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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. DPA’s extraordinary hop finish is marked by crisp yet moderate hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19338) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 2006-10-09, 6-3-6-3-11=29
Light amber color; huge, frothy head. Flowery and fruity hoppy aroma, gentle (sweet grapes, peach). Dry and light body structure; some malt, but metallic touch; bold bitterness, but with metallic resins. I tried it some other times and I liked it more…

2005 October, 7-4-6-3-12=32
Cloudy amber color; huge rocky head. Nice hoppy aroma. Reasonable malty body, strong bitterness, a bit astringent and metallic at the end. Average. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17336) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle at The Rake. Wet paper nose, thanks Ken for spotting that. Lot better in mouth. Good pale ale, good freshness in mouth. Not sure about the aroma but the finish is hoppy enough. Easily do 5 pints of this in an evernt. Little bit sweet. 3.3 mostly for the palate which is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16960) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Sample at EBF Copenhagen. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Copper brown, small off-white head. Malty, a bit hoppy and weak nose. Sweet malty, grassy hoppy. Dry, weak hoppy aftertaste. Quite drinkable session pale ale, more interestring than many others from this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Great Divide. Golden orange pour with a white head. Floral hops, orange, and a bready malt nose. Sort of doughy, a bit of caramel, and earth. Flavor is big on the dough sweetness. Biscuit, caramel, bread, and toast. Some grass, earth, and a hint of orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15796) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
Amber colour with a dense, rocky head. Earthy, sweaty, slightly piney aroma. Fairly bitter body, woody overtones and toasty, whole grain undertones. Dry finish. Balanced and flavourful session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2007
35,5cl bottle. Pours clear copper with a great white head & creamy lacings. Aroma & taste are hoppy (citrus/piney/). Malty buiscuit, soapy & bitter. A bit harsh. Medium to light bodied. Fresh, crisp & quite drinkable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle at home. Dark red/brown small white head. Aroma/taste Fresh hop (grass, pine), malt. Though the taste isn’t as fresh as the aroma. Aftertaste: Hop and almost chokloade bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle provided by Liz. Pours clear bright copper with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is floral with slightly roasty malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor starts roasty malt followed by a low dose of mostly floral hop. It’s bitter and finishing towards dry. Drinking good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (14002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Rating is average of 2 tastings - bottle and keg
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Typical unsophisticated US style overrelyance on hops to carry a beer. Unbalanced, lacking a full malty body, and instead being sticky and sweet. (4-3-5-3-12=2.7)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009)
Pleasant, gingery, hoppy. OK quaff. Sherbet finish, sweet palate. Nice. (6-4-7-3-13=3.3)

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