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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

1,249 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,249
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, copper-gold coloring, crystal clear with some carbonation bubbling, and a frothy, cling, off-white head that coats the glass as you drink. Aromas of wet, green hops, with cut grass, pine tassels, a subtle pepper spicing, and resinous bitter notes. Flavors are bitter forward, with a resinous background of pine pitch and subtle caramel notes, with piney, grassy, and subtle citrus highlights of lemon and grapefruit. Very well balanced and flavorful. Smooth bodied, but kept light and crisp with the carbonation. The aftertaste is resinous and bitter, and the caramel rich notes help to balance throughout. Awesome lacing left along the glass. The finish is slightly dry, crisp, and clean. Solid beer, and ridiculously easy to drink.

12-14-2013 01:03:12 | More by GarthDanielson
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athomasPSU

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

12-13-2013 19:39:12 | More by athomasPSU
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Geijerb

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-13-2013 11:35:51 | More by Geijerb
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montereyjay

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2013 05:01:17 | More by montereyjay
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

12-08-2013 18:51:10 | More by pmorris71
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-07-2013 16:29:49 | More by csmalley
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%

A - Pours a hazy orange with a white foamy head. Good head retention and quite a bit of lacing.

S - Some pine and wet earthy hops.

T - Hops are right upfront. Good amount of citrus - grapefruit & orange - follows the hops. There is a nice sweet malty backbone. Hops linger in the finish.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - Very balanced easy drinking pale ale.

12-07-2013 03:23:43 | More by TreyIsWilson
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.93/5  rDev -3.7%

BBD of 12/30/13. Pours a light copper with a nice head that laces well. Mild nose of pine hops with a citrus background. Light medium body with normal carbonation. Nice balanced hop flavor with grapefruit at the front while the pine claims the back end. Finishes clean with a slight residual bitterness of mostly grapefruit and then followed by pine. A sound beer that is well suited for those that desire a not too hoppy brew.

12-06-2013 21:07:20 | More by tillmac62
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bcsbeer

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

12-05-2013 04:51:02 | More by bcsbeer
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +2%

The pours a creamy and frothy head that dissipates quickly but still leaves some foam around the edges and clings to the glass. The beer is a clear golden amber. The beer has stronger malt smell than expected but the hop smell is not too diminished. The hops have a wet grassy smell to them and notes of pine resin as well. The taste is similar to the smell. The hops are much more grassy than the smell but still have strong notes of pine. The malt is not as strong as the smell and only slightly offset the hops with a sweet malt taste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but on the heavy side with biting carbonation. The feel is smooth bordering on velvety. Overall, a very good pale ale and much better done than Stone's Enjoy By IPA. I'll definitely pick this one up next year.

12-05-2013 01:31:45 | More by HattedClassic
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2013 01:01:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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Dylanjf

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

12-05-2013 00:26:33 | More by Dylanjf
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hsus0225

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

12-04-2013 16:53:02 | More by hsus0225
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

12-04-2013 02:21:27 | More by FriedSlug
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DoomVM

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2013 21:43:53 | More by DoomVM
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intensify

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-03-2013 06:34:19 | More by intensify
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NooseJustice

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2013 18:09:33 | More by NooseJustice
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

11-30-2013 02:45:23 | More by linnymtu
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

11-30-2013 02:01:10 | More by BKBassist
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inspektor

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2013 12:27:18 | More by inspektor
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avisong

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-29-2013 01:36:41 | More by avisong
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EnthusedAboutBeer

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-28-2013 07:25:10 | More by EnthusedAboutBeer
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Archimetez

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-28-2013 06:13:04 | More by Archimetez
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tednkelly

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-27-2013 23:57:32 | More by tednkelly
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ramblinwreck101

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-27-2013 23:55:00 | More by ramblinwreck101
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,249 ratings.