Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,243 | Reviews: 657 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kolsch:
4.22/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Headkeepers, Greensburg PA.
Just tapped, no keg date.
Appearance: Golden amber with small cuspish of head. Kinda average to say the least
Smell: fresh cut hops, what else?
Taste: taste was a bitter up front hop assault giving way to a slowly building malt base. Hop taste stays throughout drink. Not bitter but exceedly hop forward. Malt took a back seat on this one. Out of many of the fresh hop ales I have had, this is the one of the best. We did a side x side comparison to SN Harvest Ale; Great Divide was the clear winner among our circle of hop loving friends. Fresh Hop ales should deliver a hop up front taste and this indeed did deliver.
Overall: I have been really disappointed with these so called fresh hop ales that are sooo prevalent today. This delivered exactly what I was looking for in a fresh hop ale....actual Hops!
Serving type: on-tap
11-12-2010 23:15:23 | More by Kolsch
More User Reviews:
4.73/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
The appearance is beautiful.a very bright orange with umber tones that has a beige head that is long lived and filled with nice large bubbles. Looking at the head from the top, after a bit of settling is almost looking at a slice of bread. The lacing is heavy and very complex in the patterns left behind.
The label on this one is spot on. Grassy and Bright are great adjectives fro this one. This is like a bottled spring day after the grass has been mowed and a light rain just passed and the sun is out. This is a very fragrant with the grassy-ness being dominant followed by pine, bread, spice, and hints of fructose.
The taste is far drier than I was expecting, which is not a bad thing. This just does not match the nose and was a rather pleasant surprise. I was expecting a lot more maltiness due to the nose. As one would expect the hoppiness is dominant and super fresh. The essential oils are still there in both the nose and the flavor with the hops having a sharp dominance that overpowers the dry malt with notes of citrus, bread with savory undertones. The finish is bitter and lingering.
The mouthfeel is just right for this brew which allows the flavors to coat the palate.
Overall this is extremely drinkable and interesting beer that I will definitely be drinking again.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 12:01:09 | More by AtrumAnimus
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.