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Denver Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale

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1,226 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,226
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear copper in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small patches that are slightly thicker and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of biscuit malts with some caramel sweetness and citrus hops. There is also just a hint of some nuttiness.

T: The beer starts with a combination of biscuit malts and some caramel malt sweetness. That is combined with a little bit of floral hops and lots of citrus hops. Light amounts of bitterness that linger.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight hints of dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is enjoyable but not the easiest to drink - there is something a little different about the flavor and mouthfeel (especially for the style) that was not really to my preference.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mscudder
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint.

A - Clear orange tinted amber with a big, wide bubbled, head. Great retention.

S - Big biscuit malts with a touch of nuts.

T - Very complex for a PA. Starts off following the nose with some earthy flavors. Progression gains a bit of traction with some floral hops and a very, very slight taste of fruits. Concludes with a nutty, dry finish that leaves you desiring more.

M - Wet hops which I love alongside some dry (I'll call it wool-like) body. Strange and I cannot say I would desire one of these at any point in time, yet not undrinkable.

O - A unique pale ale that has a lot of exclusive characteristics. Not quite for me, although it makes me realize that aside from the formidable Yeti, not many of Great Divide's brews are to my liking.

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of sammo
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Myles
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of abcramer
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JRed
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.