PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yellow-gold with an eggshell-colored head. Aroma is pine, moderate flower-garden, some cirtus, very complex. As it warms, a dry cereal (bran) comes out. Medium bodied. Clean pine flavor with a bit of dry maltiness and some grapefruit. I think this is an excellent IPA, right up there below dogfishead 60 in terms of quality.
mhkmurals (12) - Kansas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured amber/golden with a very small pure white head. Slight bubblegum and Citrus in the Aroma. Lightly carbonated. Interesting citrus taste. little malt character to balance.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Double dry hopped cask at Churchkey. Gorgeous amber pour, fantastic thick frothy head. Nose holds big grapefruit, orange zest, and pine. Flavor holds more awesome blood orange and woody sweetness, along with earth and manure. Bitter but soft and approachable. Excellent.
Drunkenpanda (6) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz. into a Sam Adams pint glass with tulip rim, soft amber with a thick head and standard lacing. Steady carbonation gave hints of resin, grass, and citrus aroma. Flavored by a strong rush of caramel, followed by grapefruit, then earthy grass remanents. Overall a pretty decent IPA.
Blairgus (3992) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
17 Sept 2011, tap. yellow, clear, no bubbles. lots of piney hops and not much else. med body and a bit hoppy. sweet caramel alcohol w/ piney hop finish. very nice.
JoePeesie (923) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly above average IPA. A bit of a let down for New Belgium. I put this in the "everyone else has an IPA so should we" itís not a donít try but itís not a must try either.
Ssimkins (6) - - SEP 18, 2011 does not count
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good citrus hop aroma. Has a light bitterness but kind of flat on flavor. Iím getting like a soda water flavor.
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properhops (88) - - SEP 18, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Video review at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irM5NuMyJoc
Appearance: Glowing golden, 2-finger head, perfect lacing
Smell: Citrus, floral, pine, buttery biscuit & caramel from malts
Taste: Medium body, well-rounded hop flavor, grapefruit, pine, mild carbonation, mild bitterness, drinkable
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber with a thick pillowy head. Nice aroma of floral and honeyed hops. Smooth taste of hops with a light to medium body. Good IPA for the price.
smith4498 (3468) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and pine with some caramel. Sweet caramel flavor with some grapefruit rind and pine. Medium body with average carbonation.