KajII's Album: Tasting Pics, Ratings, Reviews 20?? - 2015

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New Belgium "Snow Day"
New Belgium Brewing Company - Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Black IPA (ABV 6.2%)

[Best served ina Tulip glass]

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 11/20

The pour was a very dark ruby reddish brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) foamy beige head that retained itself for a good long time while producing some excellent sheets of sticky lacing.

The aroma was extremely strong of piney hops, a grain malt and a woody yeast with notes of citrus, caramel, mild chocolate and a strong odor of pine needles.

It tasted mildly bitter and a bit malty with a hint of spices and caramel from the start to the finish with a very strong hoppy pine presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a little while after the swallow leaving behind a lingering woody pine taste.

Mouthfeel was just a shade light of medium in body and dry in texture with the carbonation being rather soft.

Overall a brew with lots of malty pine flavor. If they were going for a beer that tasted like a Christmas tree, they hit the nail on the head with this one.