Denver Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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1.68/5 rDev -54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Appearance: This beer poured a clear amber that had just enough red highlights to be called copper colored. The off-white head rose up to two fingers easily. It lingered quite awhile, slowly dissipating and becoming dense and fluffly. As it sank back into the beer, it clung heavily to the side of the glass. There was some light lacing left behind as I drank.
Smell: A base of sweet and roasted malts provided a backdrop for the pungent hops. They were sour smelling and reminded me of vegetables that have just started to rot. That thick, sickly sweet pungent smell. That was it, really.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and thin feeling, to the point of being watery.
Taste: The hops provided a brash, muddled bitterness that had no depth. It was like a thin, fragile, scratchy skin of hops that covered . . . well, nothing. There was no malt presence underneath to back it up. Just dry, harsh, and ugly. Oddly, the aftertaste reminded me of stale cigarettes. It was like I was drinking out of an old ashtray. I have no clue where this flavor came from nor do I care to find out.
At least it looked good . . . as it went down the drain. One of only a few drain pours for me.
Serving type: bottle
12-20-2005 23:40:24 | More by Quaffer
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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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