Denver Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

BA SCORE
84
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1,357 Ratings
Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,357
Reviews:
592
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
12.13%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
138
For Trade:
0
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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

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MA08
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of SimcoeKid
3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travelguy
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aknalley
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.71/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of madelf66
3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaPan
4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.93/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yellow appearance, darker variety, thin white head, 1/6", lots of sediment going on here. Aroma was weak, woody, lacking hops.

Taste had the bitterness but lacked flavors of hops, crystal60 malt. Gritty. This seems like it came off the very bottom of a keg where that shit settles.

One of my least favorite beers from a brewery I really like.

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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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