robL (22) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color and aroma. Easy to drink while retaining its high hop qualities. One of New Belgium’s better offerings. http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-belgiu
ContemplateBeer (1825) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of big pine/citrus hops, sweet caramel, white sugar and a tough of tart apple. Appearance of tinted gold with beautiful foamy white head of about an inch. Flavor was a letdown- the caramel aroma did not translate into a malt backbone, and the hops were pretty much the whole show. The mouthfeel was thin and the palate was lightly bubbly. I expected a little more here, especially after the nice start.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bouquet of hop greatness off the nose. Lots of citrus and plenty of pine. Taste is bitter citrus and pine. Some nice lemon and a hint of spice in there too. Very good. I would by this all the time if I could.
JSwaz (4) - Chicago, USA - FEB 23, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful white head offset by it’s orange-golden hue. The medley of hops brings out a rich pine/citrus -like aroma while dancing merrily in your palate. Definitely my go to beer when it’s available in 12 ers. I’ve had it on draft &’in bottle. Draft, of course, cannot be equaled!
Camons (8429) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ hotelroom, Denver. Pours golden with a nice fluffy head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, kiwi. Taste much like aroma, though abit sweeter, nice bitter finish tho. Medium body, soft carbonation. 180211
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear pale orangish yellow with a large white puffy head, and good lacing. Smell is of grapefruit, hops, malt, floral notes, and some caramel. Taste is smooth with citrus, piney hops, and dandelion. Ends a little tangy on the tongue and nicely bitter. Has session IPA written all over it, with the taste to back it up.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a cloudy orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of lots of piney resinous hops, light citrus and caramel too. Flavor was bright piney hops upfront, but followed by a somewhat hollow stale malty finish. Lacking a bit.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A citrus hop aroma invites further exploration, along with pronounced hop lace. The flavor is very gentle for 70 IBU’s, with plenty of resin, pine, and citrus notes and a light malt sweetness with almost no yeast artifacts. The hop resins create an oily/sticky texture offset by abundant carbonation. Overall a full-bodied, clean, and well-balanced IPA.
peteysmu (63) - USA - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty decent IPA with a subtle bitter taste. Has a carbonated kick to it...
Niko100 (2390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber/gold color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, some floral, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, pine hops, floral, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, lots of hops - pretty good.