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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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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
umich03jm (1932) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 Pours a very clear medium amber color with a nice head that lingers a bit. Aroma is mostly malt, probably crystal and caramel. Faint noble hops. Taste dominated by malt, hops barely come through. Finish is pretty smooth. I’m not a fan of British Pale but this is better than most. Not enough hops for my liking but there is a nice flavor here and it goes down smooth.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (540) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Clear brown with a foamy head and some nice lace. Smell of molasses cookies and CO2. Mildly bitter. This is a good, drinkable ale. It doesn’t try to knock my socks off, but that’s okay.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davhgbrew (938) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Clear amber color. Aroma is of cooked malt and vanilla. Bitterness is moderate, flavor is slightly spiced like nutmeg with brown sugar. There is the oak barrel flavor also. A little to molasses sweetness to make a session with this one. Toasty malt flavor lingers unpleasantly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3631) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
16th July 2014 on-tap at the Hanger bar inside the Tustin (Orange County) Whole Foods store. Good clear amber look, the head an off-white covering. Caramel malts in the semi-sweet nose and taste, some mild hops keeping the sweetness in check. I enjoyed this beer and would have had another but my time was short and I wanted a couple more ticks before the women came for me! Nice body depth and overall a very pleasant first beer of the day, managed two more until they arrived.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcdav2154 (448) - GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
Beautiful beer for this style. Buttery, nutty, bread flavor that is typical. Great balance of hops at the end. Easy to drink and great taste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (298) - Bend, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Orange golden, good clarity, white head. Nose is biscuity, toasty, fresh apple esters. Flavor is same plus mild citrus and herbal bitterness, hints of oak, honey. Really nice interpretation of esb, very under appreciated imo

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (1860) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
355 mL bottle. Nice looking cola brown beer. Mild, fairly typical malty aroma. Not bad. Nice tasting, though, with nice mouthfeel for a 5% beer. Malty, bruised fruit, some earthy hops. Very sessionable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1207) - Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Enjoyed on move in day. Thirst quenching! So refreshing and still so flavorful and full of character. Nothing heavy or dominating to ruin things. This was the perfect beverage on a hot sweaty afternoon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (675) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2014
Bright amber color with a white head. Aroma was biscuit, light hops, and caramel. Very smooth flavor. Clean and drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sailracer (399) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap. Mild oak flavor with some watered down malt. Reasonable bitterness, but this suffers from a lack of a solid malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1192) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
(bottle) bright, clear orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of stewed fruit, hints of bread and citrus; slightly creamy palate; mild, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish


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