LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden amber/yellow color with nice white head. Great bright aromas of hops,pine citrus and caramel malt hiding in the back. Flavor is of a light bodied hop assault that fades into bitter finish.This would be a awesome IPA if there was more malt backing to it.But the aromas is still awesome!
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Here’s an IPA for rating no. 2222. Bomber. Piny, resinous nose with pronounced floral nose and light Simcoe-driven must (cat pee). Light caramel and dark, weirdly rotting tropical fruit. A little peach and rindy citrus. Simcoe is dominating the Cascade here. Pours a bright, clear orange with a lacing, rocky off-white head. Taste is very rough and tumble, dry with medium-strong bitterness, resin. Faint floral and fruity sweetness but no perfume. Pine. Taste is smooth with a lasting aftertaste, medium body that sort of roughs up the tongue and throat first before settling down. Good, firm IPA, fits more in the style of IIPA, missing only the extra booze.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured golden amber, floral & citrus hops, caramel malts, slightly bitter finish.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a thick white head that leaves ropy lace for the entire glass. Resinous hops and grapefruit rind dominate the aroma. Hop-driven palate, very resinous, stemmy with minty notes, with a nice long bitter finish. Malts give just enough support, but the coniferous hops drive this beer all the way. I liked it.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A tasty American IPA from New Belgium, quite a change for them! Citrusy Cascades mix with other aromas of flint, mint and onions? Smooth and bitter, not as malty as I’d like. Nice hop flavors in the finish. Kind of middle-of-the-road, not in the NW, CO or CA IPA style.
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PB Bar & Grill (Pacific Beach, CA): Pours a clear gold with amber highlights and topped with a light white head, thick lacing. Aromatic notes of freshly ripened orange and grapefruit, florals, light earth, and a dusting of light sweet malts against a bitter backbone. Spruce and pine wash over the tongue, as well as bubblegum, butter-soaked citrus, light bread malt, and a little spice at the back of the palate. Sweet creamy mouthfeel, in no way that’s cloying. Moderate carbonation. Nice sweet finish. Drinkability: Opulent and fresh. Underrated! Pairing: $2 tacos on Tuesday. Rebuy: Yes. #345 on 16032010, DG.
Nik925 (779) - USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ordinary. thin not enough hops. ipa for people who have never had a dipa. no compaints. just nothing special.
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 1/29/2010. This IPA pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head with decent retention. The aroma is floral and citrusy hop, malt and fruit. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and citrusy. Touch of esters and yeast. Yup it tastes like the New Belgium house yeast. This beer would make a nice session IPA. A nice hop bite, but not all that bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle .A goldish orange pour white head .A big pine fruit aroma.Taste of citrus, floral, pine slight hop bitter finish. pretty good beer
badgerben (4681) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold color with a thin head. Aroma of dried grapefruit. Moderately bitter taste. Light grain backing. Very light pine and floral hop flavor. Slightly vinious.