HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a light cooper with a slightly off white one finger head. The initial aroma is very nice and almost sweet. The taste showed a moderate hop character but the balance off of the malt was well done. A solid overall APA, better than last year’s effort from memory.
reverendj (180) - Brunswick, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle from Greens....moderate hop and light yeat aroma. Frothy head that recedes slowly. Fresh citrus, grassy hop flavor backed up by a very nice caramel malt undertones. Thin mouthfeel but a very tasty bitter dryfinish. Another great offering to the Beer Gods from GDBC.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t think this was as spectacular as most do. There was a filtered amber body with very thick dimpled white head. There was a lot of citrus on the nose mostly grapefruit, but it was not as stellar as many of the other Am. Pale Ales you see.
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pour. Orange amber color with a light white head. The aroma is of wet hop, quite mild. The taste is smooth and hoppy; not very full bodied, finishes dry. Overall the beer is quite hoppy, but manageable.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A great hoppy aroma spewed from the bottle with a fruity and citrus smell. Bitter hop flavor with a light earthy taste. Awesome, even with the low IBUs.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! ....Wow! The aroma is remenicent fresh sweet lemons. This amazing brew pours a wonderful hazy golden color with a creamy light tan head that lasts till the fat lady sings. The head leaves a delicate beautiful lace. The flavor is (like the Commercial Description) a pleasant grassiness Iv’e never tasted in a beer before...WOW! It’s great! Some hop spiciness and citrus notes... balanced well with a little sweetness from the pale malts. Just the right bitterness.... and it lingers well. And oh so smooth. It is now officially my favorite pale ale. Oh it’s great. I wish this would never end. But it has to. Thank you Great Divide for Fresh Hop Plae Ale. The Lord bless the hop harvest.
jigglyjock (161) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. There should really be a category called double American pale ale. This has a great hop flavor. Fresh citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Also is superbly balanced with a light malt backbone. The best pale ale I have ever enjoyed
cwsample (160) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from Cavie. Smells like Christmas trees. I’m not a fan of a lot of Hops, and the hops are very prevalant. A slight musk smell is also noticed.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold color with huge white head, nice balance of malt and hop, wish I could try a fresher one than I had
Ontape (155) - Valley Village, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Orange-brown with a nice white head. Underwhelming aroma and flavor. You get some fresh hop action here but not a ton. Seems a bit reserved. What’s there is nice, but I want more of it. Enjoyable but not memorable.