tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange gold color with off white frothy bubbly head which lingers as a nice film. Aroma of sweet resiny hops, slight citrus but in a sweeter way, like tangerine, and cake. Flavor is nice resin-pine like hops, sweet and pungent, which then reveals a cake like malt consistency, back to a slight bitterness of the hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied, not too thick or syrupy. Overall a pretty solid IPA, great flavors, not TOO big (read: sessionable). Good good stuff.
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Clear golden orange color, slight white head. Aroma of subtle hops. Taste is slight bitterness not overly bitter. Very little lacing. Lingering on bitter. Decent but nothing spectacular. Decently balanced. Light/medium mouthfeel.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is meduim sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread. Light-medium body, fairly light for the style.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour. White head. Resin, citrus and herbal hops galore. Flavor hits with a pretty good hop bite followed by a bit of malt to balance and finished with a good juicy bitterness. Not bad!
piscator34 (1995) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample via mnurda. Light copper in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of grapefruit, pine, mild caramel malt, and a bit of toasted malt. Pine is a bit more upfront in the mouth, backed up by light citrus, earth, and a bit of vegetal character. Slightly chalky dry finish. Light bodied with a firm bitterness. Not bad overall, but the vegetal element diminished my enjoyment a bit.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ New Belgium. Golden with a white head. Mostly all hops in the aroma, citrus, pine sap and floral with hints of the pale malt base. Flavor has lots of hop bitterness throughout with some residual sweetness coming through. Medium body, average carbonation and a slightly sweet finish. Pretty solid IPA with all the typical Pac NW hop characteristics, tad bit sweet for my liking but still good.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer Poors pale with gold highlights and a white head that fades quickly. Aroma is weak for an IPA but has hints of pine. Taste is dominated by hops both piney and grapefruity. Malt and other aspects don’t come through. Bitterness leaves a bit of a weird aftertaste in the mouth. Overall the beer fine, but less than an average IPA for me.
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Black Squirrel. Pale golden, solid white head and lacing. Aroma of white pepper, chilis. Taste is malt up front, then quick transition to big hops, and a bitter, dry finish.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really good cheap IPA. One of the better New Belgium beers to boot. Stronger IPA with nice hop profile mainly of resiny/pine notes.
DWestrick (442) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very crisp, abundance of hops. Clean citrus bite and easy to swallow. Best new belguim beer I’ve had