishing taste. Iíd still go with my original assessment of Ranger which was a training wheels IPA. This is a training wheels DIPA at best.
Foxbush (1437) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle This IPA has been a pleasure. The Imperial IPA poured a wonderful clear copper with significant lacing. There were many features of this ale that made it special. The aromas of pine and citrus greet your nose. The IPA was medium bodied with average carbonation and a smooth dry finish. The higher alcohol gives you a nice warm feeling. This a complex beer worth trying. This was purchased at the Express package store on Ft Eustis , Virginia.
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Exact same flavor profile as Ranger. Seriously a clone but saturated a bit more. I donít really detect the 8.5%. Piney. Nothing else worth writing about.
jkwalking05 (4132) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color and clear with a large off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, slightly dank like wet socks, caramel, light pepper. Taste is of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, caramel, booze.
bpreo (1917) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very pleasant Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) ((2IPA)). High alcohol content, mellow taste. Possibly New Belgiumís strongest beer to date.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a white head. Aroma contains caramel citrus pine. Flavor is bitter with lemons and grapefruit. Aftertaste is bitter with a malt presence. Overall good beer.
nimbleprop (5477) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a clear gold with some frothy, white head. Nose is heavy citrus peel, lemon, grapefruit, some pine, dusty. Flavored of malt, grass, lime zest, grapefruit, pine. Fairly straight forward. I like my DIPAs a little more dank. Decent though.
jpsavage (4) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty, unsure IBUís but ABV is 8.8. Like it better than Ranger and is priced right.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of herbal, pine and citrus hops with caramel malts. The taste is herbal, pine, candied citrus hops. pale malts.Medium bodied, well balanced.
Bales (1) - north liberty, ICELAND - APR 15, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best New Belgium yet, love it.
any fan of an ipa will be impressed, i fell in love with itís taste immediately.