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Shelter Pale Ale is brewed with premium barley and whole-leaf Willamette & Columbus Hops. Our pale ale has a strong malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Dogfish Head may best be known for it’s "extreme" beers, but fortunately they also make more accessible beers like this Pale Ale, which they call their flagship. Beautiful orangey golden, unfiltered with a small, dense head. Very soft, malty character with a nutty touch and a bit of sweetness. Has the typical fruity ale character, and even though the hops are prominent, they don’t bite as hard as in an IPA. and 280306

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (20915) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Amber. Clean, dry and superbly balanced. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (19063) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel flavor with some hoppy citrus hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with a hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC
Hazy amber color. I didn’t expect such a poor, common beer by DFH, with paper aroma nad dry mouthfeel, and astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15610) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Draft in Gaithersburg. Hazy golden color, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma of citrus, hay, white pepper. Taste starts with decent hoppy bitterness then peters out toward the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2001
Well-balanced session ale. It’s hard to wrap your head around the fact that there aren’t caramelized rose petals, sandalwood oils, hickory-smoked ostrich eggs or some other bizarre stuff in here. Imagine, a normal-tasting beer from DFH.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13157) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Bottle. Golden/amber color, creamy offwhite head. Soapy hoppy aroma, some perfume, some vegetables. Malty flavor, some fruits, some hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12294) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Medium amber color with a slight white head. Aroma is cat p---, citrus - must be Columbus - . Medium body with near creamy carbonation. Flavor is all hop. Could be a little bread in there. It finishes bitter - not like a DIPA, but really bitter. It’s a great APA. Could drink this all day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12147) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2006
(Draught, Dogfiish Head Brewery & Eats, Rehoth Beach, DE) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and grassy hops. Flavor of caramel malt and mild hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 (draft) Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is sweet, honey, light herbal. Taste is mild sweet, herbal/grassy. Light body. Nice summery beer. (bottle) Crisp hoppy aroma, perhaps with Belgian yeast. Flavor is clean, sweet hoppy, Pilsnerish with Belgian twist. Bitter aftertaste. (7/3/6/3/13)

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