kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2001
.................................................. Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 10, 2002
Visiting CO and Sunday i found out about the 3.2 ABW law. Went to a supermarket in hopes of finding something other than watered down 3.2 bud/coors etc (which seems to be the only beer you can buy on a Sunday here) - and found the lower ABV version of this beer. That said - it was not bad, yet nothing special either, but i may be tempted to try the 5.6 version if i find it in a single or visit the brewery to compare. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2003
Decent aroma and a nice amber color. Typical "average" beer and like many others I've had from the region: quite watery and lacking and depth. A decent beer to drink with dinner but nothing to speak highly of. DragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Very hoppy on the nose.Pours golden ale with a thin head that did not last.This beer had bite. VTHopHead (1511) - Seymour, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2004
Bottle - Pours a copper-red color with a thin whitish head. Aroma is of spicy hops and a mild amount of malt. Flavor is just about all hops and bitterness. Finish is bitter with a slight amount of sweetness at th end.
Cowtown57 (18) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
lotsa carbonation. Okay head. A bit watery and not really a whole lot of flavor to speak of. Pretty average and not much better than your mainstream domestic offerings. Nuffield (4180) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2005
This definitely reminds me of a number of pints I had in England, although it would obviously be on the hoppier side. It poured amber/bronze with a good size cream-white head. The first whiff of aroma was definitely orange, then caramel and a strong wet tea leaves note. Some alcohol is present, too, giving it a touch of effevescence. The flavors aren’t as well rounded as the aromas, giving off a strong iced tea fusion with a somewhat murky nut edge. A bit of the piney hops (I think I agree with another person who identified it as more spruce than pine...well picked up!) and a moderate toasted flavor carries on with a bitterness than hangs on the mid-back of my tongue. Moderately oily and gently sticky malt palate, modified by that bitterness. I’ve been really pleased with Great Divide lately in the sense that they’re bringing some good beers into Texas, and their bigger beers are interesting and fun, though I’m still finding that they don’t always appeal to the purely hedonistic taste-test. C’est la vie, it is still a beer worth trying even if it doesn’t win huge raves from me. gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Clear, dark amber pour with a loose, foamy white head. Left quickly but comes back with a swirl or two. Piney, floral, somewhat caramel like aroma. Flavor is minimal...mild caramel flavor, and grassy. Piney and peppery on the finish, with, what I would describe as, dirt or clay flavors as well. It doesn’t detract that much but is noticeable. At least I can say I had it. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2005
bottle. rather boring pale ale. how should i say it; very common and yet not a classic of the style. ho-hum BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle: Pale copper color. Mild hoppy aroma with citrusy-floral notes. Clean tatse with a nice hoppy front and notes of toasted caramel malt in the finish. Crisp but overly bitter finish.