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Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale

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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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Reviews by timtheenchanta:
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timtheenchanta

South Carolina

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

Beautiful clear liquid with carbonation bubbles constantly rising from the bottom of the glass. Rocky offwhite head with sticky thin lines of lace and a slightly subpar retention. Not bad but not as great as I expected.

Is this really a pale ale? That's a whole lot of hops for a pale ale. This one is very resiny with very fruity and grassy hops massaging my nose.

Quickly biting hop flavor that's a tad weaker than the hops in the nose. The taste and palate are quite a bit more in balance than the nose. A tad disappointing but nothing to ruin anyones day. A lot grassier hops in the the taste than in the hops. They're almost duller but still very good. There's a malty balance that is comparable to milk that's been warmed up in the microwave to help one get to sleep. Maybe it's more like a coffee and milk mixture that's 75% milk. Either way it's like a roasted milk taste. This is a great brew though. Glad I got to try this one.

I feel this beer deserves a five on drinkability as I would love to have this as my everyday pale ale but alas, the paradox remains that you can't really have a beer that tastes freshly hopped all year, can you? I'll give it a five anyway though because it's very very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2006 04:48:34 | More by timtheenchanta
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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.