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RATINGS: 1536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1288) - 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. Wouldnít mind getting some more of this.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Is this a mere single IPA? Itís commendably resinous. Perhaps brewers as of late are blurring the hard and fast distinction between single and double IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (3845) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2851) - Boise, Idaho, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3224) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2908) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 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.
[July 21, 2014]
At the Bluebird to watch Wye Oak and had my first Coors Banquet in a long, long time. I havenít been this excited for a Ranger probably ever in my life. Aroma is pretty hoppy, though no defining characteristics power through. Iíd guess Cascade and some kind of bittering hop. A hefty malt body balances things out, but for me it kind of gets in the way of what an American IPA is all about. The body is medium full with a decent hop delivery. Standard hop bite cuts through with a sturdy base of caramel and toasted malts. Serviceable IPA. Definitely the best offering at this music venue that is behind the beer times in Denver.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2010
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.

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