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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 (Bottle 35,5 cl) Dogfish Head may best be known for itís "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 donít bite as hard as in an IPA. and 280306

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omhper (19237) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
Amber. Clean, dry and superbly balanced. Very drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16460) - MalmŲ, 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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle at Brickseller, Washington DC
Hazy amber color. I didnít expect such a poor, common beer by DFH, with paper aroma nad dry mouthfeel, and astringent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2001
Well-balanced session ale. Itís hard to wrap your head around the fact that there arenít caramelized rose petals, sandalwood oils, hickory-smoked ostrich eggs or some other bizarre stuff in here. Imagine, a normal-tasting beer from DFH.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11351) - 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)

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a huge off white head. Color is gold. Aroma-hops & grain. Taste follows with what seems to be a balanced hops & grain but the taste is not. Also has earthy tones, alcohol. Not an especially memorable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/24/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Beverage, DC

hazy amber, whispy head, fresh floral hop aroma, hint of citrus, tart malt flavor
-------- /> Date: 08/02/2001

lots of banana (!) in the aroma
-------- /> Date: 02/09/2005

hazy dark yellow, sour malt aroma with just a hint of carmel sweetness, big tart flavor, hint of lemony character, strangely compelling, or just strange, grows on you, upgrade i to ii

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10808) - 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. Itís a great APA. Could drink this all day.


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