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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

1,248 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,248
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 118
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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-20-2011 04:06:24 | More by brandoman63
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-19-2011 04:29:58 | More by DoctorB2B
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lakersfan16

Alaska

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-19-2011 01:31:31 | More by lakersfan16
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Phelps

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Enjoyed in a tulip, Fresh Hop is brewed with Northwestern whole cone hops shipped to Denver overnight.

Tangerine, with a soft chill haze. The head is feathery, thin and white, only about a quarter inch tall but very sticky. A thick ring sticks around for a long while and leaves webs of lace.

Bright, piney, grassy nose. Orange peel, some crackers and honey emerge upon deeper investigation. Very resinous.

In the flavor, the hops take on a solvent, almost soapy quality with fairly high bitterness for the flavor they deliver. A subtle, crackery note lends soft sweetness. Smooth and resinous, with a crisp finish.

Light and massaging carb. Silky fizziness. Medium-light body. Just a hint of hot alcohol fumes.

Great Divide’s Fresh Hop is resinous, but there might not be enough base malt flavor to back it up. It’s a well-hopped pale ale, but without much sweetness, the hops become too powerful for my tastes.

11-18-2011 21:19:23 | More by Phelps
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DavidST

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass, bottled on date of Sep 30, 2011. This pours a golden color with a nice off white held which leaves a nice lacing. The smells are of hops, citrus, pine, grassy with a little caramel malts. The feels are medium with a nice mouth coating hop bitterness. The taste is great a mouthful of bitter hops the same taste as the smells, great stuff.

11-18-2011 02:50:04 | More by DavidST
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schillman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-18-2011 01:28:47 | More by schillman
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-17-2011 23:57:56 | More by THECPJ
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-17-2011 23:49:58 | More by Lantern
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DeSoto

Texas

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-17-2011 15:41:08 | More by DeSoto
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Bugsey

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -26.7%

A nice pale ale, but a little over the top on the hop bitterness. Compared to a Sierra Nevada or Dale's Pale Ale, this one has more of bitter bite. Now that's a personal preference, but I prefer something more balanced and less jarring. So I'll stick with Sierra and Dale's for this beer style.

11-17-2011 15:28:57 | More by Bugsey
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LSUPT

California

3/5  rDev -26.7%

11-17-2011 06:52:19 | More by LSUPT
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Burt

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-17-2011 00:39:38 | More by Burt
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bastu

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

11-16-2011 19:55:34 | More by bastu
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jeffthepony

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2011 16:49:50 | More by jeffthepony
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-16-2011 03:43:31 | More by virinow
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -10.8%

Poured into a snifter.

4.5 A: Clear light/medium orange color. Two fingers of white, dense frothy head. Retention is good and plenty of lacing is left behind.

4.0 S: Dank grassy and citrusy hops, with emphasis on orange and mango. Clean overall with a balancing neutral maltiness and a touch of crystal malt.

3.5 T: Good, but the hops don't pop as much as I had hoped. Grassy, earthy, and orange citrus with a touch of pine. Malts play a larger part in the taste. Moderate sweetness with an equal breadines and some crystal malt to a lesser extent. Moderate bitterness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Moderately creamy, but I could go for some more. Smooth.

3.5 D: I used the word "moderate" a lot in this review and it's only fair to call this beer "moderate" overall. Nothing really stands out, but it is still a solid brew.

11-16-2011 01:21:35 | More by DavoleBomb
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-15-2011 23:54:49 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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modernartblues

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2011 22:11:13 | More by modernartblues
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ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-15-2011 14:37:26 | More by ColSanders123
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IpeeA

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-15-2011 03:26:09 | More by IpeeA
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Yoshio

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.2%

11-15-2011 00:42:45 | More by Yoshio
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

11-14-2011 22:40:30 | More by Elfastball7
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 21:03:31 | More by sbricker
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bentwookie

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 20:41:36 | More by bentwookie
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 16:45:34 | More by seanwhite
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,248 ratings.