Beer 186/365 – Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Great Divide Denver Pale Ale

Style: English Pale Ale

ABV: 5.4%

Purchased at: I have had this bottle sitting in my beer fridge for almost two years, from a mixed case. No idea where I bought it.

What makes this beer different: Its not often you age a Pale Ale, but it was pretty tasty this way.

Will I be drinking this again: Yes I would like to try one fresh.

Grade: B+

5/13/2010: Am I the only one who likes an “old” Pale Ale? This is the second one I have tried out of the 185 previous beers (Hitachino Classic Ale was the other). You technically aren’t supposed to age Pale Ales, but for some reason I like the taste. Kind of like a good aged bleu cheese. Odd I know.

Denver Pale Ale has that “old” ale smell to it, can’t really put it into words. Smells musty like an old tent, or maybe an attic? After two years there is no hop presense to be found, only caramel malts, and some grassy characteristics. It finishes a bit dry. The one thing I love about this beer though is its thick and creamy mouthfeel for a Pale Ale. Very heavy for the style, but I like thick beers so it works. Anyone have an aged pale ale that they ended up liking?

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