Fresh Hop Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale
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Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 10-07-2005

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

I have never seen this before in MN, I think this is a newly distributed item. So I had to grab this bomber for $7

Poured into a pub glass off a semi rigerous pour. 2 inches of of white foamy head form up, slowly receding to leave a thick collar and even thicker webbings of sticky lace.
This is transparent with an amber copper color.

Aroma is all filled with hops, bitter bitter hops.
Theres a tad of grassy hay filled hops as well, plenty of pine bite and a touch of sauteed onions and peppery spice. Malt exists in the mix with a semi-sweet mixture of grains and floral hops juicing forward.

Taste up front is malt and hops, increasingly sweet into the middle. Cereal grains, huge floral hops wafting through my nostrils and returning to flavors. Pine, a touch of mint, peppercorns, aspirin, fresh cut grass and caramel corn buttered toffee.
Finishing bitter with an increasing dryness, hops linger for a good amount of time.

Mouthfeel is full of carbonation with a bit of balance from a fuller body.


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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Undated bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

Clear copper with an initial torrent of carbonation that props up a tall off white head that pushes up over the rim but doesn't spill. Strong retention and it leaves weebed rings of lace as it goes down.

Grassy, earthy hops abound with just enough malty sweetness to provide balance. There's fresh citrus in there as well, almost DIPA like.

Tastes grassy like leafy hops, but the citric elements are not very well pronounced and the malt profile seems to have backed off as well. Still a nice PA.

The mouth starts out moderate, but it seems to hit a blank spot and thin out towards the finish. Interesting, but not enough to keep me interested past one or two more servings.

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

Served as a medium copper colored beer with slightly off-white head.
Smell is loaded with hops which supresses any other scents.
Taste is also loaded with piney and citrusy hops. Malt takes a backseat with this beer, som much so as to be barely detectable.
Finishes dry, dry, dry.
A very one-dimensional beer. that being said, it was still enjoyable.

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

22oz, no fresh date
Pours a golden orange color with a thick head of medium sized tan bubbles. Aroma is sweet citrus with a touch of lawn. Taste mimics the aroma, with a pine resin bitterness in the aftertaste. OK, but I guess I expected more. An above average pale ale, but nothing special.

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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,603 ratings