theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber. Aroma is of hops, floral and honey. Nice hop notes. Known as their more accessible beer but still has a Dogfish taste.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber. Aroma is mildly floral, with some caramel and honey. Flavor is sweet and crisp, with notes of malt and caramel. Finishes with a touch of nuttiness and mild hops.
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 (3408) - 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 (2900) - 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 (1237) - 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 (2014) - 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.