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Denver Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-10-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Let's hope our Colorado brethren don't start clamoring for a new style, the DPA... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear amber topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises earthy and spicy greens, light leek, cilantro, mustard seed, and peat moss. ...Didn't see that coming, like a surprise roundhouse from JCVD. The taste is mostly a blast of spicy and salty greens (think a salad of cilantro, chive, parsley, and spinach, all drizzled with a chlorinated peppercorn dressing), though there is a backbone of mild biscuit trying desperately to bring things back to reality. No avail, I'm afraid. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, this is a strange and downright unpleasant (or, if I'm not being so euphemistically-inclined, nasty) beer. It's touted as a balanced and mild English-style pale ale, but it comes across as an oddly spicy and salty mess. I thought I got a bad bottle, but, upon talking with others who have had it from the source (on tap in the Rockies), it's clear this stuff is just plain awful.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this poured into a pint glass. Smell was understated with hints of malt, toffee, and slightly floral. The taste was less hoppy as you might expect from a English style pale ale, and there were nice hints of caramel and vanilla. The carbonation was maybe a bit more than I'd like but not too bad. The appearance is sort of a goldish-copper, and there wasn't much of a head. Overall, pretty decent.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark golden color with half finger head that settles quickly

S: bready Malts and a nutty aroma. I'm also getting a little cinnamon spice at the end

T: dominate malt flavor. Vet slight nutty presence with minimal hops to follow.

M: good carbonation, a little thicker then I expected. There's a nice sticky feel from the hops at the end.

O: this was a nice change for a pale ale. It has a good malty flavor and the oil from the hops give a nice mouthfeel but could have hit more flavor points

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Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,370 ratings
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