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RATINGS: 978   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Pours with a one-fingered off-white head that fades slowly and leaves traces of lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is slightly malty. Starts with some sweet undertones and finishes with a even mix of hops and malt. $1.79 for a 12oz bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2007 Draft. Brown with copper overtones. Not much of a light brown head. Good nose, and nice hops. Good balance. This is one of those brews that somehow adds up to more than the sum of the parts. Re-rate: From a 22 oz bottle poured the color of strong tea with a large white head. I like to pour my own as you can control temperature and the head. This was better than the draft, but was a bit warmer I think which I think helps.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Crystal clear copper coloured body with a crimson hue and a nice frothy manilla coloured head-simply stated: the way an epa should look like. Aroma of fresh e.g. hops with a great bitter scent and the smells of sugars such as toffee, caramel and caster sugar. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hoppiness up front with a mild (underpowering) maltiness. Sweetness comes out in the end, but not in full force. The beer was much better in the nose than the mouth, but it has no bad qualities, just not enough good tastes to make it a stunning epa. Overall, a good beer worth trying, but settle on a true english beer if you want that excellent english pale. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased at Chevy Chase Wine & Liquors in Washington, D.C. on 23-December-2004.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Bottled 12 oz. Clear copper/brown. small head. Hoppy floral smell with a malt background. Moderate carbonation with matly taste. Basic ale. OK. Trying to be a Burton on Trent type ale but is lacking the hard water characteristics. Multiple tastings.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
on tap here in bakersfield.the double barrel fonts a brownish body with not much head.all i can really say is its an average brew.it has a bit of the english flavor mixed with the west coast hops.not bad but not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours an amber body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Flavor of toasted and sweet malts and hops. BItter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Rich amber hue, decent amount of head leaving a trace of lace. Aroma boasts citurs and hops but then after i took a sip i realize its one of those beers. Will deceive you in its appearance and aroma that its good, but will taste like a ordinary english pale ale. Slight hop flavor and bittering, but not enough for my blood. $2 and some change is fair to pay for a pint of this.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
apost8n8 (123) - USA - JAN 4, 2005
Very impressed. Pours clear amber with a two finger tan head in a pint glass. Strong hoppy and slightly sweet aroma. Slighty acidic hoppy flavor with medium-bodied mouthfeel. VERY NICE malty (caramel and licorice?) finish that stays with you a bit. A very nice improvement over several of my latest trials.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours nut brown with copper highlights and sediment topped by a tiny tan head. Roasted caramel malt aroma with a fragrant hop nose. Mild hoppy flavor with caramel malt on the end. Fizzy and medium-bodied palate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaybeatle (2) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005 does not count
Very aromatic amber pour. Smell of hops and caramel. Hoppy taste that’s even better from a tap.


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