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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KPMycoskie (15) - USA - NOV 11, 2006
Bottle. San Diego, CA. Initial flavor smooth, with good-strong maltiness to follow. Rich amber color. Subtle but flavorful hop character. Distinct smoky-oak undertone.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (7362) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
On Tap @ San Diego Brewing Company. Clear light copper color with cream off white head. Very light aroma. Can’t really smell anything. Taste seems a bit watery and light in body. Some sweet malts with a slight hop bite hit first. Then pale malts surface about midway. Ends with a bit of bitterness. Didn’t get any barrel-wood notes at all.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Bottle: Dark amber color with an off white head. Toffe and caramel, some light hoppiness on the aroma. Flavor, malty, caramel with some bitterness on the tail end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonnyC22 (164) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 17, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2006 Really cold bottle. Overall just a solid beer with a very crisp finish. Nice...could drink forever. Where’s the draft down here?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2006
Poured to a hazy copper color with medium off-white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left little lacing. Aroma was a faint, hoppy fruit smell, but it was difficult to get anything much. The flavor waqs mnore of the hoppy, apple-citrus fruit, but I could not pick up any of the oak barrel taste or aroma. Not a bad beer though, and I’m glad I tried one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9588) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DarkElf (thanks!). Tasted side by side with the normal Double Barrel Ale. The Batch 1000 poured a deeper, hazy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Lots of little floaters. The regular was lighter and clear with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, oak, light vanilla, earthy, and some caramel. Softer tastes of caramel, vanilla, and citrus. The regular version was going south a little. Had a light cardboard aroma with lighter oak, caramel and vanilla. The 1000 was definitely better.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 22, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear copper color with a small off white head. The aroma had a small oak character along with some English hops. Not too much of a hop taste, but more caramel malt and some oak flavor. Smooth and easy drinking, maybe more of an amber than an English Pale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2006
An enjoyable beer.. Very drinkable. Pours deep ruddy hues into the glass with a thin white head. Subdued nose of hops and malt. Up front hop presence which gives way to a light malt. This is a good beer to have with food.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoob (85) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Aroma= Light smooth hoppines with touches of carmel and ever soft touch of wood. An easy but complex nose Appearence= Dark copper/ amber, med-low head retention not too carbonated Flavor= hops up front then moving to carmel sweet to a medium roast quality that lingers non-offensivly into finish, touch of darker caramel Palate= Medium body Overall= Nice complexity and dimensions with this beer. Really nice, good flavor

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Deep amber pour with a good amount of off white head. The aroma is a nice hop/coriander scent. Much lighter on the hops than the aroma leads you to expect. The flavor is dominated by a please carmalized malt flavor. There is a definate oak barrel quality throughout the flavor. this is medium bodied, and very clean, with a very light aftertest. Good Beer.


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