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Old 08-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #1
Sep 2009
North Dakota
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This beer has renewed my faith in New Belgium brewing. This brew is so very hoppy with tons of columbus, ammarillo and simcoe. Its rediculous. Try it if u can

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:13 AM   #2
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Jul 2009
Keller, Texas
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I was at the brewery earlier this week and happily passed it up.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:39 AM   #3
Jun 2009
San Diego, CA
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Is that a collaboration with Alpine Brewing in California? (I see the + Alpine)

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Old 08-17-2012, 04:26 AM   #4
Jan 2012
Canton, ME
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I so miss living an hour from Fort Collins and having access to New Belgium beers. Can't even get 'em here.

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Old 08-17-2012, 02:59 PM   #6
Apr 2010
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I had it last week and thought it was terrible. There's almost no hop character besides columbus (slight nose of amarillo and simcoe, but is quickly overpowered by columbus). I had a tough time finishing it, but I paid $6 for the 12oz pour so I was at least going to get something from the alcohol.

(Warning, rant ahead)
I honestly dont understand the big obsession with columbus, it tastes so dirty and has such a strong and pungent amonia flavor/aroma. So many good IPAs are ruined by columbus. I mean, come on, 80% of the IPAs on the market use columbus, and you cant say that about any other hop. Why the big deal over a hop that tastes like a litterbox smells??


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Old 08-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
Aug 2011
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I agree, I use columbus exclusively for bittering. Theres so many better hops for flavor/aroma.

Still wouldn't pass up the chance to try another new Belgium beer although they dont make it out here unless FedEx brings me some.
bottled: belgian single, saison, Mocha porter, Kolsch, Imperial Pils, citrus/melon IPA.

primary: Man Land Shandy.

secondary: belgian tripel(forever)

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:22 PM   #8
May 2012
Morgantown, Wv
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cant believe one of my favorite breweries partnered with one of my least favorite.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #10
Feb 2011
Lakewood, Colorado
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Just tried it today and I love it, obsessed in how they got that much hop character in it but I suppose I like Columbus I guess! lol I think NB is the most overrated brewery in the country but this is a awesome colab!

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