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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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1,304 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,304
Reviews: 662
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 124
Gots: 52 | 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 kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single finger head with nice lacing on a golden with amber tones hazy body. This one is very aromatous, with citrus mostly pineapple with hops and a subtle pine note. The taste is a bit of a let down. Mostly a musty hop flavor withe a soapy finish. Actually a little plain. Maybe I was expecting too much from a pale ale. Very drinkable and smooth. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

kylehay2004, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of roger617
4/5  rDev -2%

roger617, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of younger35
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received the beaut in a trade with stopbarking. This will be my first taste of a brew by Great Divide, although I have 2 others sitting in the “cellar”. Drank out of my Deschutes Black Butte Porter pint glass.

Appearance- Pours a nice orange yellow with hints of a pinkish red. Decent one finger off white head forms that is fluffy and glistening. Maintains a nice cap and collar for the duration of the brew that leaves a bit of ring like lacing.
Smell- Lot’s of citrus fruit goodness here. Lemon zest, orange and a boat load of grapefruit pop out of the glass. A bit of malt does show with very candy like caramel goodness.
Taste- As hoppy and aggressive as the nose. Starts the same way as it smells with lots of grapefruit and orange. A bit of very earthy, pine makes it’s way through as well. Some malt sweetness does show reminding me a bit of caramel corn. Finishes semi sweet that slowly gives way to lots of bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Slick and oily with a nice full feel. Nice medium carbonation.
Drinkability- This is a really nice beer. It’s really similar to Deschutes Hop Trip with a bit more bitterness. If I had to pick one, I’d probably go with the Hop Trip (just biased probably). This is a great beer though that you need to pick up while it’s still fresh. Thanks again to stopbarking!

younger35, Nov 06, 2007
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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,304 ratings.