Denver Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Denver Pale AleDenver Pale Ale
1,368 Ratings
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

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

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.32/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a copper/amber with a white head that quickly leaves. The aroma is a balance between the lemon zest and sweet but bready malt. Flavor wise is pretty much in line with the aroma as the first flavor that presents itself is that of some lemon, then comes the bready but sweet malt middle, and it closes out with a distinct dose of some hops. A nice medium body to this thing. A very solid EP that fans of pale ale's will surely like a lot more than me. For me, I can drink it happily but generally don't go out of my way for.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of coombuyah26
4.69/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a standard American pint.

At first glance, this isn't all that different than your standard APA. It's a nice amber color, but nothing overly glowing. Has a clean, white 1 finger head after the pour, but it doesn't stick around for very long. The appearance is the only thing that I find average on this beer. The smell holds little back: sweet, earthy hops right up front, but the malts get in there too. The same could be said for that first swig of it: more hops than it would lead you to believe right up front, but a really nice malty backbone that a lot of beers with this much hops seem to leave out. In fact, the balance on this one is really spot-on. The mouthfeel is a little thicker than your typical pale, with medium, foamy carbonation, but this beer is really very drinkable. I think the mouthfeel is really where it excels. Overall, this is my favorite standard pale ale. The 5.4% is hard to believe from a beer that packs this much hoppiness, but I don't think there's much that could get better about it. A staple in my fridge.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of EmergingZymurgy
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle into an Imperial pint glass. Had wispy, bubbly head three fingers tall that subsided fairly quickly into a small white coating that persisted. The beer is a clear, copper color. Lacing was moderate.

S: Smells of floral, earthy hops with slight fruitiness. Also smells a bit sweet.

T: Tastes sweet at the beginning with fruity notes at the end, my guess from the yeast.

M: Slick and light mouthfeel, with still some residual sweetness at the end. Wish it could be a bit drier.

O: I do enjoy this beer, but it is not one of my regulars. I drink it when I buy the variety pack. Still, it's above average and I look forward to drinking it when I do get it.

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3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Great Divide Denver Pale Ale is a boring, but not unpleasant pale ale. That is all.

A: Clear orange colour and a 5 mm head that lasts quite well. 4

S: Malty with some woodiness. 3.5

T: Malty with some earthy overtones. Crisp finish. Not much else happening. 3.5

M: 4

O: 3

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of beergod1
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sparkly, clear copper pour with a light but foamy white head and a solid amount of lacing all the way down. Very pleasant floral hops in the aroma, with just the right amount of sweet caramel malt behind it. Light caramel backbone with the bitter English hop presence. Smooth and dry on the palate, with a crisp bitter finish. Quite tasty and refreshing!

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,368 ratings
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