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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

1,312 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 124
Gots: 53 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

sweisel80, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

dprophet, Jan 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

poppyjohn, Jan 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

TicoCali, Jan 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Joshgonzales79, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

gordonbeersch, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

slider, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

savagepm, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

captainbearcat, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

poogas, Jan 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

ygtbsm94, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -51%

Blargimus, Jan 12, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Pours a light amber with a brilliant white 2 finger head.

S: lots of floral hops grassy overall delightful.

Taste: smooth a nice bitterness bite a touch of sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A nice overall smoothness to this fresh hopped pale ale.

Overall: another solid brew from the Great Divide folks just a great drinking beer if only we could have this fresh all year.

isaiahcutright, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Nincombot, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an attractive copper color with a generous white head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin layer of head across the top. The aroma is of grassy hops and smells outstanding. The taste is of citrus hops and is medium-bodied. This is a very good beer and very drinkable. I would definitely have this again.

biggmike, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

qchic, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Cluker, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

UNCCTDawg, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Shilt, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

IPAylor, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a slightly hazy, translucent orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves a thin layer of head that lasts the entire time. The head left some very nice lacing essentially the entire length of the glass.

S-Hoppy, citrus notes include orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Very strong nose for a pale ale, probably the best I've ever had for the style.

T-Hoppy, agressive flavor that is slightly spicy and herbal. Citrus hop flavor consisting of grapefruit and oranges with a nice graham cracker malt backbone. Great flavor, with the strongest hop presence of any pale ale I've had.

M-Thick for the style with just the right amount of carbonation

D-Through the roof. I could drink this all day. It is delicious and its abv. make it a session beer for sure.

Overall, this is the best pale ale I've personally ever had. My bottle date was October 3, 2011 so my only wish is that I could have drank this a couple of months ago so it would have been more fresh. I still believe SNPA sets the standard for the style but if this was sold in six pack form and readily available, which I imagine would be nearly impossible because of the fresh hops used, this would be one of my go to beers. Another great beer from Great Divide.

thegodfather2701, Jan 04, 2012
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.