DocLock (7744) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BBB63 for this one. Pours deep straw/amber with a nice head and very good lacing. Aroma of malt, hopcit, florals, slight spice and fruit. Tastes hoppy, woth some finishing fruit and florals. Pretty good balance and a nice complexity. Not bad.
Beaver (1274) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper-orange with a monstrous fluffy off-white head that retains well and shows some lacing.
Its aroma is biscuity caramel malt and grassy floral hops with some citrus and pepper.
The flavor is sweet (almost candy-like) caramel malts, with some biscuit and a mild bitter finish. The bitterness in the aftertaste and finish comes out a little more as it warms. A little on the thin side.
Overall, a little too sweet for me, although it got better as it warmed. Not much of the classic English PA hoppiness.
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An amber beer with a small disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with some notes of alcohol. While the flavor is sweet malty with a hoppy end. But the body is thin.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Rich golden to light amber color. Decent head of relatively standard duration. Cedary pine-like hop aroma with yeasty bread mixed in for good measure. Average hop content of a variety I can’t put my finger on. Seems stronger in alcohol than 5%. An OK session beer that does not overwhelm.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2004
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Orange colored, foamy off-white head. Sweet and somewhat cloying aroma of fruit and hops with tones of asparagus (!) Also asparagus in the flavor with little hops and tones of soil (!!) Thin body and finish. What the hell went wrong with this one Great Divide?!?
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled: Light amber coloured. Light beige head. Very malty aroma. Some sweetness and fruit is there. Buttery and sweet in the flavour. Is ligth hopped which leads into a light bitterness in the end. An average beer, thats not offending anyone. Even great brewers makes beers, that are less than divine.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some hops and aspargus(!) in the nose. Golden body, small white head. It also tastes of asaprgus and dirt. Bad one...
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice Light reddish color. Light hop notes in the aroma more of a malty nose. Taste has marginal hop flavor, a light buttery malt base stays until the end. Slightly bitter and somewhat clean. An uninspiring beer.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
T’ain’t bad but ain’t nuffin to git all excited about. Would drink it if it was free. Might think that comment is completely dissmissive, but if you were to find that I routinely turn down crappy free beers you will see it’s not. A bit thin and all, but okay.
BBB63 (5967) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (At a sports bar of all places): Golden hue with nice long lasting head and above average lace. The aroma is mildly hoppy with some pine leaf and grapefruit notes on top of a subdued roasted bready malts. Light apple and pear notes too. The taste is clean and simple, not complex but sure is enough there to satisfy. Smooth bitter finish kept me interested. The feel is lively, clean and crisp. What you would expect from an Pale Ale. A hybrid between an American and English styled Pale Ale. Yummy and refreshing. Now, what to do with that bottle already in my frig...drink it I guess.