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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2003
Medium golden, lager appearance, thin white head. Moderate carbonation. Light, citric aroma, lemony, with some pale malt sweetness. Light texture, without being watery. Sugar cookie malt flavors, with a respectable hop bitterness. A decent session pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maverick34 (2871) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottled. Fondly remembered from back in the mid. 2000s when I thought 60 minute IPA was a really hoppy beer. Good times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sekemoto (20) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours a cloudy sparkling amber with an average size frothy tan head. Looks really good. Aroma of sweet malt and floral hops. Flavour of malt, hops and citrus isn’t hoppy enough -- in fact as it gets warmer it gets sweeter. Light bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippieFee (286) - - JAN 18, 2015
A favorite from years ago that Dogfish discontinued which was disappointing. I remember being at the Rehoboth brew pub one winter and the bartender said “we discontinued it.” I was ecstatic to hear they brought it back for a limited run. Golden color with a nice head that stuck around for a while. Pale ale nose to hit, weak smell. Not a lot of hop flavor, mellow and well balanced. More malt flavor on this then I normally like but again, balanced, not very sweet on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9217) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
had on tap at Rehoboth beach...a very well balanced, aromatic pale ale. easy drinking, but still somewhat complex for the style. not a west coast, but has a nice hop profile atop a malty sweet backbone. good stuff."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2839) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a nice copper, amber color to it with a very nice off white head the laces very well to the glass. The smell is okay, it is very mild with a very earthy, mild citrus scent to it. I was expecting more from a pale ale. The taste comes out of no where with a great SMOOTHE blend of malt, mild hops, and yeast flavors. It was extremely smoothe that I had to ask the bartender if it was a nitro beer. The taste was completely unexpected and very good. The mouthfeel afterwards left you with a creamy, malty, mildly bitter taste. Overall, this beer was very interesting and did not follow the typical Pale Ale characterisitics, which was a nice change.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
March 2010. From bottle. Orange amber color with malt, caramel and floral aromas. A bit thin and bland. I would expect more from DFH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3000) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Rohobeth brew pub. Pours a clear golden copper color with thin creamy head. Aroma is a little fruity and malty, no hop presence. Taste is malty with slight hoppiness. A good simple beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft at DFH alehouse. Copper/brown with light head. Nicely balanced hops and malt. An above-average middle of the road ale. Drinkable but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On draft at the Gaithersburg brew house. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Mildly spicy nose. Very thin mouthfeel. Not one of DFHs most memorable brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the Falls Church ale house. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Slick palate, fairly sweet. Not bad.

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