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Fresh Hop Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,252 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 657
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 121
Gots: 41 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 10-07-2005)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Elfastball7, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of paulthebeerguru
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A: snifter. pours a crystal clear dark copper-ish amber color, with a nice off-white head on top. great retention level and very nice lacing.

S: wow, that is the greenest nose I have ever smelled. Huge fresh/wet hop aroma...I can't stop smelling this beer. I have put my nose to the glass at least 20 times before tasting this one.

T: wonderful crystal malts lay down a biscuity flavor which is very nice. big fresh/wet hop flavor comes about a second after you sip it. very "green" hop flavor. this is just a great APA.

M: medium bodied APA, with a mild carbonation level. very smooth, but the hop flavors are crisp.

D: very drinkable APA, especially if you enjoy fresh hops. Well worth getting, but I would obviously recommend drinking it fresh.

paulthebeerguru, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of bmmortale
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

bmmortale, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mrchrisray, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of timmy2b
4.7/5  rDev +15.2%

growled from consumers beverage in East Amherst NY.

poured a nice amber color with a nice white head, and had an awesome smell with the scent of pine and hops!

Feels light in the mouth and is very easy to drink! I would reccomend this as a nice beer to drink while watching football on a saturday or sunday as I am doing right now!

timmy2b, Nov 19, 2007
Photo of JeffreyJDavis
4/5  rDev -2%

JeffreyJDavis, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2%

Yabev15, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

dt_gbpackersfan, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of RaulMondesi
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%

On tap at Haven in Orange, CA.

Yeah buddy, like the sun burning a thousand rays, this one is on fire! Hot damn is this thang juicy! Like Aphrodite's honey nectar, Raul is feelin' it hard!

Smooth, supple, and clean like your mama fresh out of the Four Seasons.

Get it up and get it good.

RaulMondesi, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Jameswoody, Jul 21, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

A-Pours a totally,translucent orangish,amber with 2 fingers of dense,lasting,dull white foam that left gorgeous rings of lacing.

S-Lots of tangy grapefruit,floral hops,pine,orange juice concentrate,a sweet punchiness similar to a Peach Jolly Rancher and a touch of toffee malt and cracker malts.

T-More big citrus and stonefruit.Jammy,fruit juice sweetness,earthy/slightly grassy hops and caramel malt.Very nice and bright with some definite Simcoe qualities in there.

M-Tangy,bright and dry with a good balance of sweet,earthy and tart flavors.

O-Real nice Fresh Hop ale that I've passed over numerous times because of freshness issues.I was very pleased to find a fresh one.Didn't disappoint.

StlHopHead77, Oct 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

jerefreakinmiah, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

EigenBeer, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from 22oz bottle into Tulip.

A. Full 3 finger fluffy head. Thick lacing. Very good retention. Color is dark golden orange.

S. Hops. Citrusy, Piney hops. Touch of lemon zest. Very hoppy and floral. Biscuity malt smell.

T. Fresh hops up front. Piney Citus hops flavor. More biscuity malt flavor. Well balanced. A very tasty APA.

M. Medium boided. Medium carbonation. Pretty crisp.

D. Highly drinkable. This would be pretty close to my definition of what an APA should be. I like pale ales with a kick of hops, but not so much that it borders on an IPA. Damn good Pale Ale.

siradmiralnelson, Feb 14, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

Great Divide Brewing Company--Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Grassy--Citrusy--2008 22 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV--55 IBU's. (4.5 / 5.0) Pale Ale--Fresh Hop. Big dense rocky lacy head. No sediment. Clear rich bright thin amber color. Rich resinous grassy fresh floral hop front. Hop infused cloying grassy sweet caramel biscuit grapefruit ester tasty malty body. Dry rich hot hop spice bitter resinous citrus clean end. Sampled 10/23/2008. 4 @ $6.79 Each.

Great Divide Brewing Company--Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Grassy--Citrusy--Bottled On: SEP 23 2009. 2009-10 22 oz. Bottle. 6.10% ABV. 55 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Sediment hint? Rich dense lacy white head. Clear pretty bright orange gold color. Aromatic floral citrus grass hop front. Creamy mild sweet piney fruity grassy hop resin mild doughy crusty caramel hint body. Mild hop spice fresh clean sweetbread citrus hint end. Sampled 7/24/2010. 2 @ $8.25 Each.

Great Divide Brewing Company--Fresh Hop Pale Ale--Grassy--Citrusy--2010. 6.10% ABV. 55 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy dense lasting thick white head. Fizzy clear bright ripe peach amber color. Delicate grassy citrus floral fresh hop front. Mildly textured slightly creamy mellow sweet soft doughy caramel soft hop resin flavored palette. Smooth mild citrus hop spice end. Sampled 10/29/2010 from 22 oz. bottle purchased for $9.99 @ The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 10/20/2010.

philbertk, Jul 24, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Tumble, Nov 03, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +1.2%

This is from the early October, 2007 brewing and release, so it's very fresh. Purchased, consumed and reviewed on October 16, 2007.

22-ounce bottle poured at about 45 degrees into a Hefeweizen glass (to concentrate head and aroma) yields a huge off-white head that fades slowly to a rocky solid lid with tons of thick lacing, all over a clear light orange-amber body. Gorgeous looking beer.

Aroma has a surprising amount of malt: cracker, bread-dough, even a little dark fruit. The floral and citrus hops are there, though subtle; primary note is pine. Sweet pine, bitter pine and metallic pine.

Taste is crisp and cracker-y, with lots of hops immediately present: the pine notes dominate, the floral is mild, and the citrus is subdued and definitely in the background. Slight hints of pepper, marjoram and thyme. Interesting finish: as I inhale through my mouth, there is a notable "minty-ness" there, mostly spearmint. Fascinating.

Mouthfeel is delightfully rich at the same time it is refreshingly crisp, the obvious product of the abundant hop-oils.

Drinkability is high due to the relatively low ABV and the complexity of flavors.

This one does not play a one-note song. There is a fascinating complexity of flavors present, with the most notable being the mint. Does anyone else pick up on that?

Highly recommended. Another home-run from Great Divide.

This is

ColoradoBobs, Oct 17, 2007
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mweso2000, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2%

DrStiffington, Nov 03, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

A- pours a surprizingly dark copper color with a huge white head that fell slowly but gave huge lacing all over the inside of the glass. crystal clear body.

S- heavy citrus and grassy notes all over the place. great heavy hoppy charachter all over the place. light malty charachter. a little citrus character is there as well.

t- lightly malty at the start, then the hops settle in. the hops are strong but not as strong as i expected from teh start. theres a strong bitterness that slowly settles in slowly but the wet hop citrus character is very strong and i liked that alot.

M- full body with a strong carbonation with a lingering stickyness to the tongue

D- pretty good, really liked it.

Atron67, May 03, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

alexsergio, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

JandJMD, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

davet100, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

YalovaIA, Nov 09, 2012
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,252 ratings.