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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
92
outstanding

1,408 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,408
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 129
Gots: 78 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Basoos1, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Erik-P, Nov 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +7.8%

gfg0020, Nov 14, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%

jmalko, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

CUbeerfan, Nov 13, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -20.6%

Northtexan, Nov 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Ronan201, Nov 12, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%

da_beers, Nov 12, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -21.6%

ncelauro, Nov 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

sludgegnome, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I just picked this one up as a comparison to the rest of them. I honestly just became aware of Fresh hop beers this year. I don't know why it took so long! Anyway, this one is right up there with Founder's as far as I am concerned. I have had about 10 fresh hop beers this year and these were the two that stood out more than any.

Look: Beautiful, reddish bronze, a decent amount of head that leaves a nice level of lacing.

Smell: That is where it was lacking a bit, but had a nice mild hop aroma going on. Not as pungent as the Founder's but really that is the standard bearer.

Taste: The taste is much better than the nose would allow you to believe. Flowers, not too boozy, but just enough, it has that nice hop taste. Grassy and floral but a nice tartness that balances well with the mild amount of malts going on. This really is one of the better fresh hop beers I have had. No wonder Great Divide is a well regarded outfit!

Overall: My top two in fresh hop beers, I still think Founder's harvest edges this on out in flavor and aroma by a small margin. But this one is definitely a top notch beer.

humuloner22, Nov 11, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

macesq, Nov 11, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev 0%

Life-Love-Beer, Nov 11, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured a brownish reddish color...looks filtered and a big frothy 2 inch off white head. drinking out of a frosted snifter glass. a good looking beer. Not getting much off the smell which is odd coming from a bottle titled FRESH HOP, this did not smack me in the face like a stone enjoy by would for example. Getting some earthy soil like grassy hops....some pine..tad of sweetness, not much at all here. weird. Taste follows the smell to a tee...pretty one dimensional and straight forward, but not bad at all. grassy...leaves a slight bitterness on the palate after swallowing. very drinkable and enjoyable. Almost a session beer I would say. I feel like I went in thinking this was going to be a giant hop monster Double IPA. For a pale ale...this is good. Medium carbonation and slightly creamer in the mouth. very enjoyable.

Glennlawless, Nov 11, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -4.9%

Greels, Nov 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

RavenForBeer, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

KG710, Nov 09, 2014
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,408 ratings.