NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2005 Sweet caramel and malt aroma, but with a touch of hop bite in there. Dark tea color with a thumb thick white head. Nice mild citrus hop flavors in the fore followed quickly by a smooth malt sweetness. This is a solid pale ale. Very well done.
Dacrza (818) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Situation: release after a Kisatsky family movie night (thanks again to Brad for bringing this one up to Warren County!)...
Glassware: Howard’s Raw Bar pint...
Appearance: Creamy, thick, frothy foam; orange-bro, almost tea-like in color; little or no effervescence...
Aroma: soft pale malts and light but representative hops balance rather well--GD’s goal realized in scent, where the style is stated but not ridiculously overpowering, like many West Coast spruce trees...
Palate: medium-bodied, with some hops kick that fills out the glass on a rather full note; little bubble or fanfare, but finishes with a lingering aftertaste...
Taste: rounded, robust hops with a malt base that makes this an easily drinkable pale ale...
Overall: Smooth drinking, lip-licking beer that perhaps is stronger overall than its idividual aspects.... the taste is clean, clear, and pleasant--as versatile a paleas I’ve had ina while, besting the Stoudt’s offering...
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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-- it’s all hops. It has a smooth medium body and a dry finish. There’s a nice, hoppy bitterness. The dry, crackery malt lays low. It’s mostly the flavor of yummy hops. This is an excellent bitter session ale-- really tasty stuff.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 11/16/08. Pours a cloudy deep gold with a monstrous foamy white head. This retains well with excellent lacing rings.
Smells citrusy and of deep hop tones. Some floral.
Taste is a wonderful deep hoppy bitterness with some definitive grapefruit. Nice crisp mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation.
I like this brew. Nice representation of the EPA. Recommend.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, light orange with a good-sized head. Floral hops with a bit of spice and some caramel malt character on the nose as well. Biscuit and toffee. Nice medium-high carbonation. Grassy, bitter finish. A very nice pale, and I’m not the biggest fan of most.
Evolutionary (462) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Ty. Nose is dry as well as taste. Some malt feel to balance hop bitterness. Not much sweetness. Good with spicy food.
---Rated via my mouth
finn1918 (232) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Straight from the bottle at a wedding reception. Fairly typical pale ale--medium body, good carbonation, floral hoppy finish but not too overpowering. Solid overall.
rjplumer (974) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
An earthy pine aroma. Deep burned copper body topped with a healthy off-white head about two fingers thick.The head clings to the glass like it should. A firm bitterness but is balanced with nutty malt character to smooth it out. I sense hints of caramel sweetness in the background.
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brassy color with a standard pale ale fragrance. Hoppy yet sweet at the same time. Clean finish with little aftertaste. Not bad at all.