DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 Slightly hazy amber/gold, medium head, and a nice sticky lace. Huge hop aroma of spice, pine, and citrus. Medium body with light carbonation, and a resinous, chewy mouthfeel. The aroma continues on to the palate with the hop flavors well supported by a firm malt base of light brown sugar. Pine and citrus most evident and an extended, dry, refreshingly bitter finish. Another impressive effort from Great Divide.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color. Aroma is of hops, pine is what I detect. Not much citrus. Flavor is quite earthy, a bit rough around the edges. Body is nice and smooth. Finishes with a nice bite. Great with pizza. Thanks to my girlfriend for bringing this one down from oregon.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma is sharp bitter hops, citrus & floral, with a hint of caramel. Taste is citrus hops, sweet orange, hop flowers, and floral hops. Medium carbonation, medium bodied.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was definatly one of the bigger hopped fresh hop beers, very big bitter backing to the fresh green hop taste. Very refreshing pale with a ton of hop floral flavor and aroma. Very nice orange body with a medium white head. Overall a very solid beer, just wish it had been released before it got cold here.
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottle...A&K’s4thAHBT... Clear, amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Floral, citrusy nose with notes of caramel and grapefruit. Moderately bitter flavor is balanced by a sturdy, malt backbone. Grapefruit rind and toffee. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Finishes bitter and then dry.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Destructive hop aroma. Pillowy white head on a rich orange yellow body. Taste is hoppy to the max, with some toasted grain sweetness in the background. I dont know how fresh hops make this beer any different, but its good.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great pale ale! Caramel gold in color with a big, thick, rocky head. Tangerine-like amarillo hop aroma. Light and refreshing flavor, somewhat creamy. Nicely hopped with citric tangerines throughout. Pleasant bitterness at the finish. A winner. Thanks for hooking me André!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling amberish copper, thick creamy white head with great lacing left behind. Inviting hopped up nose of fresh flowery and grassy tones, light citrus, with soft underlying notes of toasted caramel. Flavor was one in the same, holds the moderate bitterness throughout, and is followed late with a touch of the caramel malt. Light to medium bodied, prickly carbonation, dry bittering finish. Nice brew that would work well during my football Sunday binges. Thanks Brian D. Welcome to MD!
fly (1438) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well made if not awe inspiring. Plenty of hops, but not over blown (or as I’ve said before, my calibration is set at high). So, this is very drinkable and pleasant.
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Start out with a huge, three dimensional frothy head of off white that rides on a dark orange body.
Good, but not overpowering hop aroma.
Good balance in the flavor with a nicely dry finish. Very decent APA.