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Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 129
Gots: 78 | 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 Glennlawless
3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brownish reddish color...looks filtered and a big frothy 2 inch off white head. drinking out of a frosted snifter glass. a good looking beer. Not getting much off the smell which is odd coming from a bottle titled FRESH HOP, this did not smack me in the face like a stone enjoy by would for example. Getting some earthy soil like grassy hops....some pine..tad of sweetness, not much at all here. weird. Taste follows the smell to a tee...pretty one dimensional and straight forward, but not bad at all. grassy...leaves a slight bitterness on the palate after swallowing. very drinkable and enjoyable. Almost a session beer I would say. I feel like I went in thinking this was going to be a giant hop monster Double IPA. For a pale ale...this is good. Medium carbonation and slightly creamer in the mouth. very enjoyable.

Glennlawless, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of Greels
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

Greels, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev -2%

RavenForBeer, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of KG710
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

KG710, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of logicalparadox
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Beautiful head. Tasty! Spot on, fresh, grassy hop profile. Hops are aggressive, but not overwhelming. Bitterness has some bite, but without biting your head off. Complex herbal and botanical notes, with citrust and grapefruit notes adding brightness and zing. A great beer! Get it fresh and on tap!

logicalparadox, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of therealsikes
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

therealsikes, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of OKFine
3.72/5  rDev -8.8%

OKFine, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ThrewRedButter, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of Apellonious
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, best by 12/30/2014, poured into a tulip glass.

A - A ruby, orange, brown mix, with a one finger head that moves quickly a thin semi frothy lace.

S - Grass, pine, slight onion

T - The taste is very similar, it seems like you can taste the hop oils. Not as much malt balance as I was expecting. There is some peppery spice on the finish.

M - Very crisp, light bodied, but it still coats the tongue.

O - An enjoyable offering. If you are into pine and grass, this will serve you well.

Apellonious, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of surfcaster
4/5  rDev -2%

surfcaster, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

phishterrrrrrr88, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of nodder
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nodder, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of EF4
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

EF4, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of BeerMeBro720
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

BeerMeBro720, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of Shnanign
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Shnanign, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of j0hnc2468
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

j0hnc2468, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of hopperjones
4/5  rDev -2%

hopperjones, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of KornWallace
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Date: 11/4/14
Location: Halftime Mamaroneck
Draught/Bottle: 650ml Brown Bottle
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Darker in appearance then any of the other Wet hopped beers I'm trying, dark Golden to Amber in color. Big fluffy white head that has little retention and remains as nothing more then a whisp on the top of the beer.
Aroma: Big Grassy, earthy, wet hay, wet hopped feature absolutely strikes me at the onset. I have trouble getting passed it but I get some grapefruit and mango. Caramel and pale malts provide a slightly toasted and bread crust aroma.
Taste: The tartness is quite mild and beyond the hop flavors what I'm surprised by is the amount of caramel malt I taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, Medium carbonation. This beer contains only a minimal bitterness and dryness.

Notes: Drink by 12/24/14

KornWallace, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

1Sundown2C, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of HopsSlayer
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

HopsSlayer, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev -2%

Belittle, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of bcoyle
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

bcoyle, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of slengteng
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%

slengteng, Nov 04, 2014
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.