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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


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Bottle (Courtesy of Presario): Poured a deep amber color with a medium head without much retention. Aroma of bitter hops is clearly evident. Taste is a bit one-dimensional with some bitter hops and caramel malt and a thin body. Seems to be lacking character to make it truly interesting and I couldnít honestly find any traced of oak in this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Clear amber color with thin tan head. Aroma is malty, slighty sour, and a bit hoppy. Flavor is nice. Carmel malts produce a decent sweetness. Sour malt presence seems to have more lasting impact than any hop. Crisp and mostly clean with a bit of a tany malt based lingering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - AUG 14, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2005 Draft. Stopped by a local pizza parlor and they had it on tap. Gave it a try, and Iím happy I did. Nice dark amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma was malty, with some caramel coming through. Nice and malty flavor as well with some light hops. I enjoyed this one a lot. Iím going to buy some bottles and see if I enjoy it as much as I did on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Surprisingly nice brew. I had seen it at local stores but just hadnít grabbed any. Nice malty flavor with hints of butterscotch. Iíll grab more of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4785) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 Generally the beers I get from my beer club are mediocre at best but this one turned out to be a real gem. Now only if it was regularly available in my area. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel color with a small creamy tan head. The aroma is sweet and fruity hops. The flavor is sweet with an almost brown sugar quality and has strong notes of caramel and nut. There are nice fruity hops underlying. There is a light sour malty finish and caramel lingers on the tongue. I fell in love with this one right quick.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2005
Copper colored with an off-white head. Sweet malt, woody. Thin, a bit tinny, woody. Some sweetness in the follow, a slightly bitter aftertaste. Fair but IMO, overrated.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2005
On cask at Real Ale Festival 2005. I was searching out all the non-IPAs at the fest, since it was dominated by them, but I didnít need to try this one. Iím thinking that itís probably better not on cask, since itís got quite a respectable rating. When I had it, it was watery and very grainy in a bad way. There was corn all over the flavor and corn sugar in the finish. The aroma was dominated by a burnt Indian corn smell. Semi-hazy amber orange in the glass. Beige foam head that looked like soap foam. Underneath all the corn and maybe rye there was some amber fruitiness that might have been light watery cherry or white grapes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2005
Nice clear copper with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, light hops and a hint of biscuit. Flavor has notes of caramel, toasted malt, toffee, wood and some floral hops. Malty sweet and a touch of bitterness. Medium body, smooth texture with subtle carbonation. Not much lacing left on the glass, ok head retention. I had higher expectations for this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1722) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2005
Highly aromatic hopped style. Dark amber / caramel brown with poor head retention. Nice mouthfeel. Sweet malts early but really itís more about the amooth, faintly herbal drive through the mid palate. Certaintly not an over style but will appeal with its subtle nature.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Rating #600. Paid $1.49 for a 12-oz single. Pours a very pretty amber color, but has no head. Light sweet hoppy aroma. Flavor is mily hoppiness, followed by some malt characteristics. Definitely drinakble & very "sessionable," but nothing to write home about.


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