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:
#28,077
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
1,383
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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4.36/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a massive head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves good lacing

S: Some earthy, citrusy, and piney hops up front along with some toasted maltiness and a light sweetness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the earthy and citrusy hops and goes into the toasted and bready maltiness. Moderately bitter with a balancing sweetness from the malt. Finishes with lingering light bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A solid pale ale with a good balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Very easy to drink. Check it out if you're into hoppier pales

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,383 ratings