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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,896
Reviews:
597
Ratings:
1,371
pDev:
12.13%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
143
Trade:
0
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Photo of BLiberatore
4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of IckyT2012
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KLHBB
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at a local bar and grille. Pours a hazy straw color, good lacing. Smell and taste of grapefruit, hops, tropical fruit. Light to medium mouthfeel, very refreshing, good. PS I just ran a race and this hits the spot.

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Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benl7217
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Quesophresco
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mklmcgrew
3.54/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Parmesan
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L: Slightly Hazy straw gold color with a creamy white head and rings of thick lacing around the glass.

S: Sweet cereal, slight note of citrus fruit and tropical fruit, but very light hop aroma for a pale ale.

T: Strong hop bitterness, with little hop flavor. cereal grain and malt.

F: Medium body and high carbonation.

O: A pretty bland pale ale compared to some of them.

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

Photo of bwood06
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap at a local barbecue place that my buddy and I hit up in Denver recently. It sounded interesting, without the normal "IPA "or just simply "Pale Ale" tags in the name. Mad me curious as to what it was all about. This beer features a white, frothy, thick head that that dissipates rather slowly to a rocky layer that is retained for quite some time. The beer itself is clear and a light golden amber color with moderate carbonation easily visible. 4/5 The aroma is very much on the hoppy side of things with notes of grapefruit, citrus peel, and tangerine really coming out. These notes also come across quite sweet as well but as noticeable hoppy. There is a bit of fresh white bread that makes an appearance but this is mainly as an undertone. 3.75/5 The flavor is led off with a light grainy sweetness and unsweetened cereal. There is possibly an undertone of caramel, but it is not much of one. The hops really come out at this point in time with grapefruit, tangerine, and orange peel coming out very strongly while also providing a fruity sweetness. The bitterness is moderate and lingers for quite some time after swallowing. 4/5 The mouthfeel is fairly light and crisp with light dryness but no lingering dryness (surprisingly). There is a light carbonation burn up front but this quickly disappears. 3.75/5 This is really an enjoyable beer, albeit not one that completely wows me. Very well executed and layered with varying aromas and flavors. It is interesting that a pale ale named after a city which helped start the pale ale craze in the US with pine forward hops, uses tropical and citrus flavored hops for its beer. 4/5

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
3.24/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Blazer22
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Buannaich
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of undergroundboy
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! The first beer I tried in Colorado

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

Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,371 ratings
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