Beergeek23322 (1730) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 2012. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas, with pine, citrus and malt. Caramel flavors with lots of pine and hops. Great beer!
sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from New Glarus, and another great IPA! A classic IPA through and through. This beer needs to be a year round beer!
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF pint glass.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a frothy and thick two finger off white head forming on the pour. It slowly recedes to a thin film and juicy collar.
S: Resiny and sticky hops are present upfront and there is a nice caramel and bready malt backing that is slightly sweet in nature.
T: The taste is not as fulfilling as the nose is. Mostly malt forward with some pale malts and slight bread roll sweetness. The is followed by a slightly grassy and light resin hop profile with a finish that is the same with a twinge of flower. Unfortunately the finish fades rather fast.
M: The body is surprising light and refreshing with a nice carbonation. The finish isn’t really all there though in terms of lingering taste.
O: This is a light and refreshing IPA, but I wish the flavor profile was a little more hop forward and a bit more vibrant. Still a very solid beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-30-2012
TheHOFF43 (1436) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keyport. Poured a reddish-brown with a nice, hoppy aroma. Flavor is good, fresh hops and is a very solid beer. New Glarus does it again.
jgb9348 (4294) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice rich copper coloured body with a glow of orange and even some peach colours with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright piney and resinous hops with a bit of malt noticeable and a hint of sweetness from fruits. Medium-bodied; Mildish hop notes with grassy and herbal flavours and a smooth maltiness that makes the beer go down very easily. No alcohol or assertive flavours at all, and almost no bitterness, including none from the hops at all. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer - drank almost as fresh as I could have had it, but without any hop notes and nothing tasting much like an IPA at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 03-September-2012.
joshwoodward (417) - - AUG 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a fantastic IPA. Great hoppiness, but balanced with a nice body, not over the top in any way.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass.
2.5 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. One finger of frothy/foamy off-white head. Retention is lacking for an IPA and no lacing is left.
4.5 S: This is super malty without being a big, syruppy type DIPA. Tons of caramel and even some toffee and toastiness. Floral and citrusy hops. Quite nice.
3.5 T: The malty complexity is still there, but it lacks depth in the taste. The caramel, toffee, and toastiness are closer to a tease than a focus. Floral and herbal hop flavor with the slightest citrusy tinge. Despite my complaints, it’s not bad.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I wish this had a bit more body and could use some more creaminess as well.
3.5 D: Decent beer that would be awesome if it tasted like it smelled.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-18-2012 16:54:18
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special shout-out to Jacob, a.k.a. “Sud Savant” for this little gem. Sadly, New Glarus is not distributed in Ohio Pours golden amber with an orange hue with a sticky, frothy and thick two finger off-white rocky head. It slowly recedes to a thin film and juicy collar. Loads of carbonation emanating from the bottom of the glass. Really nice looking beer.Resiny and sticky hops are present upfront and there is a nice caramel and bready malt backing that is slightly sweet in nature. Wonderful pine notes. Not overly done. A good amount of sweetness and malt. Good grass with limited citrus. Little acidity present in the nose. Relatively balanced.The taste is not as hop-forward as the nose. Mostly malt with some pale malts and slight bread roll sweetness, followed by a slightly grassy and light resin hop profile with a finish that is the same with a hint of flower touches of citrus zest Finish is short-lived.Typical of New Glarus. The body is light and refreshing with a nice carbonation. The finish isn’t really all there though in terms of lingering taste.The best way I can term this IPA is accessible. Perfect balance hops and slightly toasted malts. Finishes pretty dry. Hop-heads can probably pass on this one.
Slegar (24) - Green bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not really an IPA guy but I really like this. Almost like a hidden chocolate tone to it. Maybe some prunes or something in the back ground. Not Bitter, but hop flavor all over.
pellegjr (390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours clean copper w/ creamy reddish-hued head, spicy caramel and resin aroma, full oily malt with resiny bitterness throughout, juicy finish, very nice