Fresh Hop Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Fresh Hop Pale AleFresh Hop Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.06/5
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:
#2,574
Reviews:
693
Ratings:
1,589
pDev:
9.85%
Bros Score:
4.18
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
141
Trade:
2
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dar482
4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours out in a orange reddish amber color with an off white fluffy.

The aroma is vibrant of some citrus, but lots of earthy hops, floral notes, pine, green fresh grass and caramel malt sweetness.

The flavor follows with a bit of orange and grapefruit citrus, but is dominated by hops. A sweet citrus note and then some pine resin on the finish. The floral follows a bit, but stands mostly of very green green pine, veggie, grassy, herb hop. There’s a decent caramel malt backbone that gives the beer a bit of sweetness.

The body has a medium to light body. It has a decent carbonation, but then cleans off with a bit of wateriness. This is not to say it’s a bad thing. It keeps the beer from being a full on IPA experience with a drinkable clean light body. This beer is real smooth.

A fantastic beer. One of the better examples of the IPA/APA style.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice clear gold color, two fingers of off white head, nice lacing.
S - Aroma has some nice tropical fruit scents, peach and pineapple, a little lemon peel, hop resin, pale malt, pine.
T - Well, there's diacetyl in here, and its really ruined this beer for me, it gets less noticeable as it warms up, but c'mon GD, more and more in their beer I find diacetyl popping up and just ruining the good traits of their beers. There's a light grassy and lemon zest flavor, but there's a lot of malt.
M - Buttery texture, not really "bright" as the label says, chewy.
O - Stupid beer. I say that because there's a lot missing here, aroma is good for sure, but the taste is unbalanced, too much malt, and this diacetyl problem keeps persisting with almost every Great Divide beer I've had in recent times.

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4.3/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-Golden amber pale ale with an off white foam out of the bottle.

Smell-Fresh roses and strawberries in the front with cut grass.

Taste-Orange zest that is followed by light grass and red and black fruit.

Mouthfeel-Good full bodied pale ale with a medium length finish.

Overall-Very nice beer. Strong layered aromas are my favorite part. I would've preferred a longer finish but I can forgive for this solid beer.

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

A-Clear orange two finger head that lingers and leaves great lacing.

S-Earthy, some citrus, dirt, good deal of hops, nice for an APA.

T-Rather earthy, dirt and pine. Nice bitterness, tad bit of citrus with nice balance.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation and lots of hop resins.

O-Another great fresh hop beer. The fresh hops are showcased nearly as well in an APA as oppose to an IPA but still a yummy and very affordable beer.

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Fresh Hop Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 1,589 ratings
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