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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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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%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-14-2011 15:27:30 | More by Jspriest
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Miamilice

Vermont

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 15:03:30 | More by Miamilice
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mater

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.2%

11-14-2011 08:59:09 | More by mater
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depechemode1983

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Copper in color. Head is off-white with moderate retention. Lacing is minimal. Slightly above average. I was hoping to see tons of sticky lacing.

S - Sweet grapefruit and pineapple up front. Undertone of caramel and flowers give a bit more depth.

T - Taste is very bitter. Grapefruit with a mix of lemon zest and a slight orange sweetness. Malts balance it out nicely with a bit of caramel sweetness.

M - Smooth and extremely soft with almost perfect carbonation. Very impressive. A bit airy in the finish.

O - A damn fine APA one of the better ones Ive tried if not the best. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 02:12:58 | More by depechemode1983
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diamondc

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on Sep 30 2011

A: Brilliant shade of copper, filtered, huge head and lacing that just won't quit.

S: Earthy and grassy. Candied pineapple and mint.

T: Thought this was gonna go overboard with hops, but the caramel malts balance the citrus/pine hops. Juicy. Definitely fits the APA category. Bit of an herbal-y bitterness at the end.

M: Light, refreshing, zesty.

O: A pretty good APA, one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 06:12:03 | More by diamondc
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,243 ratings.