A Meaty Delight
This was my first time trying this beer. Sweet but its maltiness on the nose balanced with floral hops on the palate made this medium to full bodied pale ale one of my immediate favorites out of the New Belgium line-up. This is the beer that I feel you can taste the brewery in. Grilled meats, especially those with higher fat content, would be perfect pairings for this beer. For instance, a sausage, tri-tip sirloin, or flank steak. Something with substance. Don't waste your time (or dollars) grilling a tenderloin filet for this beer. For vegetarians, I would highly recommend pairing barbequed home-made seitan (fermented wheat gluten). And, never, overrate this beer's quaffability with pizza. Not overly hoppy, this beer would complement any late night pizza pie.