Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.13/5 rDev +1.2%
dark urine color with fluffy white head. soapiness down the sides of an oily kind of feel to it.
smells bright and citrus-y, with a little bit of grass.
taste is the same, medium hop bitterness. grass, lemon, grapefruit.
I must also mention this has a best-buy date of December 29. good job Bevmo. again.
overall, it's alright but I cant say it's above 85 overall. maybe the date has something to do with it . . . .
01-18-2014 02:19:31 | More by pkalix
District of Columbia
3.94/5 rDev -3.4%
This beer doesn't have the hop punch you might expect from a fresh-hopped beer, but does make up for it as an extremely drinkable pale ale, perhaps a little on the malty side, which is fine with me.
A: very clear yellow-amber, carbonation bubbles visible as they sustain the foamy head that leaves significant lacing
S: caramel, honey in the malt, maybe a little grass, but nothing too strong
T/M: carbonated beginning with an orange-honey, mango sweetness on top of a grapefruit-grassy mouth draw. The tastes work well together, neither side overpowering. A well-balanced beer, but one that could use maybe just a little more hop bite.
01-12-2014 01:22:00 | More by cjgiant
3.63/5 rDev -11%
A- a beautiful golden amber with a creamy white head. Incredible retention and if lacing throughout.
S- a pleasant somewhat mild hop aroma. Hard to detect specific aromas. Some metallic notes on the first few sips.
T- mild just like the aroma. Was expecting more hop flavor for a fresh hop ale.
M- a little thinner but it makes it easier drinking
O-this isn't a bad ale but when compared to other fresh hops ales it comes up a little short. Best by date of 30 December makes me think this bottle is just past its prime. Will have to try it again next year.
01-05-2014 20:22:15 | More by delta490
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
A: deep ruddy gold. Head is rocky 2 fingers that dissipates to 2 mm full profile disk. some sparse lacing.
S: Sewery dank grapefruit, bitter citrus, some spicy yeast ester is peeking around the edges.
T: It's very smooth and bitter at the same time. Smelling is same as tasting here. malt is middling malt like caramel but lighter roast. Bitter citrus is yielding to minor piney notes. Complex. resinous on a ephemeral level, very mild.
M: creamy as all get out. carbonation reminds me of nitro carb. bittering hops are very present on final swallow. out breath is spicy hop citrus.
O: it is definitely a big fresh hop ale. Those dusty, dank resinous new hop notes present a nice complex hop brew.
01-02-2014 04:38:36 | More by Scrapss
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,251 ratings.