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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
I thought it was a good beer, not great. Very sweet to begin with almost like a tea with sugar. It does really have a nice color to it. Something I could drink often, but not too often, or too much at a time.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
This a nice full-flavored lager. Lots of malt flavors but not much else. No aroma but a decent head.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: APR 30, 2004 The best part about this was the color which had a nice red tone to it. My senses were a bit saturated after drinking a few pints of Exponential. Myabe that's why this tasted kind of like it. Just kind of. This had a watery body with a nice bitter. aftertaste. I didn't taste much malt in it. It was pretty light and boring, but not bad. I'll have to try it with a clean palate next time.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2004
12 oz bottle, stem glass, 50°F. Tall, creamy, white head is slowly diminishing and sits on a medium red-brown body. Toasted light bread, grain malt (L); piney, spicy, grapefruit hops (M). Strangely light aroma. Malt is oddly lacking in the aroma, considering the appearance. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Pretty boring. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: the ingredients sound great, but it just doens't come together to be anything impressive.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
This one had a nice deep red color with a rather fizzy mouthfeel. Nice malty flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2003 Pours redish amber with a medium light tan head. Light sweet malt nose. Flavor starts sweet then a light hop bite finishing with a spicy dry aftertaste. Light and smooth on the palate. A refreshing EPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2003
This ale pours with a clear, deep amber body topped by a thick off white head with some lacing left behind. The aroma is slightly bitter and grassy wtih a good slightly sweet malty balance. The flavor is mostly bitter, grassy and hoppy but a nice sweet maltiness shows through with fruity notes in the background. Medium bodied, slightly tingly from the carbonation and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2004 This was one of the most mild, subtle beers I've had in a while. Immediate aroma boasts a touch of vanilla and oak. Dies down into some mild hops. Fairly dry throughout, complexity hangs on the background and never really comes out. It's got a decent balance, I would ask for more malt. I like the flavor of the malt though, good light toffee. Touch of cherry fruitiness from the yeast. Very little head. No bottle conditioning.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Nice copper color with a nice, white head. For an English Pale Ale, very good. For what I personally like, not so much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2003
The deep ruby-red color is definitely the highlight of this brew. The aroma is slightly floral and the taste is hoppy with subtle hints of fruit and wood tones.


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