coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light, golden amber color. Good one-finger white head. Good retention. Quite good lacing.
Very citrus dominated hops profile. Big grapefruit and orange zest, here. Great grassy presence. Smells fresh and new.
Pine and citrus bite dominate this one. Fresh, grassy flavor. Malt is hidden way down inside this one. Minimal sweetness on this one.
Crisp and clean mouthfeel. More waterey than I prefer, though.
Too hoppy for me to enjoy on a regular basis, but thatís just personal taste preference. Itís still an overall good hoppy brew.
Bosco (227) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Pours straw yellow, slight haze...med head with short linger. Grassy but not too sweet...sharp mouthfeel. Oh yeah, the hops are there. Enjoyable beer here.
$5.50/22oz at Whole Foods, Boca Raton
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Getting near the end of the quest of rating beers Iíve had before. Pours a copper/golden color with a small off-white head that disappates quickly. Immediately you can smell the fresh hops from the pour, but also you can smell grassy aromas, some floralness, a bit of lime. What I would classify as a green aroma. Tastes very similar to the smell, with the fresh hops being very prevalent. Fairly smooth going down. A very nice beer, one of my favorite fresh hops, though as far as APAís go, FFFís Alpha King blows it out of the water.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 Not sure when my bottle was from (no date), but there was so much sediment in the bottle that I had to leave a couple ounces to avoid getting it in my glass. The flavor was OK, not what I was expecting, but I think I got an old poorly strored bottle. Great Divide is one of my favorite, if not no.1 brewery, so Iím thinking it was the liqour stores fault.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours orange/yellow with a nice creamy off white head. Aroma is quite nice, mostly hops and a touch of orange zest. Taste is a bit more mellow than the aroma, starts with strong floral hops, a touch of caramel and malt in the middle, fininshes dry and bitter with a touch of spice. Fairly thick for a pale ale, a bit of syrup is left behind. Damn good.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally found this in Atlanta. I really the fresh hop beers, when I can get them. The aroma was only moderately hoppy with distinctive grass and citrus. Rocky, off-white head wit excellent lacing that lasted longer than I expected. Initial flavor was moderately bitter with a light, sweet, short finish. Carbonation was quite flat. This was a good, but not great beer. As far as "fresh hop" beers go, this is the best Iíve had for a while.
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy gold copper color with a nice head. Smells of hops, pine, grass, orange and grapefruit.
Tastes of piney hops, grass, citrus and grapefruit not overly bitter and balanced out by a toffee malt flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out clear copper with lots of creamy head. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Flavors of citrus, caramel, bread and pine. Crisp clean bitter finish. Great fresh hop ale. Good stuff!
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an awesome fresh hop beer. This is the type if fresh hop beer other fresh hop beers wish they could be. Great golden/orange color with white lasting head. Wonderful citrusy aroma. Overall tasty beer.
MarinaMarket (219) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice Fresh Hop Ale. Some mineral notes (Colorado Water). Fantastic head and retention. Great color. Very nice mouthfeel and a slight stickiness. Citrus and malts. Great fresh flavor, very nice bittering, and all in balance. Super drinkable. tasted @ 55F.