Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 Bottle. Nose is hoppy and piney. Taste is bitter (hoppy) with a little bit of honey. Fisnish is great-smooth but lets you know it’s there. This is one helluva an IPA. A great example of the style. I can sum this up in two words: bitter and delicious! A bit overly bitter for a session IPA, but still delicious.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild hop aroma. Color is a nice amber. Taste is quite bitter, spicy and slightly sour hopping. Finish is good, gives some hop burps. A fun IPA.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice burnt orange color with a big, retained rocky off white colored head. Aroma is hoppy grapefruit juice smell. This one smells exactly like a just sliced grapefruit, very fresh. Flavor is heavy citric grapefruit, maybe a tinge of malt in the finish, but not much. This is pretty much a straight hop juice drink, however, that doesn’t bother me too much.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2004 Re-rate: very excellent IPA, copper in color, nice off-white head, great retention, nice lacing around the glass, huge hoppy nose with a good amount of sweetness to balance it out, excellent hop character in the flavors, huge notes of pine with slight flavors of grapefruit & orange peel, more malt character in the body to balance out the beer, very well balanced, dry & spicy finish with more bitterness, very enjoyable IPA
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 21, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2005 duvel tulip glass: this IPA would most likely have been rated just a little higher if it was my first. it’s a just a typical great IPA. the commercial description says it all... but of course, i think it needs more because although i really do have a small amount of experience with IPAs, there is nothing too different about this IPA when compared to other IPAs. when i drink this, i am like, "wow! an IPA!" UPDATE 4/25/05: picked up a sixer at Famous Liquor in Decatur, IL (way go to Rob! keep bringing in the good brews!) / this is a great IPA... so slightly cheesy aroma, so slightly doughy flavor. generally speaking: quite malty, actually, but a good amount of piney hops suffice the difference. crisp, quenching, and delicious. you can really taste the "greenness"
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright and clear, dimly orange golden color, solid cap of frothy white foam sits well, resides slowly down to a thin skim and bubbles with immensely sticking sheets of lacing. Resinous hop nose of highly sweet citrus and pine needles. Solid IPA nose. Wouldn’t mind a bit of a toasty malt backing though. Once it warms up there’s a bit of caramel malt coming through. Taste has nice meld of malty fruityness and slight citric twinges in the front. Middle is subdued in a calmness of caramel but building a base of pine and bitterness to come. Oh...and it turns into a pine needle forest in the finish with lots of pulpy thick, leafy hop bitterness while maintaining a favorable smoothness. Many notes lingering of orange and grapefruit peels mixing with the pine. Nice hoppy IPA taste. Feel is about medium, quite smooth the whole way down until that finish kicks in. Which in fact mellows out and the bitterness falls a bit short, but is still nice at that point with a nice fluffy give. A nice IPA.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an orange amber color with a medium sized off white head and nice lacing. Flowery, light citrus hop, and some sweet malt in the aroma. Citrus hop bitterness up front, then coated by nice malt sweetness all the way around. A very fulfilling IPA.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful IPA. This tastes very much like our local Town Hall Masala Mama- must be the same hops. This is how I like my IPAs- sweet, smooth, spicy. It all comes together so beautifully. Having tried this and Hercules- I am quickly becoming a fan of Great Divide!
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bomber with no freshness date. This big boy poured a clear copper color with a thick, dense and creamy head. Aroma consists of some serious hops that are fruity and piney. Some bready yeastiness is also present in the aroma which adds up to one nice smelling brew. The body is medium, soft and smooth with a biting bitter finish. Flavor has a citrusy hop note up front that kicks you in the backside with bitterness. Malt is underneath and lends good support to round things out. This is one bitter IPA and a good one in my opinion.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a glowing amber-copper color, nice thick head, leaves a nice sticky lacing in my glass. Strong grapefruity cotton candy, hoppy aroma. Medium body, soft and creamy mouthfeel, Strong citrus hoppy with some caramel flavor, nice lasting bitterness, very tasty.