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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

1,252 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 120
Gots: 41 | 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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Photo of syrupjoe
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%

Pours a semi-hazy golden amber color with eggshell white head.

Nose is green, vegetal, dank, and slightly tropical fruity. Slight alcohol notes with mild maltiness.

Taste is sweet, light, and fresh tasting. Slightly perfumey, grassy, and definitely piney.

Moderate to low carbonation. Smooth on the uptake - this brew doesn't knock your socks off with bitterness, but showcases some pretty aromatic hops.

Crisp finish with a floral and citrus aftertaste. Overall a very easy drinking fresh hop brew that still satisfies a hop head's desire to be immersed in dank. Will drink again!

syrupjoe, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Sinewave
4/5  rDev -2%

Sinewave, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
2.9/5  rDev -28.9%

Served on draught into a Great Divide stemgoblet at the Great Divide tap room yesterday. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and average retention. Colour is a textbook copper.

Sm: Hoppy, with very light toasted malt. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pleasantly hoppy without too much bitterness. Well balanced and built, but not bold or inspired. Simple but pleasant. Not too bitter, though the finish needs work. Malt-heavy for the style.

Mf: Smooth until the coarse finish (on account of the bittering hops), and wet throughout. Fairly complementary of the flavour in a general sense.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but largely unremarkable for the style. I wouldn't have it again. It's okay.

kojevergas, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev -2%

Bilco, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of trojankeg
4/5  rDev -2%

trojankeg, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of mendvicdog
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

mendvicdog, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +22.5%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Texasfan549, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of rmcnealy
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%

Served chilled in a traditional pint glass.

Poured a translucent, totally filtered light golden amber that produced a very froathy head which fleeted to a tremendously nice consistent lacey layer. Smells are of slight hop, freshness, slight undiscernable citrus and minimal malt. The smells are not very robust. The taste follow suits with a tad of hoppy bitter awesomeness. It has hints of earthiness to it. The tastes fade quickly leaving a dry bitter bite. A decent beer but it was lacking something. The bottle notes 'Grassy' and 'Citrusy' characteristics with 'Grassy' being triumphant. It did lack a bit of hoppiness that I look for in a good PA. A bit pricey at $6.99 I feel. It's worth noting that the bottling date is in early Sept. A few reviews I briefly overviewed mentioned October or later. Hoppy beers are better the fresher they are, in my limited opinion. Nonetheless, I'm glad I tried it.

Enjoy!

rmcnealy, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -2%

jak, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured into a pint glass from a 22 ounce bottle.

Pours a crystal clear deep orange/copper color with a thin laced head full of tight bubbles and a frothy foam. Citrus hops on the nose, fruity, piny tones, big sweet refreshing scents pouring from the hops. Sugary sweet citrus hops explode in the mouth, hop from front to finish, bitter lemony finish. Light bodied, high carbonation, clean, easy to drink. This is a mega hopped fruit filled easy to drink pale ale. Will come back to this beer again for sure.

gabedivision, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of cycoduck
5/5  rDev +22.5%

cycoduck, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Moredrinkin
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Moredrinkin, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

freduardo, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of valkyre65
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

valkyre65, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev -2%

Yabev15, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of gdkersey
4/5  rDev -2%

gdkersey, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of kornkid8600
4/5  rDev -2%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%

Thanks to bentwookie for this one! Bottled 9/30/11

A: Pours a clear copper color with a two finger white foamy head on top. Pretty good retention and sticky lacing left behind on the glass.

S: A little bit of citrus and some pine. There is a heavier caramel component than I was expecting. Some lemon in the front.

T: Maltier than I was expecting and hoping, possibly due to age. Lots of caramel with a little bit of lemon and a hint of pine.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks pretty smooth, slightly dry finish.

O: Not bad, would have loved to try it a bit fresher. Will look for it next time it comes out though.

mdaschaf, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mrshoes
5/5  rDev +22.5%

mrshoes, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

nmann08, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of HopStoopid120
4/5  rDev -2%

HopStoopid120, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of NCbeerpirate
5/5  rDev +22.5%

NCbeerpirate, Dec 04, 2011
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,252 ratings.