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. Dacrza (981) - 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...
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. 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. 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.
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. Evolutionary (503) - 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 finn1918 (234) - 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. 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. Furseth (2161) - 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!!