3fourths (8603) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 A regular pale ale smell and flavor, lightly hopped and sweet, good solid malt background, but what I can’t understand is why such a common beer is $5 a bomber. Not worth the price.
rosenbergh (8580) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. From Malmö, Sweden. HHOK4.
Deep golden colour with tiny white head.
Balanced fruity piney hoppy aroma.
Short piney citrusy hoppy flavour that turns to sweetness. The hoppiness is quite sharp at first. Nicely balanced hoppiness.
Good and refreshing hoppy ale.
DrSilverworm (8567) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange tangerine color. Minimal off white head. A sort of light webby layer on the surface. Nice, crisp carbonation. Very drinkable lighter body. fresh-tasting hop flavor. Kinda resiny earthy. Good juicy bittersweet taste. Good fresh hop
MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of head dips into the orange gown.
-Spicy, piney hops evolve into orangey fruitiness in the nose.
-Grassy, leafy, herbal hoppiness lathers the tongue in generous yet never exaggerated doses.
-Lush maltiness benefits from the soothing carbonation.
What if you dig deeper?
-The juicy hop bitterness is pleasantly spicy and satisfyingly lingering.
-The malt provides plenty of body, but few flavors.
-Yet another very good Great Divide product, right within the advertised style.
Bottle; no date.
DocLock (8534) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t give a crap who you are, you must admit that GD makes great beers. This one is no exception. I like my hops like I like my poontang, namely fresh, wet, and aromatic, and this one fits the bill nicely. The pour is dark straw with 2-finger off-white head and those awesome GD floaties. Aroma is huge wet hops and citrus, honeydew, mango, pineapple. The flavor is hoppy, fruity, caramel malty. Pretty dense palate for an APA, and a crisp, very smooth finish with great complexity and balance. This, in my opinion, is the new benchmark for APAs.
jercraigs (8514) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 2010-07-31. Crisp golden body with a small white head. 3+ Flavour has a modest green hop profile, mild supportive malt. 6+ Aroma of green vegetation, leafy hops. Average palate. Lots of green hops, but not much citrus? Likely starting to fade a bit but enjoyable if not outstanding. 7/3/6/3/14 - 3.3 Bottle at ChrisOs Pre-GBBF Shindig 2010
2006-07-XX. Golden orange with a small creamy white head. Moderate not quite floral, leafy hops in the aroma. Fairly similar flavour, green leafy hops build with each sip, very mild resin. Quite hoppy, but not particularly bitter. Average palate. Solid quaff. 7/3+/7/3/14 - 3.6 Bottle. Following Michigan Brewers Festival 2006
deyholla (8132) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber orange with a frothy tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was mainly citrus with a hint of pine, grass and hay. Flavor began with citrus, but grass hops grew and a bit of pine and grains in the finish.
BVery (7964) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bomber. Rich orange pour with a spotty foamy white head. Nice bold aroma of grassy and sweet floral hops. Smooth palate, clean with soft edges. Nice bold hop punch but well balanced. Great beer.
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 Bottle. Pours with a largish, slightly yellow, rocky white head that leaves lots of lacing. Ever so slightly hazed amber body. Tangy orange-citrus hops on the nose with a touch of cannabis. Taste is m alty with some light, but dank, chewy hops rounding out the finish (but bitterness is very moderate). Full, slightly syrupy mouthfeel.
Skinnyviking (7790) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught.l White creamy and lasting head. Clear amber body. Powerful hops aroma and flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 1/19/2008 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle. High and creamy long lasting off-white head. Clear amber body. Lovely barley malt aroma with heavy hops notes. Hops is of course dimnant with a pleasant, relatively sharp bitterness that stays a long fime. Low carboantion.