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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pretty average pale ale, copper in color with an overly-generous off-white head, moderate lacing, nice combination of sweet malt & flowery hops in the nose, medium in body, very smooth & drinkable, would make for a decent session beer, balanced body of flavors, nice malt flavor with subtle hop characters

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7431) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2005
12 oz bottle - Whip In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a murky, dark orange with a very thin white head, light lacing. Aroma has some floral notes, a bit of nuttiness, not bad. Flavor has that patented nutty-citrusy-malty home brew kind of taste that turns cloyingly sweet after a while but at first is quite pleasing - not too unlike Fat Tire. Mouthfeel is rich and thick though and it finished strong which redeems it somewhat. Not a bad diversion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9150) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Bottle. Good body, the right kind of flavor for an APA (not English). Lightly hoppy with pine and grass and hay, sweet honey malt flavors. Nice caramel and soft pine aroma. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
flagship? nah. moderately malty--toasty, nuts, caramel. moderately hoppy--grass, perfume. most notable is the large and rocky head. i didnít like this so much, but itís not bad. i think itís well rounded.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Enormous meringue-like head over an amber body. Tons of carbonation in this one. Grahm cracker aroma with an oragne citrus, pollen and grass kick. Once this beer warms up the aroma gets pretty interesting, not your typical PNW-hopped pale ale (yeah I know itís an EPA but itís also from Great Divide). Nicely malted flavor. More grahm cracker but it takes a backseat to clover honey and floral hops. A letdown after the aroma, itís not as sublte. Slightly spicy grassy finish with a caramel/honey background.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Tap at B-52 1/9/05 amber pour, thick white head. Jazzy, piney aroma. Smooth body and carbonation. Balance between the slightly carmely malt and the piney, crisp hops is very nice. Clean beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Caramel, light hoppy aroma.Creamy white head that was nicely lasting with excellent lacing. Color was orange / amber slightly hazy.Finish and flavor a bit bland for an I.P.A. Overall not bad for a bottled I.P.A.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5799) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2005
This bottled brew made in Oct of 03 poured a unnoted head size of all foam made up of finely sized long lasting off-white colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of hops. Its mouth feel is initially tingly bubbly and hoppy that disappears in the finish. Its flavor contained strong initial hoppy notes and soon fades into finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2004
Bottled 10.03. Poured a huge frothy off-white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, minimal carbonation, and an orange brown hue. Aroma was malty, sweet and hoppy. Flavor was sweet, malty, hoppy and some bitterness. Tingly and somewhat dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Fairly large fluffy head. Malty sweet aroma. Taste is mainly sweet with a bit of hops in the end. A pretty good beer, just certainly nothing special. Seemed a bit thin.

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