BeerRenter76 (1029) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017 joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliantly clear with an egg shell white dense fluffy head. The aroma is rich with cascade’s citrus spice which mixes with the piney floral notes of the amarillo with underlying biscuit notes. The body is fairly light with slight creaminess. There is an initial hop hint as the beer enters the mouth but the malt soon lets its presence known with a slight caramel note to it which rounds into an appropriate level of bitterness for a pale ale. There is a lingering sticky bitterness. An overall very good example of the style however I think the bitterness dominates the taste a little more than it should.
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 (6262) - 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 (433) - 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 (5226) - 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 (2948) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Old rating. Solid pale. Grassy, slightly citrus, low bitterness, NB yeast taste. Nothing wrong but nothing spectacular.
jookos (6968) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle (backlog). Amber, strong hoppy, grassy citrusy nose. Quite bitter, medium bodied. Smooth bitter finish. Very ok. slowrunner77 (12591) - 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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