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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
92
outstanding

1,447 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,447
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 130
Gots: 87 | 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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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I just picked this one up as a comparison to the rest of them. I honestly just became aware of Fresh hop beers this year. I don't know why it took so long! Anyway, this one is right up there with Founder's as far as I am concerned. I have had about 10 fresh hop beers this year and these were the two that stood out more than any.

Look: Beautiful, reddish bronze, a decent amount of head that leaves a nice level of lacing.

Smell: That is where it was lacking a bit, but had a nice mild hop aroma going on. Not as pungent as the Founder's but really that is the standard bearer.

Taste: The taste is much better than the nose would allow you to believe. Flowers, not too boozy, but just enough, it has that nice hop taste. Grassy and floral but a nice tartness that balances well with the mild amount of malts going on. This really is one of the better fresh hop beers I have had. No wonder Great Divide is a well regarded outfit!

Overall: My top two in fresh hop beers, I still think Founder's harvest edges this on out in flavor and aroma by a small margin. But this one is definitely a top notch beer.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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.

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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!

Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,447 ratings.