rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A smooth well balanced IPA. Hints of floral and pine. Nice amber color. It has a nice citrus and hop flavor to the taste the strike the right balance. The hops don’t overwhelm the taste of the beer or make your mouth become dried out. I can drink this beer year round and hope New Glarus decides to make this a year round release.
TXBadger (1394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated from notes: Aroma is floral, with a bit of pine. Citrus follows on the palate, with some grassy notes. Slight toffee finish.
GarrettB (1039) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 20th, 2012 - There’s nothing finer than a brew that packs a walloping hop flavor in a flurry of other heady tastes and notes. New Glarus’ Hop Hearty hits this very mark, bundling huge hops with boisterous fruity flavors to make a powerful one-sip-at-a-time style drink. The aroma is a bold combination of strawberries, passion fruit and pepper, surfing on a leafy bed of hop cones and resin, while the flavor is milder, and stuffed with the light sugary notes of cotton candy, bubble gum, and a mild ruby red grapefruit. This is marketed as an IPA, but it’s nothing like the scathing, high number IBU brews that are making their way around hop head circles. This is heavy in a different way, sporting tons of sugars and sweets, all of it well balanced and naturally sweet. And that’s another piece of evidence that New Glarus does great work across the style board.
Beergeek23322 (2272) - 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 (1752) - Robbinsdale, 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 (4740) - 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 (566) - - 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 (783) - 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.