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RATINGS: 1459   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
22oz bottle out of a goblet. Crystal clear dark orange color. Aroma smells like the brew kettle after adding some cascades into the pot. You can really smell and taste the cascades in this brew. Decent aroma, decent flavor however it falls a lil flat, also lacking a bit in mouthfeel/body. Decent pick-up for $2.99

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (1895) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
New Belgium makes a good hoppy beer? This is excellent by their standards. Very hoppy. Surprisingly hoppy. Good body, nose and flavor are there. Wish nb would make more good beers more often.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours a sparkling yellow-amber with a foamy white head. You might even trick someone into thinking it’s a macrobrew from the appearance. That is until they get a whiff of it. The delicious Cascade hop aroma hits you first, but after a bit you can tell there are other buds in there. For all of that, the taste is surprisingly restrained hop-wise, but after that, you realize that this is a really well balanced IPA. Hopheads will still like this, but it’s an excellent way to get those unfamiliar with the IPA style to start appreciating it without bashing them over the head with a hop bomb. I would compare this to a less assertive version of Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. Great job New Belgium; maybe now we’ll get more than just Fat Tire on tap!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
12oz. bottle. Large off white head and a golden body. The aroma is mostly grapefruit and pine with some herbal notes. Flavor had very little sweetness with faint malt presence in the background. Finishes mostly bitter and dry. Points for some nice lacing left in the glass. Medium body and on the thin side. Pretty straightforward, moderately bitter stuff. Not bad but not interesting either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Nice IPA out of the bottle. Very nice bold start with a citus tone and firey finish. the bold taste continues through the bottle and doesn’t let up. would enjoy again very soon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Pours golden amber with white head. Aroma is earthy spicey hoppy. Mouthful has nice hop front with a bit of spice in the finish. Interesting... Very hoppy with little citrus or pine....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philvil (173) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Another good one from new Belgium. it seems to me that this is the colorado-style IPA... a little less bitter and more herbal than the California style. the herbal flavors are subtle and don’t overwhelm the sweet and hoppy flavors upfront

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2010
bottle. copper pour. clean fresh hop aroma. nice body. clean and crisp. this has become one of my favorite six packs. Great drinkability and well crafted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (857) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2010 Pours a clear golden amber with a small white head that left a lot of lacing. Very hoppy aroma with pine, citrus, sweet malt, slightly floral and earthy. Solid flavor, light, sweet cereal malt, with a bitter hoppy backend. Well balanced. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Pours to a really nice copper body with a tall white head and superb lacing. Perfect appearance in my nice 0.4 liter glass. The aroma is huge grapefruit, citrus, and nectarines, with a light pine. Dash of malt. The flavor is amber malts with some mouthwatering dryness and a nice but light hop. Seems to be more of an amber ale with a marvelous aroma. Really damned fine beer, however. Texture, cleanliness, and how it makes my mouth feel are really nice. This is a damned fine beer.


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