BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber orange with a slight haze and a big frothy head. Aroma is dominated by spicy and citrus hops. Med-full bodied, a thick yet smooth texture derived from the solid malty background. The IBUs seem to be on the conservative side even though 70 is claimed, but a decent hop flavor ensures you are drinking an IPA. Bitterness lingers in the finish a bit, with a touch of fruityness. Overall an above average IPA, but clearly nothing more.
NEB_WineNBeer (18) - USA - AUG 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
WAY OVERRATED. This is an average IPA that is getting a ton of play because it comes from New Belgium. New Belgium makes some really great beers. This isnít my favorite and I was looking for something hoppy like this too.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is malt, citrus and peach hop. Flavour is malt, light bitter, citrus and peach hop.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is as hoppy as it gets. It is very smooth, but I feel the hops just take over the other flavors that are trying to be had. I enjoyed it, but I must say I will not go out of my way to get this one
yoitts (9) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with medium carbonation. Nice lingering off white head with good lacing. Pretty pungent hop aroma with grassy, floral, and pine notes. Medium body with plenty of bitterness to back up the aroma. An interesting combination hops makes for a good complex flavor that blends well with 6.5% abv.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy, yeasty aroma. Slightly sweet flavor. Very smooth for an IPA. Delicious!
nearbeer (3427) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bb 24 Oct 10. Clear, burnt orange with a lasting foam above. Aromas of orange caramel, grapefruit, resin and light catspray. Flavor of resin, grain husks, bitter grapefruit. Finish of peppery wood. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, hop-tingly, and finishes well dry.
asedzie (585) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has mild bright citrus notes, some light pine resin, a little bit of earth, a hint of breadiness. Malt is round and substantial with notes of caramel and hay, very clean, with just a little hop bite about midway through. Not a very long finish really, just a little bit of resiny hop flavor staying on after a sip.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours clear dark golden with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is peach and citrus. Very hoppy and crisp fruity hop flavor. Medium and smooth palate. Nice
adam42381 (371) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a light to medium golden color which is quite a bit lighter than I normally expect from an IPA. 1 finger white creamy head which dissipates quickly.
Smell: Very strong hops with a bit of pine and hints of citrus rinds.
Taste: Pretty decent amount of hops up front. Pine flavor is dominant with just a hint of lemon peel. Not as much bitterness as one would expect from an IPA. Finish is simple and not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Quite smooth.
Drinkability: High drinkability for a beer with an ABV of 6.5%. You could knock back a few without any trouble.
Overall: Iíd rate this as an above average IPA. Itís not something Iíll actively seek out but Iíll finish my six pack and wonít consciously avoid it in the future.