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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerzila (7) - Sumner, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Very fine beer. Love the aroma and finishes smooth. I drink this beer year around. Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (51) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
British pale with some light tan malts. Surprising nice mouthfeel made this like a martzen. Added hops finished this perfectly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (531) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Tap pour into 20 oz glass at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Amber color with white lacing that sticks around for the consumption party. Aroma is a mild malty with some cereal elements. Taste also rocks the malt with bitterness coming through but not all that aggressively. Cereal and bready. Feels almost earthy like it could have been served warm...though that would have sucked. Drinkable but pretty forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrFecesious (1191) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Draught at yard house. Clear copper. Aroma of cereal, metallic malt. Taste is sweet. Palate is abysmal. This isn't at all firestone, so I'm pretty sure this is old beer, which wouldn't surprise me from a place like this (100+ taps). My rating is based on these notes. I will revisit & revise.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1839) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Light aroma of toffee. The taste is bitter, caramel and malty. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. Good beer anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (1017) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2015
I really don’t get much of a barrel aged note in the aroma. Kinda more of that English hop, malt bill. The flavor does bring out a crisp wood character, but not what I was expecting at all. Very subtle, if at all. Mostly typical ESP flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rgf001 (176) - München, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2015
Sample bought as part of a Costco pack. Air of malt aroma but not much else no aroma defects. Taste balance is off. Oxidation most likely. Firestone knows what they are doing so I will reevaluate with another bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BOSSbrewer (2286) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a clear beautiful amber copper with one finger of off white head. Aroma was malty and some pine. Flavor had some malt and was earthy and grassy. Wanted malt sweetness and toffee but tasted earthy and dirty. Not unpleasant but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1103) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 10, 2015
Draught. Rich amber color with very small off white foamy head, slight caramel aroma, low carbonation, roasted malt taste, thin body, abrupt finish, More like a bitter than an ESB.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1800) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin off white head. Not so sure about this one. Easy drinking enough but not real exciting. Sweet malt and fruit notes. It’s alright but was expecting something better from Firestone.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2145) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
Found at Tony Roma’s across from Disneyland. Obviously I expected more from this despite not having a clue what the style was going in cuz the staff had no idea. Was pretty plain. Light fruit and a bit of citrus, hearty bread, quite carbonated, very mellow. I think the food off the kids menu we had at the table was more interesting.


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