nwilder (40) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours orange with amber streaks and a coarse off-white foam. The aroma is grainy and bisquit sweet with a deep grassy, pine and grapefruit side. A truly warm and inviting aroma. In the mouth it starts with the same big bisquit sweetness, transitioning into an intense piney note that carries a firm stroke of bitterness that stands in stark contrast to the initial sweet impression. The sweetness and firm hop presense linger and play together in the mouth like chocolate and coffee.
cladinshadows (37) - USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on date of Oct. 5, 2012. Pours with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. Very perfumy aroma with a little fruit and some slight malt hiding in the background. Brilliantly clear with a great dark amber/light copper color. Taste is medium-low hop flavor and bitterness with a grassy/resinous character and a peppery finish. Malt is lower than expected for a beer of this color, but holds its own against the fairly subtle hops. While this beer is fairly malty, some additional malt sweetness (not just maltiness) would have been enjoyable. Mouthfeel is fairly dry. Overall, this is a well-crafted beer, but additional malt sweetness would have helped more satisfyingly balance the resinous, peppery finish of 55 IBUs of wet hops.
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very grassy/vegetal smell, same on the taste. Slight citrus but mostly just very green vegetable hop taste. Idk if this got old quickly or what, but this was just not a very good fresh hop.
Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 Piney and very earthy hop flavors. Truly one of my favorites. It has become almost impossible to get in Iowa. A fantastic beer hands down! Great Divide Co. has continued to brew unbelievable world-class ales!
Skykwby (32) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Charlie's redondo beach in tap. Pours nice, foamy head, stays with it. Dark golden color, caramel. Not much to aroma, a bit of pine. Easy drinking, nice on the palate. A good but not great beer. Would order it again.
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misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ProofBrewing. Mouthful was definitely grassy hop flavor, with a small sweet malt presence lingering in the background. Though it seems to pack the hop punch of a lighter IPA, the lacking bitterness makes it a great session beer. Those things combined separate it from the hoard of ordinary and boring mass of pale ales. Good stuff.
Beermogul (28) - USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
22 oz bottle. Golden amber in color. Smells of mown hay, lemon and fresh green herb. Nice, stiff ad clingy head. Medium body and velvet smooth, it has an intense bitter grapefruit, grain and gritty flavor. The finish is crisp with some of that silky resinous feel in the end. This BEER is very well balanced in the middle with a lot of hop flavor and a more than adequate mouthfeel and malt backbone. Best fresh hop I have had.
FortyFirkins (28) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Poured a beautiful copper with a nearly white lingering head. Aroma is fantastic, bursting with wet hops and fresh pine. Hops continue to dominate flavor, followed by a sweet citrus and bitter finish. Excellent pale ale for me.
sucker (27) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy golden brown with lots of head. It has a good amount of grassy citrus pop to it. The bitterness is nice and it has a great balance. Very smooth, light and the finish is fantastic. Overall, an awesome pale ale.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear burnt orange with a small tan head. Aroma of grass, citrus and cereal. Overall bitter with a sweet finish. Pretty good beer, definitely an IPA with strong hop character.