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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

1,236 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,236
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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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
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syrupjoe

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a semi-hazy golden amber color with eggshell white head.

Nose is green, vegetal, dank, and slightly tropical fruity. Slight alcohol notes with mild maltiness.

Taste is sweet, light, and fresh tasting. Slightly perfumey, grassy, and definitely piney.

Moderate to low carbonation. Smooth on the uptake - this brew doesn't knock your socks off with bitterness, but showcases some pretty aromatic hops.

Crisp finish with a floral and citrus aftertaste. Overall a very easy drinking fresh hop brew that still satisfies a hop head's desire to be immersed in dank. Will drink again!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2011 20:09:48 | More by syrupjoe
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Sinewave

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2011 20:52:24 | More by Sinewave
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kojevergas

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on draught into a Great Divide stemgoblet at the Great Divide tap room yesterday. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and average retention. Colour is a textbook copper.

Sm: Hoppy, with very light toasted malt. A mild strength aroma.

T: Pleasantly hoppy without too much bitterness. Well balanced and built, but not bold or inspired. Simple but pleasant. Not too bitter, though the finish needs work. Malt-heavy for the style.

Mf: Smooth until the coarse finish (on account of the bittering hops), and wet throughout. Fairly complementary of the flavour in a general sense.

Dr: Quite drinkable, but largely unremarkable for the style. I wouldn't have it again. It's okay.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2011 19:29:09 | More by kojevergas
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-18-2011 14:13:42 | More by Bilco
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

12-17-2011 03:35:35 | More by trojankeg
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-16-2011 03:36:01 | More by mendvicdog
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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