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RATINGS: 1679   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Are you a hopinista? Thank our Beer Rangers for inspiring (and begging for) this well-balanced Simcoe, Cascade and Chinook hopped IPA. 70 IBUs

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4.5
hopheadfed (6) - crown point, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2010 does not count
New Belgium has truly conqured NW Indiana. Wanted to hate this one. Fell in love instead. Damn you huffy riding hippies!

3.9
decaturstevo (6240) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Gold pour with white head and lace. Nice citrusy hop aroma. Sweet malt with a medium citrus bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

3.2
achtungpv (259) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Nice IPA. The hops want to come out but stay mild as if they know they were brewed for a bit more mainstream crowd. Good beer though. Light citrus tones, very drinkable. Wish it was a bit more hoppy though.

3.5
chadje (209) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 It pours a golden color with a very large white head. The smell is of hoppy floral and citrus scents, but not enough for my liking. It is a smooth IPA that doesn’ t have that good bitter hoppy aftertaste. An average IPA.

3.2
fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a pale copper with peach highlights and a 1-2 finger slightly chunky, off white head that has good retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is big on citrus and planty hops, a decent amont of pine, light biscuit and toasty malts. Flavor is slightly sweet cereal malts up front a little biscuit and light medicinal notes up front (think Tylenol), quickly overrun by grapefruit, pine, planty hops bringing some nice bitterness to the finish, along with the odd, grainy note that I seem to catch in almost all New Belgium brews. Palate is light bodied, pretty dry and crisp throughout and pretty over carbonated. Not a bad IPA, but it’s a little off in a couple areas.

4.2
nuplastikk (6216) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Pale yellow-orange color a frothy white head. Very nice hop aroma, lots of citrus. Clean on the palate and medium bodied, this one still manages to pack a hop punch that might outclass some IIPAs out there. Hop-centric all the way, no sticky malt tones to speak of, just a steady toasty backbone. An awesome beer, well worth seeking out.

3.9
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle from Red Barrel in Mooresville, a true diamond in the rough. Pours crystal clear pale golden with large foaming light beige head. Nose is fresh citrus hops and very enticing. Flavor is a very decent, moderate citrus hop punch that is slightly carbonated and pleasantly smooth. Not lacking in flavor at all, slightly dry and earthy. Good flavor from start to finish and pairs excellently with my cajun shrimp jambalaya this evening. (On a side note, I am exstatic to finally be rating by phone...loving my new Samsung Moment!)

3.5
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Pours a nice medium coppery hue, forms decent size foamy head. Aroma of pine resins, light malted flowers and tropical fruits. Flavour is much of the same, nice bitterness with a rather smooth malt back bone. NB really got it right with this beer, my fave from them so far.

3.4
JesusPooped (40) - Bay View, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2010
12oz. As a regular I/IIPA drinker, I was a bit skeptical of how enjoyable this drink would be. Pours a light golden almost the color of a light beer. I was pretty excited to see they used simcoe hops in this brew and it is apparent right away once you sniff this beer. Some dank and earthy hops with some grapefruit citrus. Taste is a bit mild, but very well balanced. Would not guess that this has 70 IBU’s with the mild bitterness presented. Thumbs up to New Belgium for making a pretty balanced IPA. Would love to see an Imperial IPA in the future.

3.5
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Deep orange pour with a foamy head. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus hops, with hints of malt. Flavor is a bit bitter. Good.


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