VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours a copper-red color with a thin whitish head. Aroma is of spicy hops and a mild amount of malt. Flavor is just about all hops and bitterness. Finish is bitter with a slight amount of sweetness at th end.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautifully bright copper color, medium sized foamy creamed cap of ivory hue sits briefly, moderately laced with thin patchy sheets. Keeps some thinner foam on top along with a foamy collar pretty much the entire glass. Aroma has a dry leafy/wood hoppyness, touches of peach and orange, toasty, raw breadish malt backing. Flavors are about the same, little more of a malt sided pale with a dull sweetness of toasty bread and a somber caramel blending within, midway brings in some slight fruity malts and hops, notes of dark orange, finishes nice with a complexing little display of hops, tame bitterness overall, leafy, woodish and floral hops with a super squeezed in piney bite and some tannic and metallic hints. Feel is about medium with a somewhat loosened slickness and creamyness. Finishes dry with a narrowing chalky texture. No real cohesiveness to its body, its just kinda there. Not what I prefer out of a Pale, but not bad...but there’s better.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2008 Light copper color with a beige head. Aroma of sweet malt/cake and a little hops. Flavor of mild hops and malt. Finish is dry and bitter. Pretty good.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
lotsa carbonation. Okay head. A bit watery and not really a whole lot of flavor to speak of. Pretty average and not much better than your mainstream domestic offerings.
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a pretty damn good EPA. pours out orange colored. i had mine in the fridge, so i poured it very cold. it was very good this way too. head is small. smells hoppy and floral. taste is smooth, malty and hoppy. its a pretty good very drinkable beer. worth trying for sure.
Maddog (385) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light body but very crisp and clean, and a dry finish. Had a 2003 when it was called Fresh Hop Pale Ale, so this could have hurt the overall flavor. Too light to stand up to time. A pretty decent beer.
Kevin (2065) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, pours an amber color with a thin watery head. slightly citrus hoppy nose. taste starts bitter,and hoppy with notes of malt at finish. a consistent balanced beer.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A thin head on an amber body. Medium lacing. The nose is malty and reminds me of an amber ale. The taste is a bit bitter but a lot malty. Notes of plume, pear, hops, and black pepper are there. The finish is quick with some light spice and it leaves some bitter notes on the tongue. This tastes to me a whole lot like an amber ale. Amber ales are not my favorite, nor is this. It is drinkable, but not overly so. I do like the aftertaste though. It is like the taste in your mouth after you eat a piece of toast. Points for the mouthfeel.
burgerlicious (308) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was surprised by this pale ale. It came across more as an amber than a pale. It was a light amber body and smelled like a red too.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First Great Divide beer. Dark copper color. Pale Ales are my favorite. Very nice, very hoppy, very smooth. Definitely an English Pale Ale. Lives up to its description. Great Divide is off to a great start with me.