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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Can’t be done. We’ve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. You’re left with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an elegant hint of English noble hops. DBA is the flagship of our company and wildly popular

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2456) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Pours with a one-fingered off-white head that fades slowly and leaves traces of lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is slightly malty. Starts with some sweet undertones and finishes with a even mix of hops and malt. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
on tap here in bakersfield.the double barrel fonts a brownish body with not much head.all i can really say is its an average brew.it has a bit of the english flavor mixed with the west coast hops.not bad but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3578) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Draft. Brown with copper overtones. Not much of a light brown head. Good nose, and nice hops. Good balance. This is one of those brews that somehow adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Re-rate: From a 22 oz bottle poured the color of strong tea with a large white head. I like to pour my own as you can control temperature and the head. This was better than the draft, but was a bit warmer I think which I think helps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled 12 oz. Clear copper/brown. small head. Hoppy floral smell with a malt background. Moderate carbonation with matly taste. Basic ale. OK. Trying to be a Burton on Trent type ale but is lacking the hard water characteristics. Multiple tastings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2005 An american attempt at the English Pale Ale, and not a bad one at that. Pours a nice copper color, white head. Nose is mostly pine and hops, with a slight undertone of sweet cotton candy-like malts. Excellently subdued flavors. Malts are magnficent. Pine and tar on the forefrontfading into an alcoholic astringency that is warming and welcome. A slight tinge of roastedness, but ending mostly with vanilla and bourbon and a touch of caramel. Clean hop bitterness and clean ale yeast. Excellent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
(Draft) Dark amber with a dense tan head. Malty aroma with a bit of hops. Toffee flavors with smooth malts slightly hopped for some balance. Really nicely done I drank my first one so quick I had to have another. Try it you’ll see.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - OCT 24, 2004
Bottle. Deep amber color with a off white head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Sweet malt flavor, offset with some hoppy bitterness, caramel and a bit of an earthy flavor (probably from the oak). Finish is very pleasant, the hops tending to dominate. A fine brew, definitely something I could appreciate and drink every day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20697) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2004 Bottled. Clear dark amber, rich head. Big toffee aroma. Sweet, soft and rounded with oak and caramel dominating. More focused on malt flavours than hops, which is scarce among American microbrewers. Very pleasant!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2004
Man, this was a great beer. Much better than Firestone’s Pale Ale, for sure. It was reminiscent of several Marzens that I have had of late. It had a beatiful cream-colored head that lasted indefinitely (well, until I drank it all down) and a beautiful amber color. The carbonation swelled and moved as I poured it...you just gotta understand...it was the way a beer is supposed to look. The taste was very complex, with notes of toffee and nuts. The aftertaste was comfortably sweet and the palate, encouraging to future purchases. Please, for your sake, drink this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2004
Tap @ The Freakin’ Frog in Las Vegas
Amber color, light white head & lacing. Nose of rich malts & caramel. Tastes very rich with umami & a light salty presence with figs.

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