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RATINGS: 1038   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


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
A very flavorful pale ale. I love Firestone Walker's double barrel aged beers, and this is no exception. This beer was 5 months old, so I feel it lost some of its hoppy character. A good blend of malt and barrel aged goodness. Can't wait to try this fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (814) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) Picked up while going through the California central coast on vacation. This local brewer was a great find. This brew is an excellent representation of the style. Well crafted a long way from the Thames.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (173) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle (12oz $1.30): Pours a clear amber with little head. There was a slight sourness to the aroma that took me by surprise. Other than that, this was an slightly above average ale. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 8, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-31-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice deep amber color with a two finger head of off white head. The foamy looking head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a caramel and toffee smells with some lighter notes of a grainy aroma. Along with these smells are some notes of a more bready nature as well as a little bit of a haylike smell. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit flavor with a light caramel sweetness. These flavors create a base for the taste with them remaining rather constant throughout. After the initial tastes, which are quite smooth, some tea and haylike flavors come to the tongue. These flavors, as well as a little bit of a grassy taste really take away from the smoothness of the flavor and add a somewhat off taste to the flavor profile. In the end, the mix of flavors that is left on the tongue, leaves one with a somewhat unpleasant tea and vegetal, bitter flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. A thinner body and a higher carbonation would have likely been a bit better for the brew, helping minimize some of the more unpleasant flavors of the brew. Overall – A bit too hay and grassy like for the style with a slightly off flavor profile that ends up creating a rather harsh taste. Not one I would recommend.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"kind of a simplistic beer for my taste. after not being blown away at all by this one, i shied away from their stuff for a long while. flavorful enough, but average in every way.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (910) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Orange pour. Aroma is citrus and British hops, light oak notes. Flavor is caramel, citrus hops, earth. refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at Giordan bros, mission. Pours a copper with a small off white head. Nose has oak, floral notes, caramel malts and some citrus. Taste is upfront oak/vanilla with toasty Malts with a caramel sweetness. Dry floral bitterness. Nice easy going drop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1365) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft at Trinity. Deep, clean copper pour. Sweet roasted malt aroma with hints of spicy and floral hops. Taste is sweet, fruity, floral, hints of wood and juicy fruit. Crisp finish. Easy drinking.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12oz.from the local Jewel....to be honest I think I’m not of fan of DBAs... not good tasting to me

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
Good beer, but palate is wierd and buttery, I didnt like that. May be some others do. Taste ok and crystal clear, Rather do theie Pale

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3492) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer Market 10-Jun 2014. Pours rusty orange with a beige head, aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, flavor of cookies, dough and caramel, medium bodied.


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