Bill Becker (1778) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2017 ajnepple (7065) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a bright amber color and clear with a big off-white head that sticks on the glass. Aroma is floral hops, light caramel malts, wildflowers. Medium body with a crisp feel and average carbonation. The flavor is herbal and citrus hops, toasted malts, light bread and light mint. Nice balance and drinkability. Probably my favorite regular FCB beer.
From Sep 2007
This pours from 12oz bottle a clear gold with lots of bubbles and a huge billowy head of foam with lots of lacing.
The smell is hoppy with big grapefruit and floral notes
The taste has loads of floral hops up front with a very good malty flavour lingering in the background. At times, the hops impart a really bitter flavour, at other times the malt somewhat balances out the hops..strange. Strange but very tasty. It finishes bitter, the mouthfeel is light and the carbo, well, it's less noticeable in the taste than I expected. Must be the Sam Adams glass working its magic on the initial pour. ;^)
I'm close to finishing my glass and all the flavours seemed to have mellowed some but in a good way. Pretty drinkable and certainly a better IPA than some I've tried.
Note to self: Get a Growler next time I'm in Ft Collins. The draft version is better on all counts.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a clear golden yellow w/fizzy head. Aromas of fruity hops and citrus. Smooth hoppy taste with citrus and pine tail. tsd08460 (1242) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2016
Aroma: floral, hay,
Appearance: clear golden with a huge white head. UUUGE!
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, lively carbonation,, bitter finish
Decent Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 25, 2016
This bottle was a good three or four months old when I drank it, but **** it was an unmitigated disaster. It had NO IPA characteristics - it was like a bad nut brown ale. Like somebody left a New Glarus Fat Squirrel in the sun and then spit some chew after drinking pink lemonade. Not a fan at all. kevinator (2718) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Pretty average for a competitive category. Aromas and Flavors are floral with a slight bitterness that lasts. Good balance with a medium weight but not very attractive. Too light.
jmohno (1662) - Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Pours a hazed light brown orange.Yeast sediment. Aromas of overripe fruits, sweet caramel/ toffee, bready/ yeasty, some spices. Haven’t had this in a long time. Seems on the aged side. Decent OK IPA. r464 (2370) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Medium amber in color with a whitish head that faded quickly. Floral hops, citrus zest, and a slight malt base. The finish is odd and ends hastily. Not bad, not a standout. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and floral hops. Caramel malts add modest sweetness to the taste. More malt balance than overt hop bitterness, thinking here of an English pale ale. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a short lived finish. N3lson1 (1010) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Drank in a nonic glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle. Floral aromas with a sawdust aroma I usually only get from berliner and/or sours. Pours a reddish, hazy color with nice beautiful fluffly head. Crisp initial taste, with the middle being that sour sawdust taste, ending in hops. I was hoping for better from FCB but I’m not an IPA person. nuplastikk (6453) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 21, 2015
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-orange bay. Big, frothy off-white head. The aroma is pleasant, mild lemon and grapefruit tones. An enjoyable IPA, a touch antiquated for 2015. Kind of a classic quality US example. Some English tendencies, but with a respectably bold hop profile too. OK.