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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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2007
Pours a amber colour with a small white disapating head. Aroma of grapefruit hops, floral, and slight oak. Initial taste is fruity with a sweet malt. Finishing with a bitter hop the palate with lingering malts that is light and thin. Lively carbonation. Slight lacing of the glass.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2007
A nice english ale with plenty of frutiness with a medium body. May be slightly too sweet, but a nice drinkable beer none the less.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
degrassi (30) - cypress, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
Tried this beer a while back because my favorite radio personality said he keeps it on tap at his home. Iím not sure if i bought a bad batch or if I was just not ready to drink a beer like this at the time, but the first couple of beers tasted/smelled like soy sauce. After fighting through the initial displeasure I found it a bit easier to drink but this is probably not a beer I will try again (which is odd because I really enjoy their Pale Ale).

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
I think this is a well-done beer, but on some level it reminds me of why I generally donít care for ambers. With a promising start - a crisp nose with subtle oak notes and a nice fruity profile that isnít too hop-forward - the brew is enjoyable. But as it warms, the flavor dissipates for me and the body is just to thin and soupy to be anything more than average.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber color w/ nice lacing. Hint of caramel is present along with a citrus flavor.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 1pt., 6 fl. bottle. Pours a rich copper color with an ample off-white head that quickly retreated to 1/8 inch and then maintained that head level. Aroma was sweet caramel and some earthiness. Flavor was mostly corn syrup sweet malts with some hoppiness in the background. Wood notes were very subtle and were overwhelmed by the sweetness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery, this beer tasted flat after five minutes in a glass pint beer stein. Finish was short with more lingering sweetness, I also picked up a faint trace of Raid ant and roach killer in the aftertaste. I may try this beer again someday just to see if I get the same results.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Caramel and grapefruit aroma, some yeast notes are detected. Hazy copper pour with a thin white head, good glass coating. Caramel and walnut taste, nuttier in the finish. Subtle but good hop finish. A good everyday beer. I can easily imagine ordering this on a regular basis at the local pub.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Draft. Pour was a very dark amber with a good amount of head. The flavor is mostly sweet malt, vanilla and spices. Good body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Appearance: Pours a clear amber-red body with a thin, off-white head. Smell: Musty grain scent, with light floral notes and some hints of caramel. Taste: Light, thin caramel sweetness with a faint chocolate taste. Way off in the distant background is some woodiness and soft vanilla notes and something that makes me think "tin!" A very subdued floral hoppiness on the finish. Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium carbonation. Watery mouthfeel. Drinkability: One was more than enough, thanks.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
A better than average, though not fantastic ale. Nice smooth brew, with a clean crisp bite, much more complex than English ales. Tastes of smooth caramel, though only lightly sweetened, with a mingling of currants and floral hops creating a moderately complex palate. A good brew with salty foods, setting off burgers well.


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