MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2005
a touch cloudy copper color w/ a big frothy white head that laces well and stays well. smells of fucking num.... a big citrus hop and a nice blend of carmel malts and maybe a little cloves or something a touch spicy in the finish of my nose. Palate is a bit creamy and coats well is a 3.5 really. Flavor is a big bitter citrus malt w/ lots of full matl backing a real good balance of the malt and hop but a bit simple. I chased a ruination w/ this and this was better in my opinon. Jim thanks for bringing this one. dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Deep gold in color with little floating particles and a small white head. Aroma of citrus,floral and caramel malt. Flavor starts assertively bitter and lingers to the finish with a presence of sweet malt as well. SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 11, 2005
The pour smelled of flowery pine, not pungent but pleasant, and yielded a huge, off-white head. It is clear and light orange in color, having some small, lively bubbles the entire time I quaffed. It yields bitter at first, but is nicely balanced overall with malts. It was creamy, almost frothy in my mouth, and finished with a smoother bittnernes. Great aroma and taste. My only critique is that it may be over carbonated. mfbeer (6) - USA - MAY 9, 2005 does not count
People make a lot of the bitterness of this beer. I think it’s just right. It’s certainly not the first things I notice when tasting it. Clove spiced orange with raisins and brown sugar. The after bite stays with you sending the rich ripe aroma up into your nose for a minute after you swallow. Exceptional body, thicker than you’d expect. Beautiful lace and creamy head. Fit for the gods indeed! wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Excellent brew. Real citrusy with a nice body. I enjoyed this fine ale and will be paying attention to it in the future.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Good floral aroma of an IPA. Copper color body with off white head tha left lot of lacing on glass. Head settled to a thin layer over top of beer. Nice citrus flavor and at the end had a good grapefruit aftertase. Crisp on the palate, a great beer. cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
This beer has just the right balance of hops and malt to really impress me. Perhaps its the particular variety of hops. Imperial/Double IPA’s can be overwhelming, but as with more subtle styles, lets focus on what they’re trying to do. This suceeds admirably, even though I haven’t beenvery tempted by Great Divide’s other offerings. I liked this very much- well done. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2005
Draft: Darker oarnge. Very creamy,lacey,head. Even in a smokey,room this has a lovely piney,floral aroma while still being tastefully,malty as well. Aroma is just the start. Extremely smooth,creamy,but substantial,body. Although hops overtake the mouth,there is a great,malt,backbone that nicely,balances and makes this very interesting. Finish is hoppy and bready. Had a old bottle of this recently that tasted like a BW,that I would have rated lower,so I’m rating the draft sample,which I couldn’t get enough of. IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Thanks to beeryum for this beer.dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
Poured dark amber and effervescent with a creamy off-white head. Very attractive. Aroma is of piney hops with a touch of candy and a hint of grass. Taste is very bitter with a detectable (though not extremely prevalent) malt backbone with a hint of grass. Good body. A very-well crafted IIPA.
no head, cloudy amber color. very hoopy aroma, great bitter taste. heavy brew with a slightly creamy fininsh. i liked this.