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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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Good balance between malts and hops. A bit crisp which cuts into the overall flavor of the beer. Not offending and will appeal to most as it is fairly light.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ENTROPY (141) - Terra Bella, California, USA - AUG 18, 2002
I love this beer. and Iíll be back for many more. A+

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leapinbass99 (15) - Goleta, California, USA - JUL 22, 2002
A great beer - right in my backyard. If you havenít had this one on tap I highly recommend it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2011 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Fairly ordinary and straightforward, but not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2002
Nice aroma, could be a bit stronger. Nice appearance, but the head could last a bit longer. When you find a good beer, you have to nitpick over the small stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jagwlhb99 (3) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2002 does not count
Pretty impressive for an English Amber Ale brewed in California. Strong, fruity aroma, not too sweet, not too heavy. Will definately look for this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2002
I just baked some loaves of whole wheat bread and for the hell of it threw in a few cups of rye flour. If Iíd been able to spice the loaves with hops as well, I might have hit on the taste of this beer. Hmmm - has anyone tried hopping bread? But I digress. Decent toasty (as in toasted bread) malt to this takes over as you go, though there are enough hops to serve notice. Pleasant beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2002
This is the only American pale that Iíve had thats true to the English style. A subtle hop presence balanced by a rich malt. I wish I could try this on tap!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Superb English PA. Aroma has some hoppiness, but is well-malted. The color and appearance is perfect. More hoppiness than the other ratings here would lead you to believe. Wonderfully balanced. Still has a touch of american west-coast hop influence, but not much.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joet (2158) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2002
Iíd want to see what ernesto thinks of this one... malt folds all over in this tan-copper brew. Crisp, dunklesisch, and mildly aromatic and hints of cracker. Delicious.


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