kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had no expectations for this beer and was plesantly suprised by its quality. This beer poors an orange cloudy beer with particulate matter toped by a substantial off white head. Aroma is nice, bold pine hopps while the flavor is citrus, malty and well balanced for an IPA. For a rather modest amount of alcohol.
Crit (3762) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with lasting head.Nose is piney,with a touch of carmel malt.Grapefruit hop profile, nice lasting bitterness, lots of malt, great body.
Actually has a lot of balance for an IPA, not one dimensional at all, actually relatively complex, one of their best offerings.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a huge frothy amber head, minimal floral aroma. Heavily hopped which is balanced nicely with an abundance of sweet caramel malt. Very good beer.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Not too pungent, the lack of aroma hides an IPA with a hoppy kick. Not as sweet a finish as I would have expected given the relatively high alcohol %. Good and crisp with a clean finish.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better bottled IPA’s I’ve had in a while. Hoppy and yummy, this is a great beer. Need to find this in 6 pack form.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this IPA. pours a coppery amber color withh a small white head. Flavor is well bitter but not to offensive at all. Again I like this IPA
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another great beer from this guys. I never get this kind of beer at home. Thank god for beerfestivals. Great divide is damn good.
adrian910ss (2558) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden coppery color with a small white laced head. Aroma includes pine needles,hops,and citrusy grapefruit. Taste is grapefruity and piney with lots of hops present. An above average west coast IPA. Very refreshing.
hershiser2 (1859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy medium brownish amber with a small off-white head. Nose is full of citrusy and piney hop aromas, but also full of maltiness. Flavor. Hmm, strange balance of malts and hops. I think I’d prefer this with less malt. Has the citrus hop flavor followed by a roasted maltiness that I’m not crazy about... finish of bitter hoppiness lingers for awhile. In the top 96% of beer? Hah! Slightly above average at best.
OldMrCrow (2339) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2006 From the bottle
Pours a murky orange amber with an ample but short-lived white head.
Aroma is sweet grapefruit and a bit of pine; the flavor is buttered crumpet with marmalade, a strongly hopped IPA with a some diacetyl and a slightly metalic bitterness that cuts in early and lasts for a long time. Mouthfeel is good, but not exceptional.
I think this one is overrated. It’s certainly drinkable, but in my book it doesn’t rank particularly highly among IPAs.