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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

1,242 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,242
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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Cluker

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-08-2012 01:28:37 | More by Cluker
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-07-2012 02:41:28 | More by UNCCTDawg
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Shilt

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-05-2012 00:37:12 | More by Shilt
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IPAylor

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-04-2012 20:30:44 | More by IPAylor
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a slightly hazy, translucent orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves a thin layer of head that lasts the entire time. The head left some very nice lacing essentially the entire length of the glass.

S-Hoppy, citrus notes include orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Very strong nose for a pale ale, probably the best I've ever had for the style.

T-Hoppy, agressive flavor that is slightly spicy and herbal. Citrus hop flavor consisting of grapefruit and oranges with a nice graham cracker malt backbone. Great flavor, with the strongest hop presence of any pale ale I've had.

M-Thick for the style with just the right amount of carbonation

D-Through the roof. I could drink this all day. It is delicious and its abv. make it a session beer for sure.

Overall, this is the best pale ale I've personally ever had. My bottle date was October 3, 2011 so my only wish is that I could have drank this a couple of months ago so it would have been more fresh. I still believe SNPA sets the standard for the style but if this was sold in six pack form and readily available, which I imagine would be nearly impossible because of the fresh hops used, this would be one of my go to beers. Another great beer from Great Divide.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 20:21:24 | More by thegodfather2701
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-04-2012 12:40:33 | More by ohtheguilt
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-04-2012 04:56:31 | More by RandyBoBandy
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BRLockwood

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

01-02-2012 03:50:05 | More by BRLockwood
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Rob315

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10%

01-02-2012 00:42:35 | More by Rob315
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mfavoino

Washington

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle that was bottled on 9/28/2010.

Appearance is a hazy copper with significant lacing. I expected a dominating hop nose, but instead found myself noticing the earthy tones and a bit of citrus hops. Tasted sweet, citrusy, and more malty than I thought this would be as a fresh hop beer. Little carbonation on this beer. I wonder if drinking it while it was fresher would have given more of a hop impression. Regardless, it is an extremely enjoyable pale ale and something I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 05:01:33 | More by mfavoino
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kenzak

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-31-2011 04:13:52 | More by kenzak
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jilly425

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-30-2011 02:26:26 | More by jilly425
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Pieless

Alabama

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2011 20:07:03 | More by Pieless
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-29-2011 18:28:31 | More by BrewtalAlement
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2011 10:07:15 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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Stiggy

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-29-2011 02:28:03 | More by Stiggy
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-27-2011 21:48:37 | More by CSQ1111
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jm1229

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-27-2011 11:32:46 | More by jm1229
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-27-2011 01:53:15 | More by OBIrish24
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10/03/11, sampled 12/24/11

Clear orange tinted gold with a nice frothy off white head that settles to a foam cap. Heavy lacing.

Hop forward nose that is balanced well by the malt. Citrus, mainly oranges, and some tropical fruit punch notes. Sweet caramel candy, bread crust.

Flavor is hop forward at first, mirroring the nose of oranges and fruit. Candy maltiness comes into the middle. Firm balancing bitterness in the finish. Nice full mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2011 21:02:55 | More by jculler82
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

12-24-2011 07:31:13 | More by jophish17
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DocBrass

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-22-2011 00:17:57 | More by DocBrass
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jivecap

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-21-2011 00:37:50 | More by jivecap
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-20-2011 03:25:17 | More by ROGUE16
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-19-2011 20:39:01 | More by jsurfs82
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.