SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Deep red pour with great lacing and spritzy carbonation. Lots of rose petal and tangerine in the nose. The body seems out of whack - with an initial sour, bitterness that is almost overwhelming. The bitterness is followed by creamy diacetyl that is enjoyable, but for only a little while. This becomes real buttery in the finish and is almost undrinkable. Need to try again. MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Pours a hazy copper/brown color w/ a nice white head and some good lacing. Smells of grass and citrus hop with some nice carmel malt backbone. Palate has a fairly avg coating and some nice light oily sence. Flavor is great, I can drink a ton of this, almsot like a session. Lots of carmel balanced against a nice citrus and light grass hop.
A very sweet IPA as far as IPA’s go.
Good stuff. beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2006 (02.05.06) 12 oz bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Clear dark orange hued beer having a small white head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt and hop aromas. Medium bodied that starts with light malt sweetness and light hop/citrus (grapefruit) flavors. Hop bitterness intensifies in the middle. Finishes with tongue-scrubbing medium hop bitterness intensity. A very bitter beer, particularly towards the finish. Could use a firmer malt foundation to support the hop bitterness. This is, however, a good drinkable bitter ale. The oak-aged version is tastier. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Copperish orange in color with a white head. The noise was very hoppy. Nice rich taste for an IPA. I have never been a fan of IPA’s but this one was very good. I wish I could get more new holland brews but I live in South Dakota raymow (1700) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Nice reddish orange color and typical hoppy IPA aroma and flavor but it’s not overly hoppy like many IPA’s are these days. Very enjoyable.
blankboy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy dark golden-orange with a large lasting foamy white head. Nice lacing. Very pleasant hoppy aroma and flavour with just enough malt to give it a nice balance. These Centennial hops are beginning to be a favourite of mine. It’s not as hoppy as they warn but it’s still a very good IPA. BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Copper colored and somewhat hazy with a medium sized white head. Aroma is both hoppy and toasty. Flavor has good hop bitterness, and is pretty well balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth with some carbonation. Overall a pretty good IPA, but not among my favorites. HogTownHarry (7062) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, my bottle, courtesy of my friend Dave B. Poured hazy deep orange, plentiful tiny bubble columns, creamy-foamy off-white lasting head, great lacing. Aroma strongly of sharp evergreen hops, sweet citrus hops, light malt backbone and a hint of lactose - very nice. Taste of citrus and resin hops mostly balanced by mild malt, a long pleasantly bitter finish. Mouthfeel dry, astringent and lively - overall a very drinkable high-IBU brew Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2006
Bottle, shared with hogtown harry and blankboy. My first brew from this brewery and our 1st of 2 centennial hop themed beers of the night. Dark yellow, big white head. Big hops in aroma. Big hop taste, pine like, long and lingering. What I am learning about Centennial, to me at least is that they are big and noticeable, but not sharp and overpowering. They almost become soft in the mouth and don’t hit the back of your throat or the roof of your mouth. Still formidable, just easy to balance, and this beer does it tremendously. Thin foamy mouthfeel is perfect for this tasty session brew. Nice job New Holland. AcctError21000 (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2006
This beer offers a strong aroma of hops. The bronze colored solution is hard to find under the explosion of foam that produces a gargantuan head. The beer to head ratio is ridiculous: about an ounce of beer produces a head that ascends to the rim of the glass. This is the foamiest beer I have ever seen. It foams in the bottle, the glass, and in the mouth. After the foam subsides in the mouth the palate is introduced to thick hoppy solution that has a hint of grapefruit lingering in the background.