Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours amber golden with a slight haze and an off-white head. Fresh, floral nose. Light-bodied with some caramel. Dry, aromatic, flowery hop finish. Nice, hoppy APA. Thanks to fiulijn for this one. 150306
joergen (25195) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber coloured with an off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanx to Alex. Orange colour with a white head. Grapefruit, hop aroma and a light sweet malty, Grapefruit, hop taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet dry finish.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color. The aroma is hoppy, very nice, fruity (apricots and grapefruit) and resiny. The hops are lovely, the body is quite thin. Of course the end is extremely long and bitter (resins, hazelnuts).
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with just a slight ring of foam. Wonderful citric grapefruit aroma, literally smells like I just cut open a piece of fresh fruit. Great hop profile! Body is kind of light, with that amazing hoppiness following through but the malt profile is really light, still well balanced and over the top which is exactly what I expect from a fresh hop style pale ale.
tennisjoel (1300) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Classic floral aroma. Amber body with 1 finger head. Good lacing. Decent amount of hops for the style. Toasty nutty flavor on the finish which I am not super fond of. Okay but no where near my favorite in this style. This is the first of the Great Divide beers I’ve had which wasn’t great.
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Aroma of caramel, fruit, and citrus hops. Pours a transparent amber with a big creamy off-white head with very good retention. Great lacing. Sweet caramel and and light fruitiness up front. Finishes with a decent grapefruit hoppiness for balance. An above average APA.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Cushy off white head sitting on a medium amber beer. Strong aroma of, duh, fresh hops along with some toasty malt, a bit of fruit as well. Flavor is quite bitter, starts out pretty malty but there is quite a kick at the end from the hops. I’m surprised this has only 55 IBUs with the kick in the pants you get. Medium bodied. Pretty dry. Nice beer, nothing all that special though.
badgerben (4768) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper color with a thin head. Strong aroma of citrus, especially orange and grapefruit. Some grasses too. Just a bone dry, suck-the-moisture-from-my-mouth blast of hops right up front. Citrusy overtones with a fairly good balance of malt. That’s a damn tasty pale ale!
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Wohlfs. Slightly hazy copper with decent sized off-white head. Aroma although somewhat muted, is very well balanced pine hop resins and sweet malt. Flavor much the same, Sweet malt up front, gently fades to pine hop bitters. Don’t get any grass whatsoever, as listed in deScription. Finishes with a tiny bit of harsh hop bitterness. Nice thick and chewy mouthfeel. Great lacing almost entire snifter is covered in thick film. Regardless of what many second rate IPA’s are listed at, I would guess this has more IBU’s than alot of them, (getting some pretty big hop belches right now). Very drinkable, summer-thirst-quencher. Even more enjoyable than my score indicates, but hard kick up any of the categories. Definately underated IMO.