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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

1,243 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,243
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 114
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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minterro

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2013 02:32:07 | More by minterro
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-26-2013 01:02:45 | More by petermethot
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vcoggins

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-26-2013 00:44:16 | More by vcoggins
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billymoe

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

11-25-2013 17:51:42 | More by billymoe
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BWH999

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-25-2013 14:42:19 | More by BWH999
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dailyminefield

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2013 01:38:59 | More by dailyminefield
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-24-2013 23:34:05 | More by timwardjr
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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
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.