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RATINGS: 1502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
can8ianben (1343) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
A really solid IPA attempt from NB. Big citrus notes waft out of the glass - clearly some Cascade going on here. Appearance is a clear golden orange with a thick foamy white head. Certainly a classic dry bitter finish, but just enough sweet body to hold up to the monsterous hop presence. Mmm - this is another beer from NB that is solid enough to keep a six in the fridge all the time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
A nice clear copper beer with a healthy off-white head that lasts and leaves lace. Aroma is vague hoppiness, maybe some citrus and other fruit sticking out. Flavor begins with hops, got a subtle caramel maltiness atop decent hop bitterness. This is a fine example of what an american IPA should be, although by no means a standout in the category.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3606) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2010
Indiana winterfest - Pours copper with a very good grapefruit hop aroma. The citrus hops are big and really tasty in the flavor too, lending a crisp bitterness backed by the more mild malt body. Excellent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2010
BottlePours out a crystal clear light orange/amber with a small off white head. I did sneak it in tothe glass though. Classic pine and citrus hop aroma, but not the overpowering, in-your-face strength that a "Macro-Micro" like NB would dare. Light malts and modest hop flavors. I had hoped for a little more. Slightly astringent and bitter. Papery, woody and not the fresh classic west coast IPA style I expected. Actually am surprised to see the hop bill on the comm. description. I wish I tasted more of the Simcoe and Cascade that I typically love. Nice long lasting bitter bite trailing. Pretty light bodied, and dry, which is good for the style. Decent but I didnít expect anything crazy from NB

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a larger, frothy white head. Aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and malts. Very crisp start on the palate and very refreshing, such a nice IPA for the summer. Flavors of malts more than hops but a nice refreshing finish. Very good summer beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bpreo (1761) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2010
A surprisingly strong IPA, full of hops. A nice "wilderness" beer, Beer Ranger Nob approved.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (806) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
I wasnít expecting much out of this because of itís wide distribution and the tendency for the hops to drop out of these things if they donít move through any stage of the distribution process quick enough, and I have to say that Iím pleasantly surprised. Clear golden orange with no head, the aroma is bright and full of sticky icky hop cones, aromas of chinook grapefruit, flavor is citrus hop rind, the chinooks really dominate the flavor and aroma. Very nice affordable IPA here... from a brewery thatís working pretty hard to be responsible in its environmental practices none the less.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2010
Nice golden color with a solid foaming head. Good smell of citrus and mango with a hint of hopps in it. It has a bold taste with a strong flavor of grapefruit to blend with the hoppy flavor. It is a nice easy drink for a sunny day on the golf course or just to enjoy on a hot sunny day.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
KCBrown (20) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2010
The smell is a bit strong for an IPA, it taste good for itís type, but has a bitter lingering effect that is a turn off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bomber. Appearance is a deep golden color with an inch of milky white head. Aroma is pine, mango and resinous hops. Flavor begins with bright floral hops and orange citrus along with toasted malt sweetness, sour grapefruit and bitter notes. It finishes toasty and slightly boozy with a bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a little creamy with a fair amount of hop bitterness and dryness throughout. Hop profile is relatively mild in comparison to some other American IPAs but the overall flavor is very light, refreshing and drinkable.


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