Denver Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

1,361 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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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Amber colored beer with thin wispy head. Lacing is average.

Aroma is rather fruity, with notes of apple, grape and honey. Slight

Flavor is malt-forward. Sweet syrupy malt flavors are prevalent, with hops providing some spiciness, and a lightly contrasting edge.

Mouthfeel is okay. The beer's body is rather heavy considering the relatively low alcohol present. Finish is semi-dry, but the whole thing seems a bit weighted down, detracting from drinkability.

Overall, a decently balanced beer. Slightly heavy on the palate for my preference; I could see this benefitting from higher attenuation, fewer crystal malts, or both.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of keanex
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle dated Oct 25, 2011 into a pint glass.

A: Pours a crisp clean amber color with some carbonation coming up. A very thin off white head quickly dissipates.

S: Very clean citrusy/fruity smell, reminds me almost a little of apple juice.

T: Very fruity up front, very reminiscent of apple juice into a light floral hops. Very easy to drink.

M: Medium bodied with low amounts of sharp carbonation.

O: This is a very drinkable beer, though nothing spectacular. A lot of my friends who are getting into beers love this though so I would definitely recommend it for someone getting into beers.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very clear, dark gold brew with a fast falling head. Not much lace to speak of.

Aroma is nicely malty, sweet and bready. Faint kiss of grassy hops on the nose.

Taste follows the nose; a classic English-style pale that’s very balanced and not particularly hop forward. Bready, toasty malt mingles with grassy European hop flavors; modest bitterness, lightly sweet and fruity.

Easy to drink with a medium body, good carbonation, and a clean, crisp finish. Not super exciting overall but very well made and tasty. Quite sessionable, I’d think.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Denver Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 1,361 ratings.
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