Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
P: Pours a light amber with a brilliant white 2 finger head.
S: lots of floral hops grassy overall delightful.
Taste: smooth a nice bitterness bite a touch of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: A nice overall smoothness to this fresh hopped pale ale.
Overall: another solid brew from the Great Divide folks just a great drinking beer if only we could have this fresh all year.
01-11-2012 01:04:26 | More by isaiahcutright
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Poured an attractive copper color with a generous white head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin layer of head across the top. The aroma is of grassy hops and smells outstanding. The taste is of citrus hops and is medium-bodied. This is a very good beer and very drinkable. I would definitely have this again.
01-10-2012 00:49:06 | More by biggmike
4.5/5 rDev +10%
A-Pours a slightly hazy, translucent orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves a thin layer of head that lasts the entire time. The head left some very nice lacing essentially the entire length of the glass.
S-Hoppy, citrus notes include orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Very strong nose for a pale ale, probably the best I've ever had for the style.
T-Hoppy, agressive flavor that is slightly spicy and herbal. Citrus hop flavor consisting of grapefruit and oranges with a nice graham cracker malt backbone. Great flavor, with the strongest hop presence of any pale ale I've had.
M-Thick for the style with just the right amount of carbonation
D-Through the roof. I could drink this all day. It is delicious and its abv. make it a session beer for sure.
Overall, this is the best pale ale I've personally ever had. My bottle date was October 3, 2011 so my only wish is that I could have drank this a couple of months ago so it would have been more fresh. I still believe SNPA sets the standard for the style but if this was sold in six pack form and readily available, which I imagine would be nearly impossible because of the fresh hops used, this would be one of my go to beers. Another great beer from Great Divide.
01-04-2012 20:21:24 | More by thegodfather2701
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle that was bottled on 9/28/2010.
Appearance is a hazy copper with significant lacing. I expected a dominating hop nose, but instead found myself noticing the earthy tones and a bit of citrus hops. Tasted sweet, citrusy, and more malty than I thought this would be as a fresh hop beer. Little carbonation on this beer. I wonder if drinking it while it was fresher would have given more of a hop impression. Regardless, it is an extremely enjoyable pale ale and something I'd buy again.
12-31-2011 05:01:33 | More by mfavoino
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.