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Denver Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale

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1,208 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 24
Gots: 55 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002)
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Photo of JRed
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear orangey amber in body with white bubbly head that fades. Smells of pine, citrus, slight nuttiness. Tastes of light nuttiness, pine and grassy, clean bitterness and then caramel and toffee to ride it out. Light in body with light carbonation. Malty pale ale that's well balanced.

Photo of Swigit
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of muhler
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of cdwil
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of thecheapies
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber body with off-and-running carbonation crowned with a meringue cap. Excellent lacing. 4.5

Floral hops, biscuity malts, and a sweet wet grass smell. 4.0

Light pine and herbal hop bitterness, whole grain bread, light dash of alcohol. A little musty/earthy. 3.5

Wet and wooly. Soft, but coarse carbonation diffuses an oily body. Brushy and bustling. 4.5

An average pale. One and done for me. 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma and Taste of biscuit malt, yeast, some fruity citrus notes and some floral citrus hops. Palate is a medium body slightly crisp mouth feel and some good carbonation. Finish is sweet biscuit malt, yeast, fruity citrus notes with some citrus hops on the end for balance with a bit of a nutty ending. Overall a good drinking a solid ale for this style

Photo of hagbergl
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of SickNukes
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of binx
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of StubFaceJoe
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Lincoln
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of OtsegoHive
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Fattsmagee
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of poopsmitherson
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of StaveHooks
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz served into a Great Divide Pint glass.

A - Hazy golden amber body with a massive cream colored head that creates rocky mounds. Giant chunks of swollen lacing left behind. The head never really goes away.

S - Dry nutty yeast, pecans, grassy and floral hops, sweet malts.

T - Woody and earthy barley first off. Some rustic toffee malt, yeasty, minty hop bitterness, pecan skins really come through and and dry out the palate.

M - Moderate carbonation, light bodied, slightly creamy

I don't know what it is bout this beer but I always love kicking this one back. It has a distinct flavor that seems to stand out from the rest.

Photo of dejrrma
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ChristopherBaker
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kryn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Swim424
3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into great divide pint glass

A-Pours a nice pale orange color with a nice small head that fell into a full white layer on top. Plenty of rising bubbles as well.

S-Smells great! Has a sweet malty scent bursting with a spectacular floral hop scent. The smell is perfectly strong, not to weak, not to powerful, filling my nose nicely.

T-Sweet upfront with a tad of bitterness, as the sweetness begins to fade in the middle, the bitterness begins to grow, finishing with a nice hoppy kick at the finish. I would describe the sweetness as sort of a citrus, floral flavor.

MF-Actually feels a bit thinner than expected. Still a medium body though, just on the thinner end. Nice creamy feel to it on the aftertaste, along with a hint of citrus. Well balanced carbonation.

O-This is a pretty good beer. I enjoy the bitterness a lot. Would prefer a bit more of a caramel body but this is still a damn good beer at a pretty nice price.

Photo of khargro2
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Codyk23
4.75/5  rDev +28%

Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.