Fresh Hop Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale
BA SCORE
86.1%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 1,589 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:
#2,552
Reviews:
693
Ratings:
1,589
Liked:
1,368
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
9.85%
Alströms:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
141
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,589 |  Reviews: 693
Photo of Josholson666
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey3236
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can dated 10/12/2016.

A: Clear golden yellow with 1 finger frothy white head. Lasting retention and fairly heavy lacing.

S: Fresh pine cones and bready malts. Faint citrus notes that go almost unnoticed.

T: Toasted bread and grapefruit mixed with fresh cut pine and grass. A little lingering sweetness.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Crisp and refreshing with a lightly bitter finish.

O: Nice wet hop pale ale, but not in the same league as some of its counterparts especially with a $21 a six pack price.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 10/12/16; into a pint glass.
Appearance- dark gold/orange with some sediment floating around if you look hard enough; some large carbonation bubbles that help maintain a medium thick, sudsy white head. Lacing clings to most of the glass!
Smell - strong bready malt nose with some syrupy hops oils.
Taste - very balanced malt to hop flavor profile; more floral and pine hops to go with malts that present like rye bread.
Feel - medium body and more of a traditional APA with hops supported by a muscular malt structure!
Overall - somewhat of a let down. For $12.99 a six pack, and the average score on this site, I was hoping for a bit more. I'll most definitely enjoy this sixer, but doubt I'll seek this out again.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BB1313
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 10/12/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with a subtle haze but still has nice clarity; chunky off-white head that falls leaving lots of frothy retention and very sticky lacing. The aromas have hints of peach and mango. Some floral notes. Caramel malts are there. Some bread and cracker is there as well. The flavors are very clean, crisp and refreshing. It's slightly earthy and floral. Lots of grapefruit along with some hints of pine and fresh grass. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very creamy, fluffy and smooth.

This is a solid fresh hop brew. The aromas and flavors might not be flashy, but it's still what you would expect from the style. They stay true to the pale ale style. Once again, it's very clean, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of brayton
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DamienI
2/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Brolo75
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours an amber orange with a bright white head, lots of lacing, good amount of carbonation and head retention, it's slightly cloudy, looks good.

A: Definitely has citra in it, guava, papaya, citrus rind, touch of malts, no alcohol on the nose, smells promising.

T: Tropical notes like guava, papaya, peach skin, grapefruit skin, moderate amount of bitterness, finish has a nice balance of toasted, caramel malts, tropical flavors linger in the aftertaste, very nice.

M: Light-medium bodied, semi-dry finish, good amount of carbonation.

O: Very impressed, very drinkable, balanced, love citra hops and they really come through but they don't overwhelm, definitely going to enjoy the remainder of my six pack.

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Photo of Mojo
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TH28
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy deep golden with a moderate white foam cap. Aroma is strong fresh cut grass, with hints of pine and wood. Taste is a rich, toasty malt that gives way to a strong bitterness and hop flavors of acidic grapefruit, pine, and grass. Mouthfeel is light to moderate with a moderate carbonation. Finishes very dry and sticky on the tongue with a lingering bitterness and grassy flavor. Overall, an assertively bitter APA with tons of grassy hop flavor and aroma.

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Photo of jbexphys
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bobtaylor0414
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djkrause
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of invalid665
2.39/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MrHolden
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AD17
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.1% out of 100 with 1,589 ratings
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