Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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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
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Bottled 10/03/11, sampled 12/24/11
Clear orange tinted gold with a nice frothy off white head that settles to a foam cap. Heavy lacing.
Hop forward nose that is balanced well by the malt. Citrus, mainly oranges, and some tropical fruit punch notes. Sweet caramel candy, bread crust.
Flavor is hop forward at first, mirroring the nose of oranges and fruit. Candy maltiness comes into the middle. Firm balancing bitterness in the finish. Nice full mouthfeel.
12-24-2011 21:02:55 | More by jculler82
4.47/5 rDev +9.3%
Pours a semi-hazy golden amber color with eggshell white head.
Nose is green, vegetal, dank, and slightly tropical fruity. Slight alcohol notes with mild maltiness.
Taste is sweet, light, and fresh tasting. Slightly perfumey, grassy, and definitely piney.
Moderate to low carbonation. Smooth on the uptake - this brew doesn't knock your socks off with bitterness, but showcases some pretty aromatic hops.
Crisp finish with a floral and citrus aftertaste. Overall a very easy drinking fresh hop brew that still satisfies a hop head's desire to be immersed in dank. Will drink again!
12-19-2011 20:09:48 | More by syrupjoe
2.9/5 rDev -29.1%
Served on draught into a Great Divide stemgoblet at the Great Divide tap room yesterday. Cost was $4.00. Reviewed from notes.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, fair thickness, and average retention. Colour is a textbook copper.
Sm: Hoppy, with very light toasted malt. A mild strength aroma.
T: Pleasantly hoppy without too much bitterness. Well balanced and built, but not bold or inspired. Simple but pleasant. Not too bitter, though the finish needs work. Malt-heavy for the style.
Mf: Smooth until the coarse finish (on account of the bittering hops), and wet throughout. Fairly complementary of the flavour in a general sense.
Dr: Quite drinkable, but largely unremarkable for the style. I wouldn't have it again. It's okay.
12-18-2011 19:29:09 | More by kojevergas
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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