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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

1,247 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,247
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 118
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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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
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -26.7%

01-25-2012 22:12:22 | More by KAF
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TheCrowsNest

California

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%

Aroma...
Great Divide's Fresh Hop opens up with a very light citrus scent that coats a delicate caramel backbone.

Appearance...
A brilliantly clear copper that affirms suspicions that dry hopping was avoided here because they used wet hops (this statement could very well be false). Long lasting head. Very little lacing.

Flavor...
A delicate grapefruit flavor starts out and fades into fleeting bitterness. There's about as much malt in the taste as there was in the aroma - you know it's there but it's not the focus.

Mouthfeel...
Medium-light bodied with shmedium carbonation.

Overall...
Fresh Hop is a sessionable pale ale that will also please the discerning beer lover out there. In a world of fist-to-mouth IIIIPA's (yeah, four Is) this is a nice break that offers a rare opportunity to reflect on the complexity that can be found in a pale ale.

01-24-2012 01:43:47 | More by TheCrowsNest
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BucannonXC5

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Color was pale honey. Decent amount of head, maybe 1 ½ inches. Frothy white lacing on the top. Bubbly gray film on the sides.

Smelled citrus hops with grapefruit and tangerine coming through first. Sweet caramel malts as well.

Tasted citrus hops from the beginning, which wasn’t surprising given the smell, but surprising for a pale ale. More grapefruit than tangerine here. Bitterness on the tongue after.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

I liked this beer and went back and forth on a host of ratings, but decided to settle on my initial thoughts. I’d definitely give it another go.

01-23-2012 06:39:17 | More by BucannonXC5
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thesaint6169

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%

Poured a nice amber color with about a 1 finger head. There was a slight citrus aroma and also a malty smell. There was a nice bitterness with a malt sweetness coming through as well. Got more pine flavors from the hops than citrus. It had about a medium body to it, not a very heavy beer, very easy to session.

This was the first beer that I've had from Great Divide and was very impressed and cant wait to crack open the bottle of Yeti I have in the basement. Fresh Hop was very easy to drink which is nice. You can easily have a bomber to yourself or split it with someone which is half the fun of craft beer.

01-23-2012 02:31:14 | More by thesaint6169
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

01-23-2012 02:01:28 | More by sweisel80
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-22-2012 00:29:47 | More by dprophet
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-21-2012 21:32:18 | More by poppyjohn
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TicoCali

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-21-2012 08:08:38 | More by TicoCali
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-19-2012 01:22:22 | More by Joshgonzales79
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danjohn1234

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-18-2012 22:08:57 | More by danjohn1234
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zenwatts

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2012 17:01:19 | More by zenwatts
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-17-2012 03:58:32 | More by whartontallboy
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gordonbeersch

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-16-2012 22:16:33 | More by gordonbeersch
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slider

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-16-2012 18:55:21 | More by slider
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-16-2012 07:53:42 | More by savagepm
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-16-2012 02:44:47 | More by captainbearcat
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poogas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-14-2012 05:21:13 | More by poogas
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-13-2012 03:44:29 | More by ygtbsm94
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FirstBrewsoon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-12-2012 21:05:14 | More by FirstBrewsoon
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.