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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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1,312 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 663
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 124
Gots: 53 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

riotontheroad, Oct 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

pveilleux, Oct 18, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (best by December 24, 2014) into a tulip.

A-The beer is darker than many of the style...sort-of a light amber. It is nearly clear with about two fingers of oily, clingy, light-tan head. Retention is pretty good.

S-The aroma is, of course, dominated by hop scents. I sniff some citrus (orange mostly, but some grapefruit too), mint, light floral notes, and light pine notes. The malts are mostly buried, but I get a bit of toast flavor.

T-The taste is more minty and pine forward than the smell. There is some floral character and a bit of citrus. I would call it highly bitter, but more herbal and vegetal. There is a touch of sweetness up front that mostly fades as the beer finishes. Malts are minimal with just a hint of toast again.

M-The feel is medium in heft with a bit of an oily coating. Carbonation is moderate.

O-This is a pretty tasty beer. I like how the hops are not overly juicy, but not overly bitter or harsh, either. The balance is well done and the fresh hops provide a unique aspect to the mouthfeel, in particular. A nicely done beer.

spoony, Oct 18, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -4.4%

T_Hass, Oct 18, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

Bottle best-by dated 12/24/14. Darker caramel color than I expected, with almost no head. The taste is predominated by caramel malt flavors, with some floral and bitter notes contributed by the hops. Not bad, but I would've liked to see the other elements of the beer be a bit more delicate to let the fresh hops shine through.

neurobot01, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.