brenn79 (1559) - Idaho, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle- Pours mostly clear amber with a nice fluffy white head that mostly sticks around. Aroma is nice, typical New Belgium hops, I totally smell Rampant in this, which is a good thing, i love that beer, tropical fruity, pine, some sweetness. Taste is the same, they must use the same hop profile in each of these, nice tropical fruitiness, mellow yet assertive bitterness, sweet well integrated malt. Much better than I was expecting, for some reason I thought this would be boring.
poisoneddwarf (1744) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from a case bought at work. Aroma is piney, earthy hops--smells pretty fresh. Pours clear copper with a thick cream-colored head with excellent retention, leaving curtains of lace. Taste is biscuity, earthy, wet river rock. Light bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation. A very good straight pale ale, but I’m not sure why they put it out as an autumn seasonal. Seems like a late spring/early summer type of beer to me.
rangerred (949) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear dark copper with a half finger off white head. Average lacing and head retention.
Aroma is very biscuity with heavy touches of pine. Caramel and toffee as well. There is a very good balance between malt and hops.
Flavor is very similar to the aroma. Lots of earth and pine backed up by biscuit malt. More toast and caramel with some lingering pine. Bitterness is just moderate with lingering sweetness.
Overall, a nice if slightly unimpressive beer. Malty and toasty but I’ve had better from New Belgium.
csaso (1444) - Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, dark clear copper color, moderate citrus hop aroma and flavor, balanced well with toasty malts, not bad overall but missing a little "pop"
RobertDale (3663) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml. bottle. Pours golden brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is citrus, malt, pine, and caramel. Nothing bad, nothing outstanding.
target242 (11) - USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cascade and Amarillo Hops; dominate too much as to render too bitter for my palate.
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Westmeister (1806) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like most New Belgium beers its good but not great. The use of hops created light citrus and earthy notes; subtle and easy drinking pale, but otherwise unremarkable.
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Herbal hops, subtle spice; cinnamon or allspice kind of thing? Bread crust-like malt.
Flavor: Spicy, herbal hops, and sweet, light caramel malt. Moderate bitterness. Toasty aftertaste. Not really any fruity hop character.
loubar (51) - Los Gatos, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Liquid Bread Gastropub, Campbell CA. Really enjoyed this sessionable brew but, I must say, it tasted more like a lager than an ale. The nose of floral hops is prominent. However, on the palate, the light, floral hops taste is moderated by a bready malt base very reminiscent of a Munich style lager. Not earth shattering but very drinkable and satisfying.
emacgee (4112) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean and sharp golden blond pour with two fingers of white head. Citrusy and woody with a nice biscuity malt profile and clean finish.