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Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MetalNHopHead (1432) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2014 DPA packs quite a punch with its hops. Theyíre apparent from start to finish but their final impression is the most powerful. That bitter, long finish leaves quite the calling card. It also leaves you wanting more. DPA is a great pale ale from a reputable brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Wow, pours a prismatic goldenrod color, but since I have trouble discerning color, lets just say it has the color of orgasmic inferno. Letís hope this good opinion proceeds. Decent aroma, lotís of hops, kind of smells like cotton candy actually. Mmmm,mmm! Great great great taste, I dare say this is the best (or ranks among the best) pale ales I have ever tried! And to think I got this for free during a promotional drive at my local beer retailer. Fantastic! Nothing wrong with this at all!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maddog (521) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Light body but very crisp and clean, and a dry finish. Had a 2003 when it was called Fresh Hop Pale Ale, so this could have hurt the overall flavor. Too light to stand up to time. A pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Bottled November 2004, Sampled January 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear full copper color, it is topped by a light amber tan head with a fairly low level of carbonation. The aroma is sweet with caramel malts and hopily spiced with notes of tangerine, apricot, and oranges, and a nice fruity flower nectar type thing. The taste is quite well balanced. This beer is not quite sweet yet quite fruity & hoppy. It is very well balanced with a complimenting malty caramel note that accentuates the hops. This beer reminds me of candied orange peels, spruce tips. The hops nearly dance across my tongue with spicy herbal notes of pine and a nice bitterness that moves from the middle of my tongue to the back of my mouth as this beer passes down my gullet. This is just a really nicely made Pale Ale, it is actually even better than the IPA and IIPA from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 29, 2005
I liked it. Nice falvor to it. Tasted good with Wolfgang Puckís 4 cheese pizza in the Denver Airport.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAY 5, 2006
12 oz. bottle. I was surpised to see this listed as an English pale ale. I thought it was an APA for sure. Pours super clear copper with 1 cm. white head. Falls to a cover of substantial foam that slowly disappears as you enjoy the beer. little lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty with a little bit of citrusy hops. Carmelly malts. Flavor is very nicely balanced. Initial impression says this is one of the best Pale Ales Iíve had. Slightly bitter up front. Solid amt. of good malts in the middle. Not really carmelly, but sort of - crystal malts maybe? Not real sweet. Then some piney like hop flavors and a nice, sharp, but not too dry finish. Palate is perfect for a pale ale. Medium, but a good amt. of carbonation and bitterness to lighten it up a bit. Overall a top notch pale ale. Super well balanced, solid malts, not overly hoppy or bitter, but enough so to make is a pale ale. Easily drinkable. Iíve had many before and I will have many more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Crystal clear light copper color with nice off white foamy head. Excellent lacing. Solid pale malt aroma with some citrus hops to fill in the gaps. Rather pleasant malty aroma for a Pale. The taste is like chewing on freshly crushed 60L Crystal malts. Really fresh tasting. The hop bitterness is spot on for the style. Really good Pale Ale. One of the best Iíve had. Certainly better than I was expecting. It could have a bit more hops in the aroma but Iím really getting too critical.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Great Divide Brewing Company--DPA--Denver Pale Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--40 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Selection May, 2005. Bottle Conditioned. Foamy mild lace head. Clear Thin dark copper amber color. Rich floral hop front. Malty tangy toasted caramel biscuit dry cloying sweet mild fruit body. Earthy hop spice mild citrus end. Sampled 5/21/2005.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
I really like this beer. The commercial description is spot on: a pale ale with a malty middle and nice hop finish. Eminently drinkable. Would be excellent with food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Great Divide Denver Pale Ale is a clear, sparkling, golden ale with a dense, bubbly, white head that fades to blotchy film and leaves nice lacing. It has a wooden and leafy aroma-- itís all hops. It has a smooth medium body and a dry finish. Thereís a nice, hoppy bitterness. The dry, crackery malt lays low. Itís mostly the flavor of yummy hops. This is an excellent bitter session ale-- really tasty stuff.

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