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RATINGS: 1469   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Pours very clear gold with a pillowy white head that lasts. Great lacing. Aroma is predictable, medicinal hops, with a faint orange funk. Flavor is a hesitant dark toast malt backbone and an overdone hop profile. Not as finely balanced as others in the category. Another example of "more is more", not "more is better".

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2010
12fl.oz bottle pours orange with a medium head. Grassy, floral aromas dominate the nose, with initial tasting showcasing a medium carbonation for the style and a middle range bitterness. The beer finishes well with a short lingering bitterness on the palate. It’s good to find such beers widely available if no other options present. Good work new belgium brewing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
March Madness tasting -

Aroma: Floral, full of citrusy and piney punch, it takes some of the greatest hops and makes a great smelling beer.

Appearance: Clear golden body, 1" off-white head, decent lacing, head stuck around for awhile.

Taste: Herbal, grapefruits, with a nice showing of malts for balance. Finish has an herbal/spicy quality to it.

Palate: Slightly sticky, medium bodied, nice carbonation.

Overall: Very nice, affordable IPA that was long overdue from NB.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Draught served in shaker @ local resturant: Served with a half finger with head that laced nicely, low carbonation, aroma of grapefruit and pine. Hit the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is there but gets a little lost in the sensations from light spices, grass, and hop wave. Middle has the latter of those sensations come into play, finish is lingering and acidic. Wouldn’t mind getting some more of this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
From a 22 oz bomber purchased locally. Aroma is hoppy, slightly flowery. A clear gold color with a nice tight white creamy head. Clean malt with a bit of biscuit/toast character and a firm bitterness in the background, not overpowering. Hop flavor is more on the earthy side, and again not over the top. Crisp and dry, and very easy drinking. Not an over-the-top beer, but well made and sessionable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Is this a mere single IPA? It’s commendably resinous. Perhaps brewers as of late are blurring the hard and fast distinction between single and double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3240) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pours golden orange with an orangy head. The aroma is bready with some pine and cooked vegetables. The flavor is pretty dry and spicy with a very piney bitter finish. A little on the watery side.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HalfCockedJack (16) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
New Belgium has finally come out with an IPA, and it is a beauty. Full aroma with strong, aromatic hops (Cascade, Simcoe, and Chinook). Big floral aromas that stop short of the giant grapefruit odor that is all the rage in so many American IPAs. Pours clean and bright with a 2 inch head (into a tulip glass), the head fades fairly quickly with a lot of lacing. The taste is the key with a big malty front end that is fantastically balanced with the hops bitterness. The hops come in later than most American IPAs (many of which try to bludgeon your tast buds into submission to cover the lack of balance), so it is reminiscent of a British IPA. The hops bitterness (more Cascade hops) just does not end, the beer finishes with a pleasant bitterness that lingers until your next drink. Good job New Belgium for breaking with convention and not covering up poor brewing with extra hops!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2613) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle: Pours a bright, translucent golden color with lots of bubbles. A finger of fluffy sand-colored head. Ripe aroma is full of fresh citrus and piney hops. Lightly sweet, but pungently hoppy. Nice full hop presence in the taste, citrus and florals. A very modest amount of malt in the background keeps it from being a hop bomb. Still, tons of hops that I love and very drinkable. This is solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3132) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Gold body with a tall white head. Light citrus aroma. Light bitterness comes over the tongue as it delivers a slightly bitter flavor profile. Very moderately done, a good choice if some of the "hophead" IPAs have been too much for you. Light easy drinker.


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