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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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - JAN 29, 2005
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen. Satisfying pfftt when opened. Decent carbonation. Poured out a dark copper color, with a sparse white head. It left a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of roasted malts, some smoke, and bitter espresso beans. Flavors are much smoother than the flavors suggest, however. Smooth on the palate. Medium mouthfeel, neither thick nor thin bodied. Hop aromas are subdued, but their bitterness is apparent. Very easy drinking for an English style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 26, 2005
poured a dark orange with a small head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Tasted of sweet malt with a roasty addition. Nice finish of mild hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Pours a clear copper/amber color with soft off white head. The aroma was of medium pine, caramel and fresh roasted malts. There were heavy caramel tones at the begining of the taste and bitterness was of spruce pine. The finish was crispy like orange zest with a slight roasted character beneth. I found this to be very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2005
In the bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a slight white head. Medium carbonation and decent lace. Aroma of berries. Little or no hop aroma. Flavor is slightly grapefruity with a nice hop bite to the top of the tongue. Body is medium to medium light. I get a little too much calcium sulfate tingle at the end. Spices? Nope, not from this beer. I think this might be a beer Iíd like to try on tap sometime.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Bottled. Pours a nice copper tinged amber. Small receding tan head. Nose is spicy hops, creamy malts, and an underlying note of toffee. Nice! Taste is pleasant - rich malts, nice hop profile to balance it, more toffee notes and a filling sweetness about it. Body is medium with a decent carbonation feel but otherwise is smooth and somewhat creamy. Finish has a stronger hop bite and more spice from the hops present but still retains the toffee (or is it caramel?) and sweet tones that balance this out. Nice beer!

4
   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 thatís even better from a tap.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - 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.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - 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 (2124) - 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.


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