bigguns22 (682) - Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good ipa that has a the basics you look for in a ipa. Floral,citrus and pine aromas and flavors. Just a very good standard ipa that you could drink year round.
MeisterD99 (27) - Lansing, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Light amber. Small white head. The hopping on this IPA is more pine than citrus. This is actually a nice change as most IPAs seem to head towards grapefruit. The best beer in New Belguim’s stable. Blows Fat Tire out of the water.
beerbaaron (1259) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber with a great frothy off-white head. Nicely hopped. Fruity. Citrus. Little spicy, some grass and light pine. Just enough malt. Dry. Quite bitter but not harsh. Smooth medium body. Plenty of character. Well made.
bpatrick01 (6) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pine and earthy grass aroma. Off white average, never diminishing head. Straw in color. Good lacing. Full body. Earthy assertive bitterness initially. Finishing with strong hop flavor which has above average lingering affect. As with most craft beers it is most likely better on draft.
fishonmyplane (446) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light colored and transparent for an IPA. Very earthy with grassy, spruce and pine flavors. Medium bitterness, good balance.
a_sully (146) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is grass. Taste is effervescent with tastes of grass and powerful taste of hops.
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DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster at brewery. Pours golden with a thin white head. A bit of floral on the nose. Some toasted pine cone on the tongue. Finishes clean. It’s like drinking the Tour de Fall at 3/4 strength.
Davros (1948) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with a small head.
Nose shows pineapple, super spicy hops, green pepper and a little sweet clean malt. Really interesting.
More green pepper and spicy, herbal hops as flavours. Nicely balanced by sweet clean malt.
dbhenry (125) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This IPA, like most of New Belgium ales, has a very nice aroma. The hops are aggressive and quite flavorful. Very light in color, with a nice head, this ale is a good IPA.
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is clear golden, with a fine bubbled white head into this glass. It retains fairly well, with sticky lacing presence here. The nose is earthy, grassy hops, with caramel presence and minerals here. The flavor profile is bittering , earthy, moving to the grass, light citrus, caramel notes near the finish - it’s a touch dry at the finish line I suppose. For what it’s worth, it’s one of those IPA’s that does the job but doesn’t impress in any way. It works though.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can at Saana Animal Kingdom. Poured a clear medium density golden body under an average sized bright white frothy head. Aroma of rotting oranges, wet bread, floral hops, honey topped bread crusts. Fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a creamy finish. Flavor of citrus rind, hop cones, dough, grass, dry orange peel. Pretty good.