Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fresh Hop Pale Ale

This pale ale from Great Divide Brewing has a high white head which recedes relatively slow. Lots of lace. The color is clear and amber. Aroma is hoppy, but now piney as is often the case. The label says there are 55 IBUs and the taste is pretty hoppy. In fact, there are almost only hops, but not overwhelming. The label also states that it has a grassy aroma and citrusy taste. I didn't get either, but would agree to a grassy taste. The hops are all over the tongue instead of just in the back. It lasts a long time. I'd have to say this is a good pale ale, and perhaps should be classified as an IPA. Give it a 4 out of 5.

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