Denver Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,080
Reviews:
600
Ratings:
1,386
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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38
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Photo of RyanK252
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden straw with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces nicely.

S: Floral, light citrus, herbal and earthy notes, faintly fruity, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Floral, citrus, lemon, mild herbal and earthy notes, faint fruit, peach and apricot, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Pretty enjoyable and super drinkable English pale ale.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes 7/20/12: Pours pale amber producing a 1.5 inch lasting, off-white, frothy head that leaves nice sticky lace. Aroma is malty sweet, pound cake, caramel and honey hints; faint citrus and grassy hops. Taste is biscuit, light toast and sweet malt; nice floral, earthy and mild citrus hop balance and bitterness. Finishes dry. Produces a lingering, bitter aftertaste. Overall it is smooth and rich. Nice body and carbonation.

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Photo of pvibeer
4.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks clear copper with a small white head. Decent retention. Spotty lacing.
Smells like iced green tea with honey and lemon, grapefruit zest, and mineral water.
Tastes like lemon sparkling water, grapefruit zest, tart apple skin, honey, iced tea, toasted biscuit, and a hint of pine-scented soap. Clean and crisp, lightly dry with a brief touch of bitterness.
Feels a bit light, but not watery. Well carbonated. Goes down clean and easy.
A real nice APA. Refreshing and sessionable.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.42/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Turbo
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brewfocker80
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npdevil27
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Try-em-all
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

CAN nabbed at a Trader Joe's in Denver, CO:

"American pale." 5.0% ABV.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of shelby415
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDeV
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours very light in color. Little head.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Deets
2.58/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KLReed
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eagleyes
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.12/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste: Tart, wheat, big spiced, hoppy piney citrus herbal, notes. Same with nose. Pale Gold, semi clear with a sticky ring of foam on taster .Medium body.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am not the first reviewer to suggest that Denver Pale has more APA characteristics than EPA.
While the confusion could have been made because of its Looks and balanced Smells, its toasty malt quickly gets obscured by citrus and pine hops on the Tongue. While its body is thin, it is gently creamy... or at least not too many bubbles.

This is a nice sessionable APA consistent with the style.

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Photo of afinepilsner
3.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned May 18, 2017 so it's a little older than I usually get. Right on the cutting off point for me.
Pours a dull golden with peach flesh highlights. Small head. Slight citrus, lemon peel and grains on the nose. Muted citrus, lemon and orange, and malty graininess. Great mouthfeel, good drinkability. It's a solid pale choice.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

6/30...pours dirty blonde with active bubbles, and a foam filled white head. Citrus forward nose. Subtle pine. Mellow lemon flavored malt. Citrus bitter sustained. Nice mountain beer.

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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,386 ratings