BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017 hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden body with a thick white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus with just a touch of malty sweetness. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. The flavor is very well-balanced. Sweet caramel up front gives way to a grapefruit bite. A very smooth and drinkable pale ale.
Originally rated on 1/22/09. A different N.B. beer, funky but i kinda liked it. The pine aroma bordered on skunky but it was nice. Appearance was average with a mid yellow body, not much carbonation or head, but it did leave decent lace. Flavor of pine and an earthy malt base, nice balance, good aftertaste. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Bright amber color with a taller cream colored head. Nice fresh hop aroma. Pine and citrus mix well with just a hint of caramel in the background. Light sweetness in the front. Green hops tea with just a hint of malt. Fairly thin and nearly to the point of being watery. A light APA in my book. 3/10
vandc01 (416) - North Branch, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Found a bottle in the fridge. It’s over a year past the best by date of 6/15/14
Holds up pretty well for being so old.
chinchill (5025) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2015
12 oz bottle dated May 2011 served in pint glass (from notes)
Amber colored; clear even with trace sediment at bottom of bottle added; moderate but good lasting ivory head
S - fine fruity hops with malt background; would be higher if a bit stronger.
T - fruity hop mixture; caramel and pale malt, nicely balanced, although there’s a bitter hop hit in the finish. IBU = 34.
M - crisp, smooth and full; moderate/high carbonation. rdixon77 (2842) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Solid pale. Grassy, slightly citrus, low bitterness, NB yeast taste. Nothing wrong but nothing spectacular.
jookos (6821) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle (backlog). Amber, strong hoppy, grassy citrusy nose. Quite bitter, medium bodied. Smooth bitter finish. Very ok. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"another solid beer in the "regulars" of the NB line. lively but light hoppy aroma and flavor, with the honey sweetness coming out just enough - a little more in the flavor. great summer beer."
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with white head. Citrus and floral hop notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some sweetness and caramel malt. BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Nice tasting pale ale with that signature New Belgium yeast taste. Part of a variety pack. Might get again. Campy877 (189) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours a beautiful golden color with a fresh spring hop aroma. Taste is mostly an IPA however with a very strong aspirin finish. The company claims honey malt but I could barely taste any malt let alone honey.
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