bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Pours orange/gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral/fruity/peach. Medium body with loose, not sharp, carbonation. Flavor is lots of hop over a little malt. Itís soft floral and fruit hop. Bitter, but not harshly so. Very pleasant beer.
GreatLibations (1831) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an apricot color with a textbook creamy Belgian style head that sits there finally reducing to a clump of cream. Smells of fresh snappy yellow citrus and malty sweetness. Medium full nectar with mild effers creating a creamy mouthfeel. Only thing about this is the carbonation deteriorates as the brew warms leaving it a bit flat. Perfect hop essence balanced by a juicy malt backbone. Fresh and spicy with a lingering thorny finish. I am impressed. Good work guys!
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with an off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is apricot, fresh skunky hop cones, fresh-cut flowers (buttercups?). Flavor is pomelo and pine with a hint of honey. Finish is mildly bitter with a light hop-oil character. A little light for my liking, but otherwise fresh and very palatable.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to Swalden28) Pours clear yellow with nice oily bubbles. Nose of bright pine hops, orange zest. Taste of lightly bitter pine hops, astringent qualities. This beer has a palate that just cleanses you with the hops. Not bad.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear pale orange-yellow with a large white head, and good lacing.
smell is of grapefruit hops, malt, citrus, some floral, and some caramel.
taste is smooth, citrus, hops, and dandelion, ends a little tangy on the tongue and nicely bitter.
highibus (661) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden completely clear. Thin white head with decent lacing. Light grapefruit and pineapples on the nose. Flavor is clean and crisp with a nice hop presence. Just enough malt to balance. Light finish of new Belgium signature but hops finish strong. Thanks for finall doing an ipa!
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured gold with a white head. nose is pineapple, caramel and thatís about it. nice on the palate with a smooth hop flavor and no bitterness.
SudsMcDuff (4676) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the Hoostone FLying SauCer! .. Medium Gold .. . Fantastic lacing! .. . honey, light resin, crunchy apple, and fresh pine needle .. . a great session IPA, clean as silk .. The show was mind blasting .You mean mind blowing. No, no anything can blow your mind, it BLASTED my mind...
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Swalden28. Yellow pour with lots of sediment. Lots of sharp hops on the nose. Spicy and piney. Taste is heavy hops with lots of bitter earth spicy. Finishes a little dry. Wow good!
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light gold with white head. Aroma of very clean, crisp grapefruit hops. Flavor of light malt, a bit piny, some grapefruit. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, an incredibly easy to drink, very tasty IPA.....not bad at all!