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New Belgium The Trip XVIII (El Dorado Fresh Hop IPA)

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Fresh Hop IPA brewed with El Dorado and Cascade hops


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
24 oz. bomber. Appearance: Two fingers of soapy white head, lasts a decent amount, light cloudy, golden orange, Aroma: floral, grapefruit, caramel, light fruit. Palate: thin body, dry and bitter lasting finish, sticky texture, average carbonation. Taste: light sweetness, heavy bitterness. Overall, balance is not too great and palate is a bit too dry/sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (11284) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
On tap @ Killarney’s Riverside. Slightly hazed orange pour with a white head. Nose is apple, orange, and some grapefruit. Fair amount of caramel and some bready malt, too. A bit grassy. The flavor is a bit sweet and caramel heavy. Some apple, orange, and biscuit. A hint of grapefruit and pine. Really grassy, too. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, biscuit, and bread into lots of pine, resin, hints of grapefruit, slight earthy notes into some fruit, sweet orange marmalade as well. Taste is a mix of sweet caramel, orange and grapefruit, hints of bitter pine, grass, and resinous notes, slight earth, spice in there, finishing bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. Bright amber color with lasting ivory head. Nice floral, spicy perfumed hop aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Floral, pine hoppy flavors with a lightly sweet, grainy pale malt base___good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1743) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is faintly citrusy, doughy. Pours hazy cantaloupe with a nice off-white head with excellent retention; lace curtains the glass after it finally recedes. Taste is lightly sweet with a restrained bitterness. Citrusy, peachy, cotton candy, fresh and crisp. Body is relatively light, creamy mouthfeel. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours translucent gold with a slight white head. Aroma is very fruity. Even tropical notes. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is fruity, maybe even mango, with some firm caramel and hints of citrus/earth. Pretty tasty. It’s not burning bitter, but it’s bitter. Hoppy finish. Good drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (210) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Cloudy golden in color. It has a thick, frothy head with constallation lacing. Citrus and orange peel in the aroma. I love the aroma even though there is a sweaty sock smell. There is a bitter finish. Thin on the palate. Full bodied beer with a heavy carbonation. There is a strong hoppy flavor. This is well put together beer. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brenn79 (1557) - Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
22 oz bottle, thanks Anderson01- Pours hazy golden with a creamy bone white one finger head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, citrusy, somewhat dank, needles, sweet malt. The taste is a little less hoppy, but still a hop bomb, the sweet malt is more there, but still light and refreshing, peaches and other tropical fruits are there. Body is medium and carbonation is medium to kind of soft.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (971) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours a medium orange with a one finger white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus (grapefruit and tangelos) resiny pine, dank hops, tropical fruits, and some sweet malts. Taste is similar with the addition of some spicy hops notes, grassy notes, and pear flavors. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, well balanced, medium-long finish. Overall, a very nice fresh hop IPA that is well balanced enough to really let the El Dorado and Cascade hops shine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear light amber with an off white head and some lacing. Aroma of flowers, citrus, pine, caramel and bubble gum. Flavor is malty, fruity esters medium bitter hops and light dry alcohol. Medium body with a soft mouth feel. Good IPA.


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