satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nose of pine and the lawn. appearance seems syrupy; mouthfeel defies it. flavor is of all hops all day long. solid for the style, the thing that sets it apart for me is that while the ABV nears the high side of the scale for the category, it comes across increasingly smooth.
commonshawn (1000) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at happy gnome. 10oz. Dark orange with good head and lacing. Grapefruit and hop aroma. Heavy pine grapefruit and alcohol. Finished slightly syrupy and sugar and leaves hop alcohol. Lots of flavor but wanted a tiny more depth and better body.
commonmac (1000) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Elevated in South Minneapolis. Poured into Moeder Lambic glass from Brussels. Slight haze running through a golden orange like colored IPA. Nose is definitely assertive. Tropical fruit and citrus notes. Taste follows along with the tropical fruit theme with a boozy presence looming throughout the sip. Nice bitterness balanced with a healthy dose of sugary sweetness. Pine and resin are felt. This one is a borderline double IPA and thatís probably why Iím such a big fan. A tip of my hat to you New Holland. This oneís good.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber into snifter. Clear copper body with a nice offwhite cream colored head thatís big and creamy and lacing. Aroma is nice and juicy and fresh: juicy citrus hops with a nice doughy cakey malt backbone. Very clean nice aroma. And, wow was I surprised with the flavor that followed. What happened here? A bit buttery, chemically, and just off. The hop profile is just weird and muted by the bizarrely off malt profile, or diactyl profile, or whatever is going on here. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: just a tease. Probably won;t finish this one.
Freaky_tiki (998) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vintage pours dark but has a thin oily cap that makes me think this may be slightly off. Looks more like a bitter than an ipa. Aroma is muted. The malts hit the tongue first & is followed by a strong slap of alcohol. Hops are muted & Iím thinking the balance is off here. Iím also thinking this bottle is off. Would love to try another vintage to see if my hunch is correct but living from Canada excludes me (unless yíall wanna do a swap).
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a clear medium copper with a one finger off-white head. Really good head retention but just ok lacing.
The aroma is a little weak on this one. A nice tropical fruit note with some tangerine and pineapple along with just a touch of grape. Maybe just a little bit of toast from the malt.
The flavor picks up more on these fruity characteristics and there is more Earth than in the aroma. A little dankness comes through too. Some caramel and toast from the malt along with a whiff of alcohol. A fairly thick mouthfeel along with a sticky finish.
Overall, a decent IIPA but it is still fairly run of the mill. Glad I picked it up but it is probably not something I would pick up again.
RickFifty (985) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color, tan head. Resin nose, caramel, tobacco, hint of grapefruit. Sweet taste, caramel, resin, fruity, moderate bitterness, hint of alcohol, citrus notes. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Tejas (973) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer. Sorta harsh alcohol flavor at first which I think might have fried my palate. Seemed to get considerably smoother and piney as things went along. Would like to try again.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer was a disappointment. I picked it up because of previous good experiences with New Holland beers and a love of DIPAís, but my reaction to the taste was the same as Homer Simpsonís after biting into a rice-cake:
Hello! Hello! Hello, taste? Where are you?
This beer just didnít really have much of a flavor, particularly for a DIPA. It started out well enough, with a nice amber-copper color and soapy head formation. Aroma was amiss - just sort of non-existent. Flavor was the same...very mellow maltiness and thatís about it. If I imagined really hard, I might have been able to detect some oxidation, but it certainly wasnít rampant. And unfortunately there was no date code on this beer to verify its age; however I thought a DIPA would stand up to time fairly well, particularly in the cooler at the liquor store.
I wasnít impressed with this beer, but Iíd be willing to give it another chance. I bought this bottle at Blacklick Liquor on Broad St in Columbus/Reynoldsburg/Blacklick.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relatively new to the Pittsburgh area, I have to admit, I liked it! Usually not a big fan of the imperials, but this beer had a nice balance to it. Initial taste is citrus, even hints of pine hops, middle full body and short bitter finish. Although the 9.4% abv is not on the taste, the warm imperial flavor does hit you. Not as hoppy as I prefer a double IPA. New Holland is coming out with some good brews!