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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 silver0rlead:
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Acquired this beer in a "brewers mix pack" along with 3 other Great Divide Brews. The Appearance is almost amber but perhaps a little paler but definately one of the darker APA's ive tried...it poured with a 1 finger pearl white head that dissapated quickly but left nice blotchy lacing along the glass. The aroma is interesting, with a sweet maltiness (caramel malt maybe?) followed by a subtle floral hops scent. The taste is interesting but for me doesnt live up to the smell, first the hops hit your tongue with a mild bitterness (definately not one of the hoppier American Pale's) followed by a bit of bready malt flavor but quickly reverts back to the hop oils with a lightly bitter and dry finish. The moughtfeel is descent with a medium body and moderate carbonation which is really what is expected of this style. An easy drinking American Pale that could be a nice session beer, but isnt really hoppy or complex enough to make it a standout brew in any sense. Not bad by any means and could possibly be a "gateway" beer for future hopheads because it has that wonderful bitterness we all love but doesnt overwhelm the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2005 04:25:55 | More by silver0rlead
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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.
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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,040 ratings.