durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from A Southern Season. Great price. Pours orange/amber, hazy with a big off-white head that grows out of the glass. Nose is grassy and citrusy hops with bitter and spicy notes. Tastes refreshing but thin in flavor and palate.
strongpieman (1574) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Orange / amber color with decent head. Nice hoppy & spice aroma, some sweetness moderates the bitterness from the IPA. A complex style and I enjoyed.
demitriustown (1112) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber: Aroma has got a nice hop texture, yeasty, orange, and a light spice note. Appearance is a cloudy orange with a thick white head that lingers. Taste is like a hoppy belgian ale, somewhat dry on the aftertaste. Medium to light mouthfeel. Overall, Decent stuff I would drink this one again. Cheers!
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If nothing else, NH definitely got the name for this beer correct. It’s definitely a "Farmhouse IPA". Problem is, it’s not all that farmy, and, much like Mad Hatter, the IPA base isn’t all that good. Super carbonated and looks lovely in the glass. Bitter with a touch of tart. Lots of citrus and pine. Thin - I wish this beer was much bigger. Boozy smell is not great.
Hair6a11 (1416) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with an overly carbonated, pillow top off white head that retains on the average side, I suppose into this tulip. Sticky cobwebs are present as lacing as well.The nose is lemons and grassy h ops, a touch of tropical fruits, and there is an earthy quality present here as well. The flavor profile shares those qualities, yet it is also bitter initially, and it finishes quite dry on the tongue. Almost annoyingly so - Anyway - this wasn’t bad by any means
GT2 (9170) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Possibly the best beer ever brewed by New Holland- either intentionally or unintentionally Brett infected with great dryness and complexity.
Pours significantly better than the other beers on tap today with a massive, rocky beige head that leaves full sheets of lace. Nose is sugary peach, fresh tangerine, and a good wallop of fresh spearmint. Floral Brett and sweaty funk come through in the nose. Taste is very dry and extremely effervescent with sharp cedar and mild acid. Full doughy malt and biscuit comes in the background for malt backbone. Excellent stuff. Sort of like an Orval clone.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Variegated golden color, huge tan head, solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of pineapple > citrus. Taste is bitter pine resin. Interesting.
Nickls (1920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dirty copper brown, thin eggshell head. Funky and hoppy earth aromas. Nicely bitter, touch of leather and Brett, hay as well. Lighter to medium body. Orval clone?
italianjohn (2435) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden orange pour thin off white head light lacing.... aroma of fruity and spicy saison yeast, peppery and herbal with a floral and funky hop .... taste is sweet and fruity with a spicy hop bite little citrusy and tart with lemon and a spicy dry finish .... not a bad brew abv hidden well
jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great beer. Smell is pleasant. Color is darker than most Belgians, a copper. Taste start fruity and carbonated and finishes with a balanced bitterness.