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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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aquazr1

California

3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark amber with an off-white head that lingers for a bit. Nice lacing on the glass left behind.

S - Has a decent nose, the hops lean towards pine & grass, but not overly complex.

T - Less hop than I was expecting, a lot more malt tones here.

M - Medium bodied beer with very little carbonation.

O - A good beer but I think I was expecting just a little more hop tones, especially in the taste, than what I got.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 22:55:40 | More by aquazr1
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2013 15:24:40 | More by smartassboiler
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-23-2013 20:04:07 | More by jaydoc
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-23-2013 16:25:23 | More by thebigredone
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-22-2013 04:02:25 | More by gr8zehaman
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NoHipTee

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lightly carbonated. Good color that is an amber golden. Smell is a very pleasant hoppy odor that teases the taste buds. Minimal floral hints. A real earthy simple scent. The taste is equally simple and straight forward. Just as I expected from the name. The hoppy bitterness is not compounded by further complexities. A delightful beer that is deserving of the name "fresh hops". I will be looking for this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 04:01:21 | More by NoHipTee
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-21-2013 18:41:10 | More by RobertJBeer
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-21-2013 16:19:01 | More by rbrefbeerman
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-21-2013 14:45:11 | More by garuda
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vfgccp

New York

3.69/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best buy Dec 30th 2013, opened Nov 20th 2013.

A - Hazy orange marmalade body. Mixed bubble white head settles into a sable crown around the rim of the glass. Surprisingly stable retention. Low lace.

S - Soft citrus, pine, melon rind, and fresh pumpkin. The pumpkin note ebbs and weaves, but when it's there it's almost musky, like scooping out a fresh pumpkin.

T - Dry cantaloupe, orange pith, vegetable funk, honey, waxy resin, and pine wood. Feels like something is off - might be a bad bottle?

M - Dry, smooth, medium-full frame. Low carbonation

O - Not terrible, but there's something either in the execution or unique to this bottle that puts the balance out of whack.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 01:07:34 | More by vfgccp
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Florida9

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-21-2013 00:24:15 | More by Florida9
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MattyBones

New York

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pores a nice copper color with a good amount of carbonation readily visible with a nice thick foamy head.

Smells: Getting mostly a grapefruit nose and a light grassy/earthy kind of scent to it.

Taste: A solid amount of citrus but the main pop comes from the hops. A very fresh hoppy taste with a slight...very subtle backbone of malts.

Mouthfeel: slick with carbonation, very smooth but doesn't linger for too long.

Overall: A pretty fresh tasting APA. You get a nice burst of hops but it finishes sort of empty. Once the hops hit the palate they are gone not too long after and there isn't much left to it. I like brews with a little more bite with a solid aftertaste. It's still a solid brew from Great Divide and I would definitely dig into another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 14:25:42 | More by MattyBones
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-19-2013 02:30:58 | More by doremite
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BeerMeInStl

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-19-2013 01:10:03 | More by BeerMeInStl
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 22 oz. bottle into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass

a: Clear amber with a huge three inch head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Pine and citrus hops

t: Hops up front but they are moderate and tasty resin/citrus. Relatively dry finish.

m: Light to moderate and smooth, but not the "glycerin" silkiness I have read it described as.

o: An exceptionally easy-drinking fresh hop ale. However, I still prefer the much cheaper SN hemispheres, so will probably not pay $8 for this again when I can get either of those for $5. Plus you get 3 ounces more with the SNs.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 03:53:45 | More by scotorum
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salthemonster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-17-2013 21:39:26 | More by salthemonster
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Train54

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 19:27:54 | More by Train54
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-17-2013 14:55:53 | More by timjim1327
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clayrock81

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a orangish golden hue with one finger head that left a lace ring around the glass. Fresh, floral, grassy citric hop smell with touch of sweet caramel and biscuits. The slightly breadiness and sweet caramel malt add balance and fullness (not quite chewey but definitely not thing) to a mostly floral/grassy, citric hop beer that isn't sharp or biting but still packs a punch. This is as close as it seems one can get to a hoppy IPA (or even DIPA) without making the hops so dominant that everything else is just outside the lines. Very enjoyable and sessionable beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 01:01:43 | More by clayrock81
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navin

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-17-2013 00:08:36 | More by navin
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yokken

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 17:30:04 | More by yokken
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rodney03

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2013 04:21:07 | More by rodney03
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Buster

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 04:19:56 | More by Buster
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2013 03:20:11 | More by BfloBrewHound
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2013 00:30:57 | More by Phillyz
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,236 ratings.