anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.
p1meatloaf (256) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2011 Aroma is hoppy but not too strong.
Appearance is golden yellow
taste is glorious amounts of hops that is easier to drink than a double IPA but has a strong bitterness that is refreshing
Palate is good. bitterness doesn’t linger too long. For an ipa i can buy literally almost anywhere in the western USA, it is darn good.
Hammy78 (903) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle sample. Pours a beautiful golden colour with lovely white head and clumpy/ pillowy lace. Aroma was sweet, piney, crisp refreshing. Taste was so nice and bitter, sweet piney. Just delicious.
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
here is simcoe in this? Average pale ale, to call this an ipa would be false. Not hoppy enough.
AleInSBend (2) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light copper color, medium body with citrus and spruce aroma and average carbonation. Just the right amount of bitterness.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber.Orange gold pour, frothy white head. Aromas of grain(light roasted corn, rye), grassy/earthy hops, a bit of resin and pine. Flavors bitter, herbal, malty, with a light sweetness. Medium bodied, malty(a tinge roasty even) throughout, bitter notes midway, with a long dry/malty/bitter finish. The drink by date was June 11, so I imagine this was fairly fresh, no notice of stale hops. Overall, pretty good well balanced bitter beer... the finishing notes seem to intensify with each sip which is pretty satisfying and refreshing. By no means is this a west coast style IPA or the greatest hop fixation ever, but to try a new IPA at the end of a long day out of town on work and have it taste good is sometimes all you really need.
viking1212 (10) - Sparks, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Citrusy, resiny, kind of catty. Very clear, light copper, foam dissipates pretty quickly. Fairly thin bodied, not much depth. Not a great IPA.
robL (22) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful color and aroma. Easy to drink while retaining its high hop qualities. One of New Belgium’s better offerings. http://beerhatesme.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-belgiu
ContemplateBeer (1823) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of big pine/citrus hops, sweet caramel, white sugar and a tough of tart apple. Appearance of tinted gold with beautiful foamy white head of about an inch. Flavor was a letdown- the caramel aroma did not translate into a malt backbone, and the hops were pretty much the whole show. The mouthfeel was thin and the palate was lightly bubbly. I expected a little more here, especially after the nice start.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Bouquet of hop greatness off the nose. Lots of citrus and plenty of pine. Taste is bitter citrus and pine. Some nice lemon and a hint of spice in there too. Very good. I would by this all the time if I could.