Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017 RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very hazy dark copper with a dense one finger head. The foam settles very slowly to a thick cap that leaves behind a solid sheeting of lace.
Smell; mild citrus and pine, with a bit of some sweet malts and cardboard. Unfortunately I think this bottle may be a little past it’s prime, at least I hope so.
Taste; as with the aroma, a bit of some pney and citric hops with a fairly solid malt backbone, but it’s all really hurt by a nagging cardboard/oxidized flavor. I can see how this would be a pretty good beer when it’s fresh, but this bottle is definitely past it’s prime. I had to trade to get this bottle, and I hope that I can have a chance to try this again, but a bit more fresh than this one.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a very smooth carbonation, and the drinkability is good despite the oxidation.
From Oct 2007
I got this in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks John!
This pours from 12oz bottle a hazy deep amber with a thick head of foam with lots of lacing. The foam subsides after a few minutes but there's still a fine layer left as I get closer to the bottom of my glass.
The smell is a nice mix of caramel malt and citrus hops.
The taste has a very good caramel malt flavour up front..very nice. That's followed by some hops..some grass and some citrus and a touch of dark fruit. The hops aren't overpowering at all and that's fine by me as there are plenty of American IPAs that give you that real hop punch. This is nice and tasty and smooth. It has a fairly thick mouthfeel and the carbonation is fairly light as well. It finishes with a nice balance of malt and hops. I like this son of a gun! Thanks a bunch John for sending this one my way! wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 2/18/12 from a capped 12oz bottle. Pours hazy golden copper with a thick beige head that leaves average lace. The nose is soapy resin and lemon pith hops with some cereal malt. The flavor is nicely bitter with tons of citrus peel and the same light cereal malt from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long bitter citrus hops finish. slowrunner77 (13203) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"surprisingly the weakest offering of the 9 NG beers I’ve had to date, with IPA being one of my favorite styles. The beer was nicely balanced, and still tasty, but the hop presence is way too understated and the caramel malt too prominent, in both the flavor and aroma. Citrusy hops are barely there - for balance, but not up front. More like a pale." TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Rated from notes: Aroma is floral, with a bit of pine. Citrus follows on the palate, with some grassy notes. Slight toffee finish. GarrettB (1690) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
April 20th, 2012 - There’s nothing finer than a brew that packs a walloping hop flavor in a flurry of other heady tastes and notes. New Glarus’ Hop Hearty hits this very mark, bundling huge hops with boisterous fruity flavors to make a powerful one-sip-at-a-time style drink. The aroma is a bold combination of strawberries, passion fruit and pepper, surfing on a leafy bed of hop cones and resin, while the flavor is milder, and stuffed with the light sugary notes of cotton candy, bubble gum, and a mild ruby red grapefruit. This is marketed as an IPA, but it’s nothing like the scathing, high number IBU brews that are making their way around hop head circles. This is heavy in a different way, sporting tons of sugars and sweets, all of it well balanced and naturally sweet. And that’s another piece of evidence that New Glarus does great work across the style board.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2013
January 2012. Bottle. Amber color with a white head. Hoppy aromas, with pine, citrus and malt. Caramel flavors with lots of pine and hops. Great beer! sdnorthrop1 (9) - - NOV 6, 2012 does not count
Another great beer from New Glarus, and another great IPA! A classic IPA through and through. This beer needs to be a year round beer! Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2012
12 oz. bottle served in a FFF pint glass.
A: Pours a solid amber color with a frothy and thick two finger off white head forming on the pour. It slowly recedes to a thin film and juicy collar.
S: Resiny and sticky hops are present upfront and there is a nice caramel and bready malt backing that is slightly sweet in nature.
T: The taste is not as fulfilling as the nose is. Mostly malt forward with some pale malts and slight bread roll sweetness. The is followed by a slightly grassy and light resin hop profile with a finish that is the same with a twinge of flower. Unfortunately the finish fades rather fast.
M: The body is surprising light and refreshing with a nice carbonation. The finish isn’t really all there though in terms of lingering taste.
O: This is a light and refreshing IPA, but I wish the flavor profile was a little more hop forward and a bit more vibrant. Still a very solid beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-30-2012 TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle from Keyport. Poured a reddish-brown with a nice, hoppy aroma. Flavor is good, fresh hops and is a very solid beer. New Glarus does it again. jgb9348 (6579) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Nice rich copper coloured body with a glow of orange and even some peach colours with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright piney and resinous hops with a bit of malt noticeable and a hint of sweetness from fruits. Medium-bodied; Mildish hop notes with grassy and herbal flavours and a smooth maltiness that makes the beer go down very easily. No alcohol or assertive flavours at all, and almost no bitterness, including none from the hops at all. Overall, a pretty disappointing beer - drank almost as fresh as I could have had it, but without any hop notes and nothing tasting much like an IPA at all. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Ridgeview Liqour in Green Bay, Wisconsin on 29-July-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 03-September-2012.