Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very nice IPA! The nice thing about buying variety packs from excellent breweries such as Great Divide is that you have enough beer to get drunk with and still have one brew from each style left to rate when you wake up the next morning. That said, there’s nothing quite like a cold, crisp, well-hopped, well-balanced India Pale Ale in the morning! The citrusy fruitiness of this beer complemented my scrambled eggs nearly perfectly.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, pineappley aroma. Slightly cloudy, rich amber color, moderate head. Starts citrus, bitter, piney aftertaste, long finish.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange pour with a huge stacking head with a ton of lace. Big hoppy nose. Flavor is a well balance of caramelized malt to the hop. Really nice clean finish.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - Pours amber with a tall offwhite head that stays well and laces down the glass. Aroma is pine and citrus over light caramel malts. Flavor is very similar. The caramel malts are more pronounced in the flavor. The blend is beautiful on the palate. A very tasty brew!
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at The Map Room. Pours a hazy orange with a frothy medium head. Big citrus aromas. Large hops with a medium bitterness on the finish. A darn good IPA.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange/amber, medium white head, and a spree of initial bubbles followed by very few. Very piney hop nose, some soapy aromas, woodiness, and some sour yeast. Very nice sweet malt backbone to this beer, much like the other quality IPA I’ve had. Citrus (grapefruit), resin, woody hops in the forefront, and finishes with a dry very satisfying bitterness. Tasty, Tasty, Tasty!!
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi-clear light red from the bottle with a thick, foamy white head that lasts and stays around the edges. Smells rather hoppy, but not overwhelmingly so. Tastes quite hoppy, not bitter and not too dry. Pretty good.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Maverick. Pours a typical copper orange with some decent thick off white head. Aroma is lots of piney and citrus hops, and somewhat creamlike. Taste begins quite dry and the hops leave a nice bite on the tongue, but the beer begins to sweeten up towards the end as the large amount of malts in this one show up and take over. Hoppy and floral, with good caramel malt smoothness. Medium bodied. I like this one.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2005 12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep gold with a persisting white head, then BAM!!! A tremendous hop aroma, followed by a spicy hops bite on the palate. Medium malt body and sweetness that doesn’t quite balance the strong hop character. A lingering bitter finish with a surprising undercurrent of faint sweetness. I really like hoppy IPA’s, and this is a good one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark gold color. Light hop aroma with a caramel malt backing. Flavor was the opposite caramel malty with a citrus hop backing. Hop flavors continue through the finish.