Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bit bland I guess you could say. This beer doesnít have that great caramel toffee taste that most ESBís do. It was certainly bitter, and very refreshing. An excellent session beer being that it has nice hop presence, and the hops taste very fresh, but there isnít much kick or any memorable flavors to this drink.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color with a large rocky off white head. Taste is fairly nice bitter esb. It lacks some nice flavors in the middle, but overall itís pretty nice.
Sir+Drinksalot (34) - Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much like GDís other beers. I think they made this one for people who wear a lot of spandex out in public. Not a bad beer though: hint of hops, malt and earthy flavor. Decent beer.
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
really just kinda felt like another run of the mill esb. nothing special. but good. i wont buy it at home, but id drink it in a bar.
Goodgrief (1920) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Feb. 2006 - I was digging it...not too bitter and nice and malty. Mouthfeel was nice and smooth. I could drink this every day. Nothing to knock me off my feet and say "wow", but a solid, well balanced, tasty brew. Not sure if itís worth $9/sixer when I can get Flying Fish ESB, which is just as good, for at least $1.50/sixer less.
pericles35 (24) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biter beer with strong hoppy flavor and aroma. Not exceptional but like all the Great Divides Iíve had, I would drink it off the tap if I were in Denver
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Very fruity American hops aroma. Light amber color, beige firm head, good lace. Sweet, fruity apples and grapes, floral, nice soft bitterness. Soft mouthfeel, light sticky, bit nasty bitter in the back of your throat. Flavorful and easy going.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I just bought this single at Total Wine in VA and didnít know it was retired...brew date on bottle is Oct 2004...tried to pour the beer and the head is out of control....repoured (gently) and still the same, big mess...gold/orange color with some floaties (that donít look like yeast)...gonna give it a try..... mellow aroma....I like the ESB style but this one has a musty taste ....and some good nice malt/nut goodness lingering in the background...may be that it doesnít age well.....anyway its still better than most of the macros I spent years drinking
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of performula. A spicey fruity bitter aroma. Hazy copper body with good head on pour. For an ESB like it that this one had more fruit flavor than the overpowering bitter and spice as most do. Enjoyable beer on the palate with a medium dry bitter aftertaste. Good Brew.
performula (148) - Heart of the Rockies, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks very good as it is hazy. The head is large, I needed two glasses to pour a twelve ouncer. This is not my style of beer. This tastes like a sour apple juice/cider.