Tastebuds808 (16) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Didn't get a ton of aroma. Very slight hoppy smell but not much else comes to mind. Not much head. Maybe More my fault wet glass and my fridge is probably colder than most. The 8.5% abv attracted me to this but I have to say its pretty much a basic no thrills ipa. It's good and great for catching a buzz but maybe not for the one looking for something new.
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drjoeng (837) - SINGAPORE - AUG 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5%ABV. Imperial IPA.
Poured out gold. 8ºSRM.
Nose is sweet malt, pine.
Mouthfeel is soapy. Palate has ton of sweet malt and malted sugar with an almost corn syrup sweet. Hops are bright, citrus peel, grapefruit peel burst like when you bite into a yellow grapefruit, then light pine, deep spruce needles with that aromatic oily dimension to it. Some spiciness with deep cilantro maybe some wild scallion.
Finish is medium-long with resin predominating.
Overall a valiant effort but not a very even tasting ride for me. Maybe because the malt profile was a little one dimensional without much depth although sweet.
beerplace (710) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s during New Belgium 25th anniversary celebration. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is skunky, herbal, floral. Hoppy taste has pretty the character. Very pleasant, but not enough of residual sweetness as for me.
ElCapitan22 (332) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells piney and hoppy. Tastes the exact same. This pours a clear gold color, has great lacing and some small head retention. This is an excellent beer.
Dorwart (2522) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent sized bright white head of fine bubbles. Nice citrusy and sappy hops aroma with some tangerine, lemon rind, fresh grass and rice cakes. Color is a medium gold. Lots more piney hops in the flavor with some salty caramel, mint, grapefruit pith and dry grains. Rather zippy on the tongue and imparts a nice tingle from latent carbonation. Moderate alcohol presence. Finishes minty and bitter with some lingering sweet malts and cough syrup. A decent IIPA.
HoppyChaz (1) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my go to beers. Never disappoints. Good flavor and refreshing. Highly recommend!
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closey22 (1640) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear gold Amber thin Lacy white head; aroma is tobacco cigar notes; flava mild bitter malt woody notes of tobacco; feels medium lively fizzy; finishers dry bitter
weihenweizen (3085) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2016
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep golden with small white head. Aroma is nice citrus hops, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is herbal hops and bitter hops.
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Appearance is clear golden yellow with decent sparkle, finger-width white head with poor retention, no lacing. Aroma is floral with citrus and fruit with some background malts. Taste is as aroma. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin, creamy texture, average carbonation and floral bitter finish. Overall, not a groundbreaking imperial IPA but decent.
dmac (5479) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz 6pack from Xroads. Poured a great looking viscous gold with a dense fluffy bright white head. Aroma is sweet orange marmalade topped toast, apricot skins, yellow grapefruit. Big full body, syrupy, soft carbonation and lingering heat.
pubscout (30) - Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A properly hopped and well-balanced DIPA, expected from New Belgium, worth a sixer any time, but watch that 8.5% ABV...
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