kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: February 05, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark gold, frothy white head, drippy lace
Aroma: big spicy and floral hop aroma, dry pale malt, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of hops, light bitterness, earthyness, light growing sweetness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Beaver (1292) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle, dated 7/9/10 (best by?). Pours a clear light yellow orange with a frothy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is biscuity malts with some spicy piney fruity hops that are slightly stinky.
The flavor is some biscuity malts with a decent amount of hops - peppery, floral and slightly fruity. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with low but sharp carbonation.
Overall, an OK IPA - itís nice to see one from NB. Itís pretty mild in terms of alcohol and bitterness. I really donít care for the biscuit notes in many of New Belgiumís beers. Iím not really digging the hop flavors either. More fruitiness or resin would be good for me.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz capped bottle (best before 09JUL10, sampled late FEB 2010): beautiful red copper body with a steady stream of tiny bubbles...they are mesmerizing...rising quite a bit slower than an average beer...these bubbles seem to float while doing a slow ballad dance. Strong, tight bubbled ivory head leaves a thick, almost complete lace along all inside glass surfaces. Simcoe hops are strongest in the aroma with Cascade undertones along with bubble-gum and pine...creamy texture and mouthfeel with a great bitterness. Finish is barky and slightly sugary. This seems to be selling right next to and for the same price as fat tire...I would buy this every time instead. Nice, solid beer.
larryLSB (421) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just the facts: Poured from a 12oz, this is the 4th bottle drunk from a six pack bought earlier in the week. Light copper in color with a medium off white head that lingered. good lacing. Nose was a blend of pine, grass, and citrus, grass seemed freshly cut, not too old...Taste was fairly bitter with a light sweetness. I must say the first one of the six pack was the best. Overall a decent IPA.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale golden. Aromas of pine and citrus. The flavor is very bitter, piney, with a lasting green finish. Very hoppy, this is a nice IPA.
Strykzone (4931) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Bigeloís. This could be a premium lager. Little aroma, and that is kind of funky. Flavor offers a variety of hops but they are too faint. Some spice. Significant bitterness. Disappointing after the hype I had heard.
Cybercat (3315) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a clear, golden amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head that sticks around for a while. Rich aroma is strongly hoppy and evergreen, promising a seriously hoppy IPA. Fiercely hoppy and somewhat bitter flavor lives up to the aroma - drinking this beer is like drinking a liquid pine tree. Texture has a strong bite and is fizzy and smooth, leaving a nice hoppy and slightly bitter finish.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a surprisingly pale gold-orange (not nearly as orange as most IPAs) with a huuuuuuge off-white pillowy head. Lacing is as sticky as any Iíve ever had, leaving crazy rings as the finger of collapsed head remains for most of the drink.
Smell is typical piney hops and bread, not a lot of flowery/citrus smells. Flavor matches, with a nice Cascade appearance up front fading through into that heavy bread malt. Just a bit of sweetness at the end that seems misplaced. Otherwise, a very nice beer that could be really popular when it hits cans.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My 125th TM Passport Beer. I get to use the Big Boy Glass!!!!
Tap@ TacoMac, Crabapple.
Pale, light golden orange color. Thin white head. Flavor has a crisp bold hop, as expected. Nice pine, nice citrus. Chewy malt, although light bodied. I have to say, the abundance of hops is a nice touch... Mighty Arrow is a better brew. As it warms, the malt comes out. Not too impressed.
. . 05 Feb 10.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
LOL@ the last rater... Awesome. Getting pissed on the internets is cool. Nose is very piney and floral, little sweetness, mostly dry malt notes accentuate the hops. Pours amber with a nice creamy head. The flavor is nice and hoppy. Fresh piney hops, touches of citrus and floral hops with some balancing bready caramel malts. Medium bitterness in the finish. Not amazing, but far surpassed my expectations.