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DPA

Review - Great Divide Brewing Company's Denver Pale Ale

"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." -- Great Divide Brewing Co.

The DPA pours a cloudy amber color and settles into a deep clear amber hue. The off white head was average in size and mostly diminishing with no lacing. The nose detected a presence of toasted malts with hints of resin. The nose didn't detect anything overly appealing, but we ventured on to the taste. The initially harsh bitter taste was eventually followed by a light sweet taste for a long duration. Smooth and creamy on the palate with soft carbonation, the DPA had a stronger presence on the palate than we expected. The DPA is more robust than the average pale ale that we have sampled, but it's still not on par with the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale our pale ale of choice.

Reviewed on January 11th, 2007.

Type:Pale Ale
ABV:5.4%
Source:12 oz. Bottle
Score:18/30

Official Great Divide Brewing website