Liberally Hopped Pale Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ArrogantB on 08-28-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of MinorThreat
4.32/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at McLoughlin's pub in LoDo during the Democratic National Convention 2008.

I really should have gotten around to rating this one earlier, it was really good. I have heard rumors that this beer is a pellet hop version of fresh hop pale ale, I would not be all too surprised if this is true.

A-Decent clarity for a dry hopped beer. Rich amber hue, dense white head that gave way to a semi-oily skim. Great lacing.

S-Tons of citrus, a bit of evergreen and sweet fruits with a slight hint of sweet cereal grains.

T-Layers of hop bitterness and aroma are held together nicely with a toasty malt back bone. Aroma comes though in the palate.

M-Semi-oily, viscous but has a nice amount of gas to wash down nicely.

D-Very high, a great complex brew that is easily sessionable.

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Photo of tpd975
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Great Divide tap room.

A: Pours a nice amber hue with a solid one finger head. Nice retention with sheet lacing left behind.

S: Nice sweet malt aromas made up mostly of caramel. A liberal amount of hops were in fact added coming off with hints citrus and floral tones.

T: Very much like the aroma. Sweet caramel malt with a blast of C hops. Nice citrus flavor in the finish with a perfect amount of bite. They kept this one simple.

M: Medium in body, smooth with wonderful carbonation.

D: Very drinkable. A bit lighter than most GD beers but just as tasty.

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Falling Rock. This was a special brew to commemorate the 2008 DNC. Both my friend and I suspected that this might just be a dry-hopped DPA but after tasting, I'm not so sure. It was orange with a sticky white head. It smelled faint and kinda like DPA. The taste however was a hoppy American pale, maybe cascade hops? Either way, nice to see local breweries doing one-offs.

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Liberally Hopped Pale Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
3.89 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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