NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper color with a very small white head. Aroma is quite nice, itís exactly how I hoped New Belgium would make an IPA. Good delivery of grapefruit, herbs, and assorted citrus. Pretty clean and aromatic, though not over the top. The flavor is hoppy indeed with more grapefruit and herbal bite. The palate is medium with very little sticky or sweet qualities. This is a well done American styled IPA.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a mouthful of hoppiness. Itís on the nose right from the start and after that doesnít really let go. It is omnipresent midpalate and then lingers just the slightest bit. Too strong w/ hops in my opinion.
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bright orange with a large white head. Aroma is citrussy and like evergreens. Flavor is "pineyer" and grassier than most IPAs Iíve had, still has a good hoppy burst. Finishes a bit mellower with nice sweetness. A very nice IPA.
bluemooner (586) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark golden with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is of grapefruit and pniey hops. Flavor is biscuits, grains, some caramel malt, grapefruit and citrus hop flavors, and pniey hops with a bitter finish. Thin to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not bad though a bit more grain flavor than I like in an IPA.
alexanderj (3268) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2010
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle; poured a gold/amber color with alot of carbonation streams and there looks to be some floaties. Frothy white head. Strong aroma that seemed to engulf the room. Definitely smells like the hops that went into it; fruity, piney, earthy, spicey, with some caramel malt background. Flavor was definitely more earthy than expected; seemed to overpower it. Although I have been sick so my palate is a little wack right now. Very solid overall and quite a bargain; I think I got the bomber for 2.99
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear bright golden orange, one-finger head that left nice lacing. Light grapefruit and pine aromas, with a biscuity undertone. Bitterness up front on the tongue, but ample bready malts for balance. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, and a well-balanced aftertaste.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Orange pour with white head with some sticky lace. Orange, lemon, pine, and a whiff of grass on the nose. Hop bite on the initial taste. Pine resin, orange peel, lemon.....nice. Not much balance, I think that was the point. There is a hint of malt sweetness in the background to keep things interesting. Medium mouthfeel. A bit oily. Dry long lasting bitter finish. This may be my go to beer for the summer. Great price at under $8/6pk.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber with a large fluffy off-white head that quickly fades and leaves some frothy lacing. Aroma of pine, resinous hops, citrus, mild floral hops and some sweet malt. Taste of floral and resinous hops mixed with some malt. Long lasting bitter finish. Kind of bland, not a huge fan of this one.
Hades665 (17) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is is mainly grapefruit and pine. Likewise the taste leans heavily toward the grapefruit end of the spectrum due to the large amount of hops used in this beer. I also taste hints of caramel and bread/toast.
Hops linger on palate for quite a while after drinking one of these. Overall a pretty enjoyable beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3228) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Aroma is very grassy, earthy, and herbal. Lightly pine-like. Grainy malt aromas. Transparent copper-orange body with a decent, medium off-white head present. Starts a bit grassy and herbal in the beginning. Piney hop notes come through in the middle with some tannins present. A little more pine to finish with a moderate bitterness. Tasty, but I am not sure if I like the grain bill on this. I prefer a juicier IPA.