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Liberally Hopped Pale Ale - Great Divide Brewing Company

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Liberally Hopped Pale Ale
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Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ArrogantB on 08-28-2008)
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Photo of MinorThreat
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at McLoughlin's pub in LoDo during the Democratic National Convention 2008.

I really should have gotten around to rating this one earlier, it was really good. I have heard rumors that this beer is a pellet hop version of fresh hop pale ale, I would not be all too surprised if this is true.

A-Decent clarity for a dry hopped beer. Rich amber hue, dense white head that gave way to a semi-oily skim. Great lacing.

S-Tons of citrus, a bit of evergreen and sweet fruits with a slight hint of sweet cereal grains.

T-Layers of hop bitterness and aroma are held together nicely with a toasty malt back bone. Aroma comes though in the palate.

M-Semi-oily, viscous but has a nice amount of gas to wash down nicely.

D-Very high, a great complex brew that is easily sessionable.

MinorThreat, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of tpd975
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Divide tap room.

A: Pours a nice amber hue with a solid one finger head. Nice retention with sheet lacing left behind.

S: Nice sweet malt aromas made up mostly of caramel. A liberal amount of hops were in fact added coming off with hints citrus and floral tones.

T: Very much like the aroma. Sweet caramel malt with a blast of C hops. Nice citrus flavor in the finish with a perfect amount of bite. They kept this one simple.

M: Medium in body, smooth with wonderful carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. A bit lighter than most GD beers but just as tasty.

tpd975, Nov 07, 2008
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Falling Rock. This was a special brew to commemorate the 2008 DNC. Both my friend and I suspected that this might just be a dry-hopped DPA but after tasting, I'm not so sure. It was orange with a sticky white head. It smelled faint and kinda like DPA. The taste however was a hoppy American pale, maybe cascade hops? Either way, nice to see local breweries doing one-offs.

ArrogantB, Aug 28, 2008
Liberally Hopped Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.