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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

1,241 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 113
Gots: 39 | 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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Ratings: 1,241 | Reviews: 657 | Display Reviews Only:
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AlCzerik

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-30-2012 00:12:08 | More by AlCzerik
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IPx

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

03-26-2012 14:56:57 | More by IPx
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buckyp

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-23-2012 22:15:04 | More by buckyp
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augie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-23-2012 13:47:44 | More by augie
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-21-2012 04:35:27 | More by Mealhouse
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Hattie

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-17-2012 02:22:43 | More by Hattie
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jtd335

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

03-15-2012 11:07:34 | More by jtd335
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-14-2012 02:21:59 | More by kjkinsey
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Archemedies

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

03-14-2012 00:25:20 | More by Archemedies
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Kirby


4/5  rDev -2.2%

03-02-2012 17:17:34 | More by Kirby
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chodinheaven

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful and clear beer that is golden yellow in the thin part of the glass and a rich orange-amber in the thicker parts. A thick and foamy off-white head resides on top and dissapates very slowly leaving thick lacing with it. The smell is full of resiny and earthy hops, definitely grassy in character. There is a matching malt background, grainy in character with a nice caramelly breadiness to it. Lots of aroma and very pleasing and challenging for the nose.

If the freshness, or "wetness", of the hops is what makes this beer pop, then Great Divide should do this with all their pales or IPAs. The resin in the hops is evident with an earthy bite, but unlike some resiny beers, this one remains perfectly balanced. The resin flavors blend so effortlessly with the caramel and bread in the malt that you just can't wait for another sip. There is a pleasant citrus juiciness in the middle back, just before the bitterness and resin takes hold. The medium body suits it well, with a medium to high carbonation that helps prickle the tongue playfully with the hops. The only negative that I can see to hold it back a little is that its almost too clean in the front to middle of the palate. This split second of doubt is washed away the instant the bold and bitter but balanced hops hit the middle-back. The finish is quick and clean, but the aftertaste lingers on for a while with a fresh, clean bitterness.

This is a really nice pale ale and the type of hop really seems to make a big difference. The freshness adds a touch of that earthy, grassy feel while remaining juicy, citrusy and finally dry and bittering. Really good beer here, very drinkable and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 07:07:05 | More by chodinheaven
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bullywee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-21-2012 06:24:54 | More by bullywee
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-18-2012 17:45:55 | More by chrispoint
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poopsmitherson

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-16-2012 13:53:05 | More by poopsmitherson
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

02-15-2012 21:06:05 | More by sharpski
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kylehay2004

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 03:42:21 | More by kylehay2004
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 02:30:48 | More by Beer21
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hoserking

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-14-2012 00:33:36 | More by hoserking
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smokestack Glass
A ~ Pours copper/amber with fine carb. Light specks of lace. Filtered clarity.

S ~ Mango pulp, grass clippings with a stanky edge reminiscent of pumpkin meat & cat pee. Sharp hop aroma all in all!

T ~ Mango follows through with orange & lemon peel. Floral (Daisy?) & herbal, with loads of lawnmower clippings. Malty finish reminiscent of toasted wheat bread with honey.

M ~ Very grassy & herbal on the palette. Heat is light & it is very easy to drink. What is truly great about this beer is that that pale malt still shines through. Hops are not solo here.

D ~ Well balanced & extremely drinkable. Why is this not in Six packs?

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 00:28:10 | More by chocosushi
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-10-2012 07:47:00 | More by ltdantheman
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dwduncan2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-08-2012 16:17:55 | More by dwduncan2
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ChumleyX

California

3/5  rDev -26.7%

02-08-2012 02:59:26 | More by ChumleyX
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jaredseaman77

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

02-06-2012 17:19:06 | More by jaredseaman77
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-28-2012 01:14:02 | More by plumcrazyfx
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-26-2012 12:57:24 | More by ninner00
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.