Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
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