3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Consumed today. Best by 7/9/10. [A] Pungent piney, earthy, citrus notes over a sweet pale, biscuity and caramel malt aroma. Smells like a Fat Tire with some dank hops. Or something. [A] Clear golden pour, with a bubbly body and white head, kind of recedes into an island atop my brew. Fuzzy lacing. [F] Flavor follows smell pretty closely. Piney, earthy, zesty citrus hops. Bitter is actually quite nice. The malt is mild here under the hops, with a pale and slightly caramel taste. [P] Thin to mild bodied. Appropriate carbonation. The hop bitter is impressive enough to appreciate. And keep my interest through a 6-pack. Not my first choice for a session, but a bomber was enjoyable, and I probably could do more. [O] If this is as "micro" as your local 2AM liquor store goes, or the only bomber you can afford when you need a hop fix, by all means, grab THIS. It satisfies, but does not exceed. I’m sure there are better things you could fit into $4-9. A solid offering either way @ 6.5 and 70 IBUs. Could stand to be a little maltier. Definitely a repeat at the right place & time. I’ll give this one some props for $2.99+.
rederic (2984) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle, amber-gold color, with a frothy pillowy white head, with a mild earthy floral resiny, piney, cedary, leafy hoppy nose, with a coniferous bark tree, light tobacco leaf, mint leaf, lemon, grapefruit rind accent, and a subtle pale, toasted malt, lemon pie, tea leaf note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with light toasted, caramel, pale malt, nice flowery resiny, piney, coniferous, leafy, citrus hoppy character, with some spicy, spritzy lemon, grapefruit, lime peel, lemon marmalade, faint lemon pie, young tobacco leaf, subtle toffeeish flavours, leading towards a zesty lemon, lime, grapefruit rind, good lingering leafy, piney, cedary, coniferous, citrus hop bitterness finish.
elbernays (536) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from publix supermarket orlando. Pours clearish amber with white foam head. Citrus pine nose. Nice balance between caramel malts. Medium bitterness. Nicely carbonated. Lovely.
KamGoPro (90) - Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh leafy aroma. Roasted nutty start and finish with plenty of leafy bitterness that doesnt over power anything. Great flavor!
andrepintado (1463) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear gold color. Thin to medium head. Balanced taste. Aroma is grassy, piny, hoppy.
Salmoniform (823) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap to glass. Golden hue with creamy white head that settled. Aroma is grapefruit, melon, pine, grassy. Taste is dry sweet with a nice hop bitterness following. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium body and zesty carbonation. Overall this is a good brew.
TheJestersBeer (2112) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg @ Tarantula Billiard, Denver.
Deep gold, white head.
Hoppy, fruity aroma, saffron (!), resin, grapefruit, grass.
Dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Hoppy, resiny taste, caramel, orange peel, spruce, apricot, grass, malt. And the saffron from the aroma - there’s loads of it!
Quite good and sessionable. (2014-10-04)
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
for an everyday drinker, they hit the nail on the head with this one...fresh pine and floral hops in the nose, light bodied but ridiculously easy drinking. flavor is nice balance of malt and hops, with a bittersweet finish. great session beer. NBs best beer in 12 oz bottles? label says 70 ibu."
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 (1278) - 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.