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Denver Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,040 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1040
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.1%


Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002)
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Ratings: 1,040 | Reviews: 567 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Hhawk06:
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Hhawk06

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one poured with a beautiful, two-fingered and fluffy head that has a bit of a peach hue. The beer itself is straight copper in color. The nose is wonderfully complex and assertive. Bountiful floral hop elements mix with prominent sweet malty notes. The body is medium but the mouthfeel has clear traction to it, leading you to believe it will be gritty and hoppy. As Lee Corso would say, not so fast my friend. The lovely hop notes are balanced well with what can mostly be described by a sweet, creamy malt concoction. The contrast is unreal. It finishes with a puckering kick, but floral remnants keep it an easy-to-drink offering. A very complex beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2006 11:05:48 | More by Hhawk06
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A great bitter beer without being over the top bitter. The hops almost feel as if they jump around while you're drinking. There's a slightly sweet start with that aforementioned bitter finish that I personally look forward to when I go for another swig. Not sure how it is in the bottle but I'd definitely have this beer again.

Serving type: on-tap

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle with a bottled on date of 2/25/14; into a tumbler.
Appearance - a dark gold with limited carbonation and a thin, foamy white head. Lacing is decent.
Smell - doughy malts and some faint citrus.
Taste - very well balanced pale with a strong malt profile and some sweet and bitter hops.
Feel - a bit light, but a flavorful ale with some balance.
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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.