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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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Ratings: 1,368 |  Reviews: 597
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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Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of dsauter
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%

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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%

Photo of ReelBigwigFish
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

A: Translucent amber color with a minimal frothy white head. Good amount of lacing.

S: Very sweet malt, apples and pears, backed by a subtle grassy and floral hop aroma.

T: Toasted grain, sweet toffee, fruity, slight grassy hop bite. Very balanced, a lot more enjoyable than any other English pale ale I've had. Finishes dry and a little earthy.

M: Medium body, mild but good carbonation, smooth, very drinkable. The earthy/soil-like finish detracts a bit though.

O: Solid pale ale, not sure if I'd ever purchase this in a 6-pack considering Great Divide has so many incredible beers, but it was a welcomed addition in the variety pack.

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Photo of schillman
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of blakelive784
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass:

A - Presents a burnt orange or copper color. It forms a 2 finger white head when poured. Lacing and retention are both good. Looks very nice for a pale.

S - Caramel, light floral notes, cherry, and bread. Pretty mild aroma but inviting for sure.

T - Sweet caramel malt on the open, fruity esters throughout, with a solid malt foundation. A nice bitterness rounds the beer out and balances it quite well. Simple, but effective.

M - Heavier than expected, but welcome. Smooth and dry on the finish. Works very well.

D - Another solid offering from GD. It's idealy built, and well balanced.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of RoyalT
4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearnce – This is a cloudy, almost muddy, orangish-brown in color with a predictably explosive head that left a beautiful, even white film on the inside of my glass. It wouldn’t go away.

Smell – The English malt is evident here. There’s a light toffee character to the nose and the hops are leafy and subdued.

Taste – The English character is in full force at the taste. This is definitely an EPA if there ever was one. The wonderful toffee is present but not overpowering. The toasted bread is light. The hops are very bitter and refreshing.

Mouthfeel – This is a big medium-bodied and very slick in between the cheeks. The carbs are mild and just right.

Drinkability – If you are a fan of the style you will love this effort. This is a terrific drinker, well-balaned yet bold, with an incredibly smooth character.

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Photo of thebrood1987
4.54/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A very nice pungent citrus floral smell from the hops. Its like a sweet citrus fruit and its quite an amazing smell for a Pale Ale. Definitely not your typical aroma. The taste is very smooth, rich and creamy body with a cereal, bready malt sweetness. It then ends with the fruity citrus hops at the end with just a bit of a lasting hop bitterness.

This beer is so well balanced and definitely my favorite English Pale Ale. The nice pungent citrus, fruity hop smell made me think it'd be bitter but its less bitter than all the well crafted American Pale Ale's but has all that hop flavor. The hop flavor plus the body and mouthfeel of this beer makes it a unique pale ale amongst the sea of pale ales.

Its so easy to drink and matches up so nicely with the best of the best beers out there. Great Divide is such a top notch brewery even their Pale ale is a winner. Good beer from Colorado.

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