Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
Great Divide's Fresh Hop opens up with a very light citrus scent that coats a delicate caramel backbone.
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.
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.
Medium-light bodied with shmedium carbonation.
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
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
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
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.