spencerchris (2) - - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
Light golden color with a delicious dry after taste. Nearly a perfect blend of hops and bitter happiness. Jwbeer (1) - Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2015 does not count
Really good Beer. !!!!!!!! HoppyChaz (1) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
One of my go to beers. Never disappoints. Good flavor and refreshing. Highly recommend! fmk2189 (1) - - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
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A very good beer, strong but not over powering one of my top 5 at the moment ALthebeerlover (1) - - APR 23, 2014 does not count
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
This beer is definitely named correctly. Its like a bar fight in your mouth. There is something rough and tumble about this beer that reminds is as sharp as it is sweet. Completely crisp and clean tasting without loss of flavor. Faint floral flavor and aroma with hints of something that reminds me of crisp sweet pears. Definitely worth the price and for all those looking for a cheap night with a high end beer it is a go to. (Get your mind out of the gutter) enjoy!
Bales (1) - north liberty, ICELAND - APR 15, 2013 does not count
Best New Belgium yet, love it.
any fan of an ipa will be impressed, i fell in love with it’s taste immediately. winto (35) - Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2014
nose: sawdust and varnish everywhere! well that brings back memories. wow. there’s notes of malty goodness [im thinking cracker jacks] but rather hidden.
palate: the woodiness is much less noticeable here. pretty sweet but super pleasant, caramelly but not cloying at all. the prickly carbonation counterpoints well and lifts everything into a spiked spicy cream soda/ginger ale float experience. i say yum. finish is more of the same as it trails off gracefully. mmmmm....
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Great beer, aromas of pine, citrus, and grass. Not very balanced, but the lingering bitterness works great for me. mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2013
This is an amazing showcase of hops. The aroma melds citrus, apricots, pineapple and spruce with the promise of sweet carmel malt. It never follows through on that promise; the unrelenting bitterness that replaces it is a multilayered hop experience. This beer gets back to IIPA’s origins, hop bomb. They don’t need to take the alcohol any higher than its 8.5%, because there’s not supposed to be any "balance." An exemplar of the style with hops that Vinnie hadn’t dreamed of when he started down this road. rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Standard New Belgium bottle with raised neck collar and the simple label. The pour was very clear, a touch more pale amber in shade than a typical DIPA. The head was one to two finger thick. The smell was mostly pine and grapefruit. The taste was quite bitter, with a burst of grapefruit, herbs, and spice right up front. This was a very dry, over the top, "west coast" style DIPA, and I always seem to like them for their singular purpose as a hop delivery vehicle. This was no exception. There was little no malt influence, alcohol burn, or pretense of complexity here. It was like drinking an enamel stripping, head clearing, tongue scraping, hop juice. If you like hops, you will love this. If you don’t like hops, why did you buy a DIPA. A hop bomb picked up at the neighborhood Kroger. My we have come a long way in this country, and I like that.