Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was my first beer from back from lent. I’m finding my palate is much more sensitive to hops, so this seemed hoppy to me. But it had a goot fruity aroma and a good mouth feel. Good beer to usher back the beer drinking.
dwissm1 (22) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer! I am surprised people gave it such a low rating. It’s a relaxed, good beer. Not too strong in any way or another, light enough but has plenty of flavor and sweetness. Give it a try if you gave friends that like nice beer but aren’t to Snobbish.
DiarmaidBHK (2272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty pedestrian for dogfish head. Not a ton of aroma but the taste is nicely balanced. Not a bad session beer.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at DFH Alehouse Falls Church. Pours a clear gold. Moderate foamy white head with good lacing. Aroma is grass and floral hops. Flavor is similar. Not hoppy like you’d expect from a pale ale. Drinks almost more like a kolsch. Not great as an APA, but a nice session beer.
cbkschubert (2867) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a thin white head. Flavor is light malt with a hint of diacetyl. Diacetyl? Flavor is also light toasted malt. Hardly any hop presences in this beer. Older keg? Maybe. Light to medium body. A boring beer.
manuchampions (1217) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Poured a golden-orange with off white thin head. Aroma was grainy/nutty, moderately hoppy. Flavour was a sharp hop bite upfront with hoppiness throughout. There was also a distinct malt nuttiness with a bit of skunk. Pretty good but not as outstanding as many of DH’s beers.
BrewBoxer (1226) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smells of honey, hops and hay. Tastes pours a nice gold color with a thin head. Taste is sweeter then id expect. Not bad, not great. Nice to ftry a sessionable beer from DFH.
SBor02 (67) - Delaware, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Shelter Pale pours golden with a rich white head that fades within a short time. I noticed a nutty scent.This is an easy drinking beer without much bite. It is lightly sweet with some light bitterness at the end and finishes smooth. It easy to have a few of these.
patrickfannon (1172) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. 12 oz. Drank two of these while watching the Super Bowl. Pours a transluscent, shimmery orange copper with a half-finger, thin, tightly-bubbled white head. Very modest lacing, as the head recedes to from a small pillowy island of foam fairly quickly. Aroma of sweet corn, crystal malts, pilsner hops, slight caramel, and strong herbal, grassy notes. Medium body on the pale ale, which was unexpected, and as it warmed, the body only got thinner. Mouthfeel was sweet and a bit mellow. The pilsner bitterness was a little much. The flavor was way too similar to a macro-brewed pale lager for my tastebuds. An average, drinkable session pale, but I would go with a Yards Philly Pale Ale over this any day of the week.
acearl (343) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper hue with creamy white head, smells light orange hop and nutty malt maybe from the columbus hops but not really hoppy at all, has kind of a coppery taste, thin texture and lightly sour or metallic short aftertaste, decent, kind of session beer if you’re used to something stronger, okay