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Denver Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,233 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,233
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 26
Gots: 65 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

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Ratings: 1,233 | Reviews: 579
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4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buzzarooski
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerCon5
3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DAS30
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bwbetts
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is crisp, refreshing, and has the perfect amount of hops in it.

Photo of Jamato14
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mirthrandir
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leantom
2.36/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Wow, this beer was bloody awful. Here goes:

A: Not looking good from the get-go. Murky, apple-cider brown. Very large solid particulates in the beer. On a side note, it does pour a massive head.

S: Like a (bad) homebrew. Smells like stale bread mixed in with some baker's yeast. Hops are average at best, and the malt is too grainy.

T: Terrible. Blandness followed by stale bread (from the yeast).

M: Extremely light and watery. Despite large head, the carbonation is nonexistent.

O: Drain-pour

Photo of Malty_Hopper
4.57/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice balanced pale ale that hits the spot.

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3.11/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rideguy64
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanielSolorzano
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, clear, deep, dark, amber/mahogany color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered that top of the beer.

Aroma: Pretty strong aromas of bready, toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked sourdough bread or pretzels, followed by some brown sugar and caramel, a touch of black pepper and coriander, and a touch of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Nice beer! Very tasty! Lots of bready, toasted malt up front, followed by lots of caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, some black pepper and floral/grassy flavors of clover and honeysuckle, finished with a touch of piney, slightly bitter hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and pretty effervescent as there is a good amount of carbonation. With an ABV of 5.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Good beer and tasty. Definitely worthy of the medals it has won at both the World Beer Cup (Gold in 2000) and the Great American Beer Festival (Gold in 1999 and Bronze in 2006). I’ll certainly get it again!

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3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.