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Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,243 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 114
Gots: 39 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-07-2005)
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FLAbeergutinMASS

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess I am a little bit "over" IPA's. Recently, I have been finding them all a little monotonous. Fresh hop, double, imperial, to much of the characteristic profile is numbed down by irresponsible hop application. However, Fresh Hop, from Great Divide has enough nuts to break this cycle. Its' most outstanding characteristics are in its taste- nice cherry body, closed out by extremely well-placed hops. Drinkability at 6.1%, with appropriately placed hops, forget about it. For a mid-sized beer this is it!

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2008 01:16:54 | More by FLAbeergutinMASS
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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.