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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Canít be done. Weíve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. Youíre 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Nice stuff. Clear copper. Nose woody and nutty, some sweet malts, bit of fruit. Tastes like a very nice British Pale Ale, caramel and toffee mix well with nutty woodiness. Very large hop presence at the end, dry and biting. Really nice stuff, but itís begging for just a bit more caramel sweetness. If it had some more of the sweet depth, this would be amazing stuff. Itís still dang good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2005
Deep rich burnt copper color. Sweet marachino cherries, white wine, oranges, strawberries in the nose. A moderately heavy body with oranges, cognac and cherries that is midly syrupy. Finishing mildly dry. This beer is sexy. I want more. Send me double barrel. Thank you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Iím glad Firestone has made the effort to put in a Union system. Theyíve succeeded in creating something quite similar to Marstonís Pedigree, and what Bass used to taste like. Medium to deep copper color, hints of ruby, with a good head that fades away. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, slight apple, and sulfur, classic. Flavors match the aroma, with the introduction of just enough bitterness on the finish to bring it all together. This is extremely well done. I imagine it would just rock on cask. Reminds me of just how good an EPA can really be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Sparkling clear copper body topped by a dense off-white head that leaves wiapy glass-lacing. The aroma is toffee, toasted bread, and floral hops. The flavor is godd but not great. Bready and citrus hops, toffee show up about mid-way through. Plenty of bitterness throughout. Quite drinkable. A nice session ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - - JAN 29, 2005
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Satisfying pfftt when opened. Decent carbonation. Poured out a dark copper color, with a sparse white head. It left a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of roasted malts, some smoke, and bitter espresso beans. Flavors are much smoother than the flavors suggest, however. Smooth on the palate. Medium mouthfeel, neither thick nor thin bodied. Hop aromas are subdued, but their bitterness is apparent. Very easy drinking for an English style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2005
poured a dark orange with a small head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Tasted of sweet malt with a roasty addition. Nice finish of mild hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Pours a clear copper/amber color with soft off white head. The aroma was of medium pine, caramel and fresh roasted malts. There were heavy caramel tones at the begining of the taste and bitterness was of spruce pine. The finish was crispy like orange zest with a slight roasted character beneth. I found this to be very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a slight white head. Medium carbonation and decent lace. Aroma of berries. Little or no hop aroma. Flavor is slightly grapefruity with a nice hop bite to the top of the tongue. Body is medium to medium light. I get a little too much calcium sulfate tingle at the end. Spices? Nope, not from this beer. I think this might be a beer Iíd like to try on tap sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5571) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottled. Pours a nice copper tinged amber. Small receding tan head. Nose is spicy hops, creamy malts, and an underlying note of toffee. Nice! Taste is pleasant - rich malts, nice hop profile to balance it, more toffee notes and a filling sweetness about it. Body is medium with a decent carbonation feel but otherwise is smooth and somewhat creamy. Finish has a stronger hop bite and more spice from the hops present but still retains the toffee (or is it caramel?) and sweet tones that balance this out. Nice beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaybeatle (2) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
Very aromatic amber pour. Smell of hops and caramel. Hoppy taste thatís even better from a tap.

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