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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


3.3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yeahitsnolan (51) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Poured a very nice amber color and medium amount of bubble movement. A nice aroma of outdoorsy, spicy hops smell. Very smooth while drinking, leaves a nice carmel malt flavor in your mouth. No bitterness left after drinking either. Very nice beer and very good with fried foods!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2006
via trade with IrishBoy - Pours a clear deep amber color with a nice off white head. Has a light grassy hop aroma. Has a smooth caramel malt flavor. Medium body. A pleasant beer. Thanks Richard.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 15, 2006
1 pint .6 oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a very thin, white head. Aroma was very sweet of hops and a little cirtus background. Flavor again was sweet and not bitter at all, not what I expected but nonetheless it was good. Went great with fried chicken though! :D

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Flavor is sweet, caramel, with a mild hops in taste. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DYCSoccer17 (3477) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2007 22 ounce bomber shared with grant. Earthy, slight pine hop aroma that is definitely pleasant. Some sweet, toffee-like aromas are also detected. Transparent copper color with a creamy, off-whitish head. Long-lasting, with nice lacing. Attractive. Peppery, slightly spicy hops to start, turning malty and a bit caramelly. Some chewy nuttiness and graininess. Nice maltiness to this with a tasty sweetness. Nice. This is really drinkable stuff. Highly recommended. Great session beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (659) - Pasadena, California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottled. Very malty with slight roasted carmel or nuts type flavors. Not a huge tasting beer, but smooth and easy to drink. Low in alcohol so you could have a few of these and not be trashed.


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