brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour into a pint glass gives a clear golden amber color with a thin layer of cream colored foam which sticks to the wall of the glass.
S: The nose is quite a bit better than I was expecting. Some pleasant grapefruit and pine aromas up front along with the bready malt on the back end.
T: This one is surprisingly bitter, much more so than I thought it would be. The citrus is more of an after thought with plenty of resinous pine on the beginning and the finish. Not too much in the way of malt.
M: The body is a touch thin, but still in the medium range with a fairly high level of carbonation.
D: An easy drinking IPA, but there are certainly a lot better examples out there. That said, it’s nice to see New Belgium putting some more beers out there.
CanIHave4Beers (3676) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours an orange color with a good head and some nice lace along with some nice display of very slow steady bubbliness. The aroma is faint which is sad because there are nice things happening, like dank notes and orange peel, but sadly just a bit of cat pee. The flavor is biscuity like Fat Tire, there is no mistaking this one as a New Belgium creation. There is a nice big herbal and fruity hop presence and the beer is dry with just a touch of metallic character. Not bad overall.
radagast83 (6101) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is a wonderful boquet of floral hops, citrus, touch of malts. Flavor is fantastic. Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. Nice, bitterness, but still retains a solid, clean mouthfeel, refreshing.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer poured a nice amber body with a thick head. The smell is bread and citrus. The taste is not a bitter as most ipa’s but it is very good. carbonation.
reverendj (185) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very drinkable IPA from the brewers here. Wonderful aroma of pine, some floral citrus, and biscuit malt. Beautiful clear gold pour with a dense white head. Super clean taste that is’nt overly hoppy, just the right hop bite. This is the kind of beer to give a novice beer drinker to introduce them to the joy of hops. Very aromatic, clean crisp hoppy taste, and a long bitter finish add up to a very nice offering from New Belgium!
keith0718 (430) - Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent IPA, but missing that certain something according to my taste. A tad lighter and more bitter than Great Divide’s Titan (my fav IPA).
skmikeg (1467) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber with a light off white head. aroma is of pine, grapefruit, citrus, and some light sweet malt. tastes like your average IPA with alot of pine, grapefruit, citrus, and some light bread malt. has a medium body with a dry bitter finnish with decccent carbonation. overall. a deccent IPA.
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold, tall head. Nice APA aroma, pretty standard. An extra citrus zing to this one - lemon, grapefruit over sweet malting. Well-, but not overly-, hopped. Long west coast hop finish. Tap, Flying Saucer, KC.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. pours golden, clear with a minimal off white head. aromas of toast, evergreen, pine and grapefruit rind. moderately bitter with a sour finish. its a medium body IPA with a load of floral hoppy flavor that has a long finish.
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with pristine clarity. Aroma of grapefruit and some pine. Flavors matches with a distinct residual sweetness throughout. Pretty solid beer, especially for the pricetag.