PorterPounder (5448) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eagan, Mn. - 22 oz bomber - dark orange pour with a nice off white head. Solid spruce like aroma. Flavor has elements of mint, some good solid citrus and a hint of toffee.. thick, rich mouthfeel.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is grapefruit and big resin. appearance is well polished darkened amber. flavor is well bittered grapefruit and mown lawns. very fresh and nearly floral. super sessionable.
Suttree (5120) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange or copper with a white head. Flinty, citrusy aroma, with some sweetness. Nicely quaffable without being too heavy, lots of citrusy hop bitterness. Fairly unbalanced, with only a little bit of caramel maltiness. But, y’know, balance is overrated anyway. Tasty brew...
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. transparent corporate apple juice appearance with a slightly off-white, yet very frothy and lace-inducing set of suds atop. Nose had sweetness underneath and tropical fruit hop notes on top peaking to an almost fresh hop bud smell followed by more sweetness taking over the fruity notes. Flavors reiterate the tropical fruits in the nose spitting forth waves of pineapple, passion fruit, unripe mango, maybe some guava. Overall its on the dry side of sweet..does that make sense? Who cares. Lots of fruity notes, as I’ve said..with dry yet soft bitterness over a nuetral foundation of sweetness. In any event, its clean and fruit, and accents the fruity hop notes, backs them with adequate sweetness, tingles the senses with a burst of dry bitterness...and ends soft and gentle, yet evident..
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barley’s Brewhaus. Pours golden orange with white head. Aromas of hops, pine, light citrus, and some malt. Flavors of bitter hops, pine, citrus, and some caramel malt. Finishes bitter hops. Nicely balance IPA and available at a good price.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear orange with thick, but not too thick white head. Ringed lacing. Aroma is hoppy citrus, with ’ bietjie pine. Hoppy tangeriney flavour, Well balanced, this is not over hopped. Thirst quenching with a lasting all over the tongue finish.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle served in a Stella glass. Poured a clear gold with a finger of white head. Nice piney hop aroma with some malt. Fair amount of hop bitterness to start, but a good balance of malt. Nice lacing on the glass. Medium bodied. A little vegetal with the hops dinged my score a bit. Drying finish from the hops. Decent beer, pretty drinkable.
nickd717 (3477) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from BevMo Mountain View. This is a ridiculously clear beer. Extremely clear light golden with a great lasting white head and good lacing. Very pleasant aroma of citrus, herbal, and floral hops. Somewhat light but very good. Flavor is nice and well-balanced, mostly hop-forward with citrus and floral flavors and some substantial hop bitterness on the finish. Medium-light body and lots of tongue-numbing hop oils as the IBUs assert themselves. Overall a great IPA, better than I expected from New Belgium.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ours a clear golden amber with a small white head that leaves a good lacing. Very nice fruity aroma. Medium body, nice and hoppy, but is malty enough to balance it out. A tasty and easy to drink ipa from New Belgium.
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Served up a clear, copper-toned body with a small, thin, white head that leaves a nice coating of lace on the descent.
Smell: Lightly scented pale maltiness quickly gives way to hoppy notes of oily lemon peels and grapefruit pith.
Taste: The mild mannered pale malts deliver tastes of bread (sans crusts) and no more than a small amount of brief caramel sweetness. The hops are predominately citrusy with a good dose of both peel and pith, though some additional white pine is also present. Medium-plus bitterness. Not quite citric. Finishes appropriately dry and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Slight, slick oiliness to the mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Well, there’s no about it, it’s an IPA. And one that’s a tad light in terms of maltiness. Perhaps... perhaps the world of beer has room enough for one more India Pale Ale.