1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

1,418 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,418
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 129
Gots: 80 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Fresh Hop Pale Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,418 | Reviews: 670 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of oldvines
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

oldvines, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev -2%

eawolff99, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

beergorrilla, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of DavidGross
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DavidGross, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/8/12

A: Copper in color with a big, sticky, pillowy, white head. Good lace and retention.

S: Grassy, fresh hops with honey-sweet malt.

T: Fresh, delicious hops balanced by sweet, sugary malt. One of the maltier/more balanced fresh hop beers I've had. Tastes closer to an amber/red ale. I'd love to have several bottles on-hand at all times during hop harvest season.

M: Very clean, smooth, and fresh but can be a bit cloying as it warms.

O: One of the better fresh hop beers out there. Wish I could have had this closer to the bottling date but it's held up well after more than a month in the bottle and a trip across the country.

Gatch, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of danoble1
4/5  rDev -2%

danoble1, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of tswater
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tswater, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of IdrinkGas
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

IdrinkGas, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of Ogre
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Ogre, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of durwood64
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

durwood64, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -2%

Zaphog, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

YalovaIA, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of Jason_Quad
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Jason_Quad, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of nloyless
4/5  rDev -2%

nloyless, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of brn9000
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

brn9000, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of noyellowfizzbeer
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

noyellowfizzbeer, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of Mister_Joshy
4/5  rDev -2%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of SFC21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SFC21, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of Gww1864
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Gww1864, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Chugs13, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of inlimbo77
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, bottle 10/5/12
The Bruery tulip

A: Pours a really pretty slight amber orange color. About a finger of white fluffy head. Looks like good carbonation with tiny bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. Some slight lacing.

S: Definitely getting that citrus hop aroma on the nose. Some orange peel, some slight pine hints. Clean grassy notes.

T: The flavor isn't quite as pronounced as the nose. On the tip of the tongue, nice bitterness. Getting that punch of citrus and orange peel. That bitter pine cone kick. Towards the middle of the mouth, the malt bill comes in to match some of the hops. You do a sort of fresh cut grass feel here. It's nice. Clean dry finish. Maybe some slight lingering bitterness.

M: It's a medium bodied ale. The bitterness makes your mouth water.

A very solid beer. Right up there in the fresh hop brews this year.

inlimbo77, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Tumble, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of ESPNman
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Stone IRS Snifter

A - It pours an almost crystal-clear burnt orange. Think University of Texas orange. One and a half fingers of eggshell-white head. It hangs around for a bit, giving way to some decent lacing.

S - Lots of floral hops, a bit of fresh-cut-grass, and some dank skunky weed smell. It smells fresh and dirty, all at the same time.

T - Much like the nose, a lot of that wet and sticky hops shining through. Very grassy, and very dank. A decent amount of malt balances it out with a subdued sweetness.

M - Pretty light on the palate, moderate carbonation. Not particularly aggressive, and somewhat creamy.

O - One of the better fresh hop beers I've had. It really hits that wet / fresh / dank note, but it's rounded out well with a floral hop backing.

ESPNman, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of TubbyDullard
3/5  rDev -26.5%

TubbyDullard, Nov 02, 2012
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,418 ratings.