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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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1,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,254
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 120
Gots: 40 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10%

RyanMcAndrew, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

En29356, Dec 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

bpasquini, Dec 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

thirtyfourtwenty, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BeerBeast, Dec 15, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, copper-gold coloring, crystal clear with some carbonation bubbling, and a frothy, cling, off-white head that coats the glass as you drink. Aromas of wet, green hops, with cut grass, pine tassels, a subtle pepper spicing, and resinous bitter notes. Flavors are bitter forward, with a resinous background of pine pitch and subtle caramel notes, with piney, grassy, and subtle citrus highlights of lemon and grapefruit. Very well balanced and flavorful. Smooth bodied, but kept light and crisp with the carbonation. The aftertaste is resinous and bitter, and the caramel rich notes help to balance throughout. Awesome lacing left along the glass. The finish is slightly dry, crisp, and clean. Solid beer, and ridiculously easy to drink.

GarthDanielson, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

athomasPSU, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Geijerb, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

montereyjay, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

pmorris71, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

csmalley, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy orange with a white foamy head. Good head retention and quite a bit of lacing.

S - Some pine and wet earthy hops.

T - Hops are right upfront. Good amount of citrus - grapefruit & orange - follows the hops. There is a nice sweet malty backbone. Hops linger in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - Very balanced easy drinking pale ale.

TreyIsWilson, Dec 07, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BBD of 12/30/13. Pours a light copper with a nice head that laces well. Mild nose of pine hops with a citrus background. Light medium body with normal carbonation. Nice balanced hop flavor with grapefruit at the front while the pine claims the back end. Finishes clean with a slight residual bitterness of mostly grapefruit and then followed by pine. A sound beer that is well suited for those that desire a not too hoppy brew.

tillmac62, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

bcsbeer, Dec 05, 2013
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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pours a creamy and frothy head that dissipates quickly but still leaves some foam around the edges and clings to the glass. The beer is a clear golden amber. The beer has stronger malt smell than expected but the hop smell is not too diminished. The hops have a wet grassy smell to them and notes of pine resin as well. The taste is similar to the smell. The hops are much more grassy than the smell but still have strong notes of pine. The malt is not as strong as the smell and only slightly offset the hops with a sweet malt taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavy side with biting carbonation. The feel is smooth bordering on velvety. Overall, a very good pale ale and much better done than Stone's Enjoy By IPA. I'll definitely pick this one up next year.

HattedClassic, Dec 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Dylanjf, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

hsus0225, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

FriedSlug, Dec 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

DoomVM, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

intensify, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

linnymtu, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

BKBassist, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

inspektor, Nov 29, 2013
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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