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RATINGS: 1028   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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*** 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.

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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 I’ve 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. I’ve had many before and I will have many more.

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Ibrew2or3 (8912) - 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 I’ve had. Certainly better than I was expecting. It could have a bit more hops in the aroma but I’m really getting too critical.

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philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Great Divide Brewing Company--DPA--Denver Pale Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--40 IBU’s. (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.

4.1
Dacrza (1068) - 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...

4.1
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.

4.1
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.

4.1
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.

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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.

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Evolutionary (539) - 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

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finn1918 (238) - 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.


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