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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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joemcg22

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-29-2011 03:40:41 | More by joemcg22
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-28-2011 08:15:16 | More by fuzzcherry
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lazjuarez

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (650ml) into a tumbler. Bottle dated: Oct 17 2011

A: Pours a dark golden color with a burnt orange hue. About 1 1/2 fingers worth of an off white foamy head which dissipates rather slowly, but leaves great sticky lacing behind. Carbonation is coming off the bottom of the glass, very nice looking APA.

S: As soon as I opened it, my nose was overwhelmed with big citrus notes, lemon zest, and Lemongrass. Almost like fresh cut grass. Small piney resin and medium to light maltiness in the background as well

T: Taste follows the bouquet, middle of the tongue is where the hops make a presence, but then the malts come in and balance everything, making for a very quaffable beer.

M: Mouthfeel is medium; Carbonation is refreshing and well balanced. The piney resin along with the biscuity malts, give for a great medium bodied, but non-aggressive APA.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 06:39:49 | More by lazjuarez
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-28-2011 02:22:02 | More by Amp
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Tenente

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-28-2011 02:11:38 | More by Tenente
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fugitive

Greece

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle 650ml. Color unclear hazy orange with smal not lasting white head. Aroma malt ,extremely hoppy giving it notes of citrus and pine, grass. Taste sweet, bitter, citrus, long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 23:42:05 | More by fugitive
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-26-2011 21:54:37 | More by bluntedboywonder
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JGZ

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-26-2011 20:40:00 | More by JGZ
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-26-2011 19:12:14 | More by Dizbro21
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Jstark5150

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-26-2011 18:59:59 | More by Jstark5150
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coz

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-26-2011 17:00:44 | More by coz
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 20:55:40 | More by deapokid
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joelBfrasier

Colorado

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 16:29:07 | More by joelBfrasier
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thedoer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-25-2011 16:21:58 | More by thedoer
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-25-2011 13:58:40 | More by jenray
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2011 19:54:23 | More by mdillon86
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-24-2011 19:21:46 | More by nsmartell
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-24-2011 07:01:28 | More by twelveinches
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doof116

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-24-2011 03:44:46 | More by doof116
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rsuske

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-23-2011 20:18:52 | More by rsuske
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-23-2011 04:38:34 | More by Exiled
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-22-2011 17:59:30 | More by Rochefort10nh
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dannydetox

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am a fan of the fresh hop/wet hop experimentation brewers are experimenting with these days. There is a purity I detect with this approach, and while these beers sometimes lack the complexity of the more traditional hopping technique, I like the fact we get choices. The Fresh Hop Pale Ale has an orange-copper color when poured, and retains a friendly skim of head throughout my glass. Aromas are full of sweet pink grapefruit with some floral notes hiding in the back. I detect a bit of molasses sweetness on this one, too. Highly quaffable and refreshing with the expected bitterness. Does not totally dry the mouth, but I wouldn't want a pale ale to do that. Seems a bit maltier than the Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere but only just.

Serving type: on-tap

11-22-2011 04:19:48 | More by dannydetox
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jrutigs

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-22-2011 04:08:51 | More by jrutigs
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-22-2011 01:39:13 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.