Fresh Hop Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.06/5
Exceptional
1,609 Ratings
Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
greatdivide.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,441
Reviews:
696
Ratings:
1,609
pDev:
9.85%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
144
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,609 |  Reviews: 696
Photo of caahare
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The clear dark golden colored beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 3/4” fluffy white head that slowly recedes to a thin cap the then becomes an irregular island on the surface of the liquid while leaving lots of foam and lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates some scattered patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas are light flowery, grassy and grapefruit against a background of some caramel malt.

The flavors have a clean and fresh flowery, grassy character that goes well with the bitterness from the grapefruit zest. The malt backbone and its bit of sweetness are noticeable but stay in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly prickly from the light persistent finely bubbled carbonation. The long finish begins as the malt and its sweetness recede even further into the background as the bitterness from the grapefruit zest moves toward the back of the palate and then slowly fades to a dry persistent bitterness at the end.

Overall a beer worth trying and one I’d be willing to have again if offered, but that said I’ll not be going out of my way to do a repeat.

 1,112 characters

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Great Divide cervoise glass.

Look: Dirty sunburnt golden straw colored body under a rocky, light khaki sea foam head that takes a long time to recede (still waiting) that leaves the entire glass covered in bubbly foam.

Aroma: Sweet malts and fresh pine combine to form a sort of fresh evergreen aroma that’s unique.

Taste: Just the right amount of malt balance before turning both lightly grassy and very piny without a lot of bitterness. Clean wood and pine in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Very fresh and clean tasting, not overly resinous or bitter, with proper dryness.

 612 characters

Photo of Luckydog91
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember liking it, but not as much as the other fresh hope beers available at the time.

90 characters

Photo of corywalston
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R11415
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hinge37
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewtalthrone
3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ICTguy21
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lawl3ss
2.85/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into Seidel Mug. Best by December 31st 2017.

L: Chill hazed gold, finger and a half of off-white head has very good retention.

S: Bready, herbal, some pine. Something smells off though.

T: Bready, herbal and pine again, tastes alright, nothing crazy.

F: Light-Medium, crisp, drying grain.

O: Meh.

 333 characters

Photo of kkazemi
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Simple easy drinking beer

25 characters

Photo of JoeLev
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a hazy to transparent orange color. Sly carbonation rises. One finger white foamy head. Messy foamy lacing. The aroma had a super nice sweet to bitter piney hoppiness bursting over a nice malt backbone, not overbearing. The flavor leads with the piney hops, bitter and sweet. Dry piney aftertaste leading into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a great sessionability about it. Good carbonation and doesn’t distract from bitterness. Malt level seems appropriate to provide enough body. Overall, really nice APA surprisingly enough even with the date, I could drink this again.

 685 characters

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Bronze with clarity, with 1 finger of head and some lacing left all over the glass

S - Dank fresh hops, citrus and bitterness

T - Well balanced and dank, more bitter than citrusy

F - well carbonated and medium body

O - A tasty fresh hop brew. I really enjoyed this one

 277 characters

Photo of varian7
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,609 ratings