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Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Serve in English pint


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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Furseth (2087) - 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!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a really beautiful medium dark amber with a big white head, mostly diminishing. Floral hoppy nose with dry herbs, green apple, honey. Some malted waffle and sweet butter. Initial flavor is a pleaant light bitterness. Some light sweetness and faint maltiness. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture. Medium carbonation; bitter, metallic finish. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mumpu (46) - USA - MAY 28, 2006
Pours deep amber. Aroma of hops and apple. Opens with a malty sweetness in a well-rounded body. Quite pronounced floral hops in the finish. This is my new favorite pale ale. I agree with the other reviewers, this is definitely an APA, not an EPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2006
As soon as I poured this one I thought it smelled like Sierra Nevada with its floral hop aroma. It has a real nice balance of hops followed by malty sweetness and a dry hop bitterness at the finish leaving the palate tingling with hoppiness for a few minutes. I thought the taste was more piney than citrus making this beer a perfect match for the style. Very enjoyable, like every other beer these guys make.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Pours a nice copper amber color, with a light tan head of about half an inch. The foam dies back in a little while, leaving just a ring. Not too much in the way of lacing. Medium malty and slightly floral hops in the aroma. Nice mild caramel in the malt, balanced by some citrus and floral hoppiness. Very smooth, medium bodied, tasty, and moderately carbonated. Long dry rye, sweet malt, and tangy hops aftertaste is very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
On tap at HDG. Deep orange hazy in color with a nice medium sized off white head. Hoppy citrusy nutty aroma. Caramel malty notes. Grassy, earthy hops. Malty hoppy flavor. Medium bodied. Bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 Bottle at The Rover, Gothenburg. Copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma: Delicate flowery and citrus hop aroma, sweet malt, apricot, frutiness. Flavor: Bitter but still smooth citrus hops, sweet malt, caramel, fruitiness, apricot. Dry finish. Good balance between hops and malt. Very drinkable. This is a very good Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
12 oz. pours with perfect thick head and nice hazy, shimmering deep body. Aroma is heavily of honey, enticing, but could be stronger. Flavor is grassy with pine and light, low acid citrus. Palate is very wet with great carbonation and a satisfying mouthfeel. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable and only slightly lacking in flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2008
The two bottles of DPA that I enjoyed really reaffirmed why I love American Pale Ales....easy, quenching, with plenty of malt and hops to be shared amongst the taste buds. Bright copper color, creamy eggshell colored head, and vast amounts of thick lacing. Sweet toffee aroma with bread and honey roasted nuts. Fresh, fruity/flowery hops permeate the scent. Filling with a nice malt body and a moderately light bitterness. Drinkable is an understatement. Near perfect balance between layers of fresh malt and floral hops. Bread, caramel, nuts, dry honey, flowers, citrus, and peppery spice are all to be discovered. Fantastic all around great beer that leaves you wanted to crack open another one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johncmug (9) - USA - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
Very tasty. The maltyness stands out but there is plenty of hops for the pale ale palette. This won’t knock your socks off but a good all around, every day beer.

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