cmc619 (501) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Gold beer with a super-creamy, thick, white head. Aroma is mosty rich pine, with some citrus underneath. Flavor is pretty well balanced. Reasonably bitter. Spike of sweetness in the middle of the taste. Finish is dry and pretty hopped-up, and maybe a bit too sticky. ryanfolty (2574) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Date: July 14, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Hooters, Brookfield, WI Appearance: Translucent golden with medium amount of head. Aroma: Citrus and hops. Flavor: Consistent with aroma and slightly carbonated. Other: A decent brew, but not great either. WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap. Pours amber with a nice head. First impression is hoppy with undertones of grapefruit. I like it! TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
12 oz bottle. Crystal clear pink gold with a fluffy white head. Nose of catty hops and toffee with a touch of musty grass. Taste is citrus, grass and bitter pith. Kind of nondescript but a decent session IPA appropriate for a summer evening in Aspen. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Sea foam-like head leaves behind nice and sticky lace patterns. The beer is bright, clear and golden. On the tongue, it feels crisp up front and smooth toward the finish. Cascade, Chinook and Simcoe provide a bouquet of flowers, grass, citrus, herbs and woody resin. Balancing out the hops is a solid malt backbone with hints of toast, biscuits, nuts, hay, toffee and multigrain crackers, with a slight nip of rock candy-like sweetness at its core. Healthy bitterness but not puckering. Even though the beer contains 70 IBUs and 6.5 percent ABV, it’s pretty balanced and easy to drink. I don’t think the folks at New Belgium knew how popular this beer would become. When I tasted it when it was first released, I knew it would do well. And, in time, I’m sure it will usurp Fat Tire.
clevelandbruno (58) - Half Moon Bay, California, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The olive green and dookie brown lable detered me for the longest till I actually tried it and I was amazed. It’s for sure one of my top IPA’s that I enjoy drinking. This is not for the weak but for those of us who enjoy quality, you won’t regret it. 574deadzone (1419) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
This is a solid, easy to drink IPA. Golden pour into a New Belgium goblet, the fragrant, citrusy northwest hop aromas hit right away. A fair portion of hop bitterness without too much balance, so no real concession to the non-hopheads. I’ve seen better looking beers, and it seemed a little light on the body for my personal preferences. Regardless, at 6.5% ABV this is a quality rendition of the style at a pretty reasonable price. Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle 355mljtd6628 (362) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Pours clear golden with a creamy off-wite head. Aroma has notes of malt, citrus and grape hops. Taste is light sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long fruity bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Seldom find my self buying any other beer from this brewery because they got this one so right. onceblind (9859) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2011
On tap at New Belgium Brewery. Dark gold with a medium laceful head. Very resinous aroma, pine, some grapefruit, but definitely piney. Hops are both bittering and flavorful. Pretty intense brew for 70 IBU. Very resinous and piney with some floral flavors shining through. Quite hoptastic. Just too imbalanced for me to really enjoy.