Monday, June 29, 2009

Denver Pale Ale, Great Divide Brewing Co., Denver Co.

I called up my friend Leroy on the phone
I said, ‘Buddy, I’m afraid to be alone
‘Cause I got some weird ideas in my head
About things to do in Denver when you’re dead’
I am not quite sure where the great Warren Zevon was going with this, but if I am in Denver, living or dead, I am hitting the breweries. I have always been a fan of the Colorado Brews, especially the pale ales. Boulder Extra Pale Ale back in ’97 opened me up to a whole world outside of the $9 case of Keystone. I have raved about the wonders at Oskar Blues Brewing, and I am adding Great Divide Brewing Co.’s Denver Pale Ale to my beer rotation. Now the label does say English Style, but I wholeheartedly disagree. The Denver Pale doesn’t have that flat taste I find most English Pale’s have. The Denver Pale is full bodied, with a firm malt taste. It is not as strong as a Dale’s Pale Ale, but it is stronger than a Sierra Nevada. The final notes of the beer are a crisp apple/grape hopped tinged taste. The Denver Pale has a surprisingly low 5.4% ABV. The Denver Pale gets a 4.0


Mike said...

If you like this one, try the Titan IPA from the same brewery. Another awesome beer.

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