Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale
Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale brewed with wet whole cone hops, 6.1% ABV. This was bottled on 9/30/15 and opened on 11/15/15.
A beautiful pale ale, on the darker side with a golden caramel color and a perfect off white head that lingers and laces. The aroma is mild and malt froward, a little bit of hop spice on the nose as well. The taste is nice and bitter upfront with notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and orange rind. A little bit of pine and black pepper hit the palate next. The malts try to balance on the back end with a nice amount of caramel sweetness.
This pale ale is an excellent hop bomb, might even just call this an IPA. Well worth looking out for during hop harvesting season!