Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. Thanx to Alex. Orange colour with a white head. Grapefruit, hop aroma and a light sweet malty, Grapefruit, hop taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet dry finish. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
Golden color. The aroma is hoppy, very nice, fruity (apricots and grapefruit) and resiny. The hops are lovely, the body is quite thin. Of course the end is extremely long and bitter (resins, hazelnuts). harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Pours a hazy golden orange with just a slight ring of foam. Wonderful citric grapefruit aroma, literally smells like I just cut open a piece of fresh fruit. Great hop profile! Body is kind of light, with that amazing hoppiness following through but the malt profile is really light, still well balanced and over the top which is exactly what I expect from a fresh hop style pale ale. tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Bottle. Classic floral aroma. Amber body with 1 finger head. Good lacing. Decent amount of hops for the style. Toasty nutty flavor on the finish which I am not super fond of. Okay but no where near my favorite in this style. This is the first of the Great Divide beers I’ve had which wasn’t great. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle: Aroma of caramel, fruit, and citrus hops. Pours a transparent amber with a big creamy off-white head with very good retention. Great lacing. Sweet caramel and and light fruitiness up front. Finishes with a decent grapefruit hoppiness for balance. An above average APA.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Bomber. Cushy off white head sitting on a medium amber beer. Strong aroma of, duh, fresh hops along with some toasty malt, a bit of fruit as well. Flavor is quite bitter, starts out pretty malty but there is quite a kick at the end from the hops. I’m surprised this has only 55 IBUs with the kick in the pants you get. Medium bodied. Pretty dry. Nice beer, nothing all that special though. badgerben (5327) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Hazy copper color with a thin head. Strong aroma of citrus, especially orange and grapefruit. Some grasses too. Just a bone dry, suck-the-moisture-from-my-mouth blast of hops right up front. Citrusy overtones with a fairly good balance of malt. That’s a damn tasty pale ale! Styles (2016) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Wohlfs. Slightly hazy copper with decent sized off-white head. Aroma although somewhat muted, is very well balanced pine hop resins and sweet malt. Flavor much the same, Sweet malt up front, gently fades to pine hop bitters. Don’t get any grass whatsoever, as listed in description. Finishes with a tiny bit of harsh hop bitterness. Nice thick and chewy mouthfeel. Great lacing almost entire snifter is covered in thick film. Regardless of what many second rate IPA’s are listed at, I would guess this has more IBU’s than alot of them, (getting some pretty big hop belches right now). Very drinkable, summer-thirst-quencher. Even more enjoyable than my score indicates, but hard kick up any of the categories. Definately underated IMO. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2006
Big head and some lacing. Dark orange beer. Fresh gentle hop aroma grows in strength. Warm malt flavour with assertive hops. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2006
Clear metallic-orange body with a cottony white head. Aroma of peanut skins, catbox, and grapefruit. Has a signature Great Divide house character. Very nutty, catty hop profile in the flavor. Semi-dry finish. Reminds me of Great Divide ESB. I tasted this fresh from the tank at Great Divide in October and later bottle samples. Interesting to see this develop.