Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt is not as sweet as the Titan but has similar biscuity notes. The hops are sharp and punishing with notes of pine. The mouthfeel is thick for a pale. My least favorite of the big bottle series which still places it far above other brewers. Makes me jones for an Oak Yeti.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper/amber body, with an off-white head. Even though the head diminished to a relatively thin layer, it produced a nice lace all the way to the end. Grapefruit aroma, and that is carried through in the flavor. Malts are also present, but they play a very minor supporting role. Somewhat lingering, grassy aftertaste. Full-bodied and quite smooth. Highly enjoyable beer. I canít wait to try a few other Great Divide brews.
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber (bottled 10/4/12)------&g tulip. Pours a dark tea color with a bubbly white head that quickly disappears leaving pretty good lacing. Strong grass aroma with a bit of caramel and tangerine. Strong fresh grass taste with an odd metallic bite.Very mild bitter, this one actually (and oddly) gets better as it warms. Palate is kind of thin with little carbonation. I would drink this again, but itís nothing to write home about.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask at GABF 2007. Honestly, this pour blew me away. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. The floral hops, citrus zest, and piney hops were just alive. This brew sparkled on the palate, medium-bodied and malty. Nice bread flavor on the front, full piney hops on the palate and a sweet citrus finish. Just a beautiful beer.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is grassy, citrus. Flavor is pine and grass, herbal, with good malt flavor underneath. Very good Pale Ale.
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.
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.