jw0406 (943) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a orange/amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, resin, sweet malt in the background. Medium bodied, sticky dry finish
joshmcg000 (374) - Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear copper. Aroma is citrus hops and somewhat grainy. Very unique hop profile going on there that I really enjoy. Dark fruity taste to it, kind of dull not to sweet. Little bit of citrus and floral notes to it. Overall its more on the bitter side of things though. The malt side of it is strange and I cant put my finger on it. Very drinkable for the high ABV. Pretty unique and complex, something different than the normal IPA offerings. Pretty Yummy.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Hazy, golden color. Medium head that bubbles down, good adhesion. Plenty of aroma, citrus and bright hops. Not too bitter of a taste, just bitter enough to set it apart from a regular IPA. Not much linger and a medium-light body. Easiest IIPA to drink yet, but not particularly memorable.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 UPDATE 6.11.13 Had this on tap. Still the same beer, still hoppy and bitter. Good masking of alcohol. Still ridiculously resinous, this shitís too much for me!
Bottle. Pours copper with a half finger of white head. Decent retention and some noticeable lacing. Aroma is strong hoppy, bitter, resinous, mild alcohol. Flavor is moderately hoppy, resinous with a bitter hop aftertaste. Alcohol is relatively well masked as expected. Moderate carbonation medium body, oily mouthfeel, and mildly astringent texture. A solid IPA.
decaturstevo (5525) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange/gold pour with frothy white head and lace. Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malt. Sweet malt, breadiness, floral hops, and resiny as well. Medium body with good carbonation.
Dangeruss (30) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great aroma great color drinkable there is a nice hop profile at the end well done
undsioux7 (861) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber with a white head. Dank, earthy hops with a malty aroma. Fairly thick mouthfeel. Dank pepper and spicy hops. Lingering bitterness. Fairly sweet but overly cloying. This is good for people who like this type of IPA.
mar (5043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Crisp amber/good with an off white head. Nose is fresh citrus, florals, light fruit. Very easy on the palate, very light hops, florals, great finish.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap.
Pours a clear light gold with a great head and head retention. Plenty of lacing as the drink progresses.
The aroma is very weak and disappointing. There is a minty and overripe fruit character that I donít really care for and it is just very one dimensional and shallow.
The flavor is a bit better but not much. More mintyness along with some overripe tropical fruit. Biscuit and that signature New Belgium taste that I assume is from the yeast. Moderate bitterness with a sticky finish.
Overall, I am not impressed at all with this effort. I donít care for the hop character and it is too sweet. Ranger is a much better beer.
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small draft at the Glendale Yard House with Rhino and Sarah for a kid-free evening. really pleasant DIPA: lots of fruity hops with grapefruit and pineapple flavors plus a little resin. Good malt backbone for balance. Very easy drinking and very enjoyable.