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Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
*** This recipe has been retired. Rate the other Denver Pale Ale (2016-) ***

DPA has risen to become one of the most award-winning English-style pale ales in the world. Sporting a brilliant copper hue and an assertive floral hop aroma, DPA is known for its smooth, malty middle, which is expertly complemented with hearty and complex hop flavor. DPAís extraordinary hop finish is marked by crisp yet moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierstein82 (13) - - OCT 30, 2014
Has some really good head retention. A nice nose of hops and malt. Has a light resin pine taste with some sweet malts. Pretty cloudy a lot of sediment in the bottle. This is a very palatable and session able beer. Probably drink a wider of this in a sitting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (373) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Pours medium Amber and makes a thin head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Very light taste and mild hippiness. Good session beer, but not incredibly distinctive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1534) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottled over 3 weeks ago pours a light bottle conditioned haze of light copper. Thin head. Aroma has some light sweet caramel malt, light toast malt, mineral, slight floral fruit orange cherry hop. Taste has a distinct English caramel malt,light toast, dry malt. Smooth,slick mouth feel medium/light body minerally orange cherry light tobacco character. Has some peppery herbal type bittering. Tastey with some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10248) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"4 month old bottle (still hope to land a fresher one) but itís hard to tell if the hops are subdued to to age or the style. GDs signature malt bill is there, which is always nice, though this is a little more maltcentric than iíd prefer. some grapefruit and bitter hops make an appearance, though, and the feel which started thin grew lively. not bad, but not great."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice copper pour from the bottle. Nice grass/citrus hop aroma with a smooth drinkable character. Bitter start and finish and ends smoothly. Easy drinker.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy dark gold with a significant head and sticky lacing. Mainly malt aroma with a small amount of wet grass. Definitely rich malts abound. Starts to make you think itís an ESB, but then stops just short. Truly an English pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5839) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma is fruit, mildly grainy malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is fruit, biscuit malts, mild earthiness and citrus hops/mild bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2324) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I would actually choose the DPA as my session beer of choice from Great Divide. Mildly hoppy, not overly sweet. A malty backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A floral aroma supported with bread and citrus notes. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a thin non-lasting white head and no lacing. Small solids were suspended in the liquid. The taste is malty upfront with hints of molasses and bread, but the finish is definately on the hop side of the scale. Citrus, pine, and hop bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, an okay pale ale. Nice juxtaposition of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery in Denver. Pours a tan color . Easy drinking flavorful session beer. I'd have it again

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