Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
P: Pours a light amber with a brilliant white 2 finger head.
S: lots of floral hops grassy overall delightful.
Taste: smooth a nice bitterness bite a touch of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: A nice overall smoothness to this fresh hopped pale ale.
Overall: another solid brew from the Great Divide folks just a great drinking beer if only we could have this fresh all year.
01-11-2012 01:04:26 | More by isaiahcutright
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Poured an attractive copper color with a generous white head that dissipated slowly leaving a thin layer of head across the top. The aroma is of grassy hops and smells outstanding. The taste is of citrus hops and is medium-bodied. This is a very good beer and very drinkable. I would definitely have this again.
01-10-2012 00:49:06 | More by biggmike
4.5/5 rDev +10%
A-Pours a slightly hazy, translucent orange with a thick, rocky, off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves a thin layer of head that lasts the entire time. The head left some very nice lacing essentially the entire length of the glass.
S-Hoppy, citrus notes include orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest. Very strong nose for a pale ale, probably the best I've ever had for the style.
T-Hoppy, agressive flavor that is slightly spicy and herbal. Citrus hop flavor consisting of grapefruit and oranges with a nice graham cracker malt backbone. Great flavor, with the strongest hop presence of any pale ale I've had.
M-Thick for the style with just the right amount of carbonation
D-Through the roof. I could drink this all day. It is delicious and its abv. make it a session beer for sure.
Overall, this is the best pale ale I've personally ever had. My bottle date was October 3, 2011 so my only wish is that I could have drank this a couple of months ago so it would have been more fresh. I still believe SNPA sets the standard for the style but if this was sold in six pack form and readily available, which I imagine would be nearly impossible because of the fresh hops used, this would be one of my go to beers. Another great beer from Great Divide.
01-04-2012 20:21:24 | More by thegodfather2701
3.95/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bottle that was bottled on 9/28/2010.
Appearance is a hazy copper with significant lacing. I expected a dominating hop nose, but instead found myself noticing the earthy tones and a bit of citrus hops. Tasted sweet, citrusy, and more malty than I thought this would be as a fresh hop beer. Little carbonation on this beer. I wonder if drinking it while it was fresher would have given more of a hop impression. Regardless, it is an extremely enjoyable pale ale and something I'd buy again.
12-31-2011 05:01:33 | More by mfavoino
4.5/5 rDev +10%
Bottled 10/03/11, sampled 12/24/11
Clear orange tinted gold with a nice frothy off white head that settles to a foam cap. Heavy lacing.
Hop forward nose that is balanced well by the malt. Citrus, mainly oranges, and some tropical fruit punch notes. Sweet caramel candy, bread crust.
Flavor is hop forward at first, mirroring the nose of oranges and fruit. Candy maltiness comes into the middle. Firm balancing bitterness in the finish. Nice full mouthfeel.
12-24-2011 21:02:55 | More by jculler82
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,247 ratings.