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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2009
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...

   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-- 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Evolutionary (472) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
finn1918 (233) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2101) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2006
Bottle. tested 11/2-06. Dark yellow body, with a medium white foam.Lots of hops in the aroma. Lots of dry hops mouth feeling, and a long bitter finish. Full body. A werry nice beer!!

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