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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle poured amber with a decent head and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and fruit with a sweet hops and citrus flavor. Easy drinking beer .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 6, 2006
ahh barrel aged brew.. tasty. aroma of the malt and a hint of hops. very smooth flavor but also well balanced and not overly assertive. this would be drinkable in quantity, but to do so would be dangerous methinks ;) definitely worth trying this if you can find it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2006
Starts with a large, frothy, long lasting light brown head that forms over a dark amber body. Bready malt aroma accompanied by light flowery hops. The flavor starts sweet with some acidic bitterness in the finish. Light, quaffable, but not overly complex. On the thin side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2006
A pleasing and well balanced english pale ale. Nothing to get excited about, just a well made beer.

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 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2006
On Tap @ San Diego Brewing Company. Clear light copper color with cream off white head. Very light aroma. Canít 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. Didnít 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. Whereís 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 Iím glad I tried one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9735) - 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.


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