Heyday Modern IPA | Great Divide Brewing Company

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3.72/5
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11 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by superspak on 04-05-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,950
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
11
pDev:
5.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of jaydoc
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deereless
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gangstabobangsta
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AfricanPete14
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can with a canned on date of 4/5/18; into a pint glass.
Appearance- an unfiltered snow globe of sediment and bubbles against a straw yellow canvas; head is a thick, soapy white and leaves dynamic lacing!
Smell- traces of pineapple, grapefruit and herb.
Taste- this is Titan (similar hop character at least) on a grapefruit and pineapple steroid and lower ABV!
Feel - powerful hop profile lends a delightful bitter backdrop to the entire session!
Overall- really solid ipa offering from GD that checks every box other than smell.

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Photo of stephens101
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What is a modern IPA? I guess I'm about to find out.

A hazy, pale yellow-orange brew with just enough opacity to keep you from seeing all the way through. An off-white froth hovers for a bit then fades into a fine covering.

Some florals, orange and grapefruit in the aroma.

Tastes like the fruit juice you get out of a soda machine, which isn't always bad, but just doesn't compare to the real thing. More florals, a hint of spice and some lemon zest and melon going down.

Has a light body and goes down easy with little to no bitterness.

Always been a big fan of Great Divide, and I'm sure I always will be, but this one seems contrived and unnecessary to me.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blazer22
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

GD describes this as low bitterness and approachable, but it's got a dry bite that stands out. The aroma and flavor veer from guava and grapefruit rind into dank cannabis with a little toast. Clean flavors and expertly brewed, but not to my taste.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Great Divide carabiner mug (aluminum).

The white frothy head coats the side of the mug spectacularly as the beer goes down, and a film of thin white cloud cover remains on top all the way to the last sip. The color of the beer itself is a light hazy straw yellow. The smell is a little dank with mostly woods coming through -- pine and spruce with a fair bit of grapefruit citrus. Tastes the same as it smells with lots of citrus coming through in the finish and even a little bit of sweetness. Feels medium-light on the throat, dry. Overall, decent citrus and wood, not all that bitter which makes it very likable.

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Photo of HobbNobber
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hybrid IPA, cloudy pour, nice lacing, refreshing.

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Heyday Modern IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 11 ratings