Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear straw gold with a big fluffy white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is a lot of plasticky onion with some dank peppery hops and a little sweet malt.
The flavor is a little sweet bready malt followed by a ton of vegetal plasticky green onion that has decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, I donít care for this at all. Itís a bunch of watery onioney / garlicky hops (summit?). Like a very poor manís Gubna. From reading other reviews, I wondered if I got a bad one, since all I get is onion and no fruity piney hops. But the 6 pack tasted the same - I dumped one of them. It tasted similar on draft too, just more subdued and watery.
77ships (5026) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. Pale golden, little head. Nose is onion, very fresh hops, garlic & barnyard raw hops,Ö Taste is same raw fresh barnyard, onion & garlic hops but it is also oddly sweet on top, sugar & white bread,Ö Yeasty body,Ö Not bad but if only it was less sweet & less yeasty.
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Grapefruity and slight pine hoppy. Smooth fruity and slight peachy hoppy. Bitter and crisp fruity. Grapefruity and smooth finish. Bitter and smooth fruity finish.
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale clear gold, head reduced to rim. Pure fresh citrus hops. Different esters, lupulin. Bitter hops, Thai herbs, floral. Light to medium bodied, hopoil-slick, very dry feel. Excellent IIPA, New Belgium can do it too.
Maakun (1263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Leuven innovation festival. Clear golden with white head. Lots of herbal hops, marihuana, orange, syrupy sweetness underneath a thick bitterness. Thereís some fruits but this is way more on the dank weed side. Medium bodied with sticky feel. Nice one.
vipinvelp (2684) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark yellow, big fluffy lasting lacing foam head. Bittersweet aroma and taste. Lasting aftertaste. (Houston 201505)
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Is it strange that I liked this more, because it wasnít as "perfect" or "stylish" as I thought it would be? It pours a little more cloudy than I had imagines, and smells, well, a little "primitive"? Anyhow, all that abides when you drink it, A real credit to its kind, full hop flavour, one of which Iím not even sure I can say I have had in a beer before, nice burn on the way down, after some sweet notes, in turn offset by the fine strong alcohol.
A lovely beer.
AAEA (192) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 FL OZ ($9.99 6 pack) on of the beers that will make it all better lol. so fast to get you hammered and you didnít even see it coming. this is also a part of my month long IPA binge and its what is up right now. 8.5% abv damn thats a tuff store bought. will turn the most sophisticated hipster into an immediate bogan.
jonas (6040) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. clear red golden, low carbonation, white head. Sweet perfumed american hop aromatics (pine,lychee). Medium full body, slightly sweet&sticky, well balanced by grassy hop dryness, light onions, parsly finish.
Quite drinkable and pleasant enough, but I must admit I am getting more and more annoyed with the style.
HippieFee (121) - - MAY 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Hop flavor but not a bitter taste. Citrus notes on the palate. Sweet flavor as well which counters the bitterness. While it has 8.5% alcohol, there is no alcohol taste. Its a good beer but nothing over the top, donít think I could drink several of these in a row.
eggraid101 (50) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A stylistic favorite of mine that new Belgium did well. I don't love many of their beers but this one hits the mark for an imperial ipa
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