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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerzila (7) - Sumner, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Very fine beer. Love the aroma and finishes smooth. I drink this beer year around. Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (95) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma: caramel, woody, leaves, Appearance: orange, clear, tan head Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
keanex (1606) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bottled March 19, 2015.
Glass: Carton teku.
Appearance: Deep orange/copper hue with great clarity and a sparkling body. The head is light tan and very creamy looking.
Aroma: The aroma is mild, lightly floral with mild vanilla and caramel aromas hints of dark fruits and faint cocoa.
Taste: A bit malty leaning with a mild hop presence. Flavors of caramel and mild syrupy cherry are noted along light vanilla, toast and biscuit flavors. I get a light foral hop presence.
Palate: Medium bodied, sharp carbonation.
Overall: What a great beer! I really love the balance and complexity here. Super drinkable, I’m glad this is in NJ now.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (918) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2015
Decent mildly bitter aroma. Corn and cereal flavor with a funky, slightly metallic finish. I like ESBs, but this is average at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brigg (532) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
(bottle) Caramel amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mild pale malt, straw, light spices. Full bodied, slightly sticky. Caramel malt, bread, and mild hop flavor. Quaffable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
McCarty23 (53) - Vista, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
British pale with some light tan malts. Surprising nice mouthfeel made this like a martzen. Added hops finished this perfectly.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (543) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Tap pour into 20 oz glass at Meddlesome Moth in Dallas. Amber color with white lacing that sticks around for the consumption party. Aroma is a mild malty with some cereal elements. Taste also rocks the malt with bitterness coming through but not all that aggressively. Cereal and bready. Feels almost earthy like it could have been served warm...though that would have sucked. Drinkable but pretty forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrFecesious (1196) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2015
Draught at yard house. Clear copper. Aroma of cereal, metallic malt. Taste is sweet. Palate is abysmal. This isn't at all firestone, so I'm pretty sure this is old beer, which wouldn't surprise me from a place like this (100+ taps). My rating is based on these notes. I will revisit & revise.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cool_Bond (1896) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Light aroma of toffee. The taste is bitter, caramel and malty. Okay bitterness that fills the mouth a weak moment. Good beer anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyReynolds (1035) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 16, 2015
I really don’t get much of a barrel aged note in the aroma. Kinda more of that English hop, malt bill. The flavor does bring out a crisp wood character, but not what I was expecting at all. Very subtle, if at all. Mostly typical ESP flavor.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rgf001 (184) - München, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2015
Sample bought as part of a Costco pack. Air of malt aroma but not much else no aroma defects. Taste balance is off. Oxidation most likely. Firestone knows what they are doing so I will reevaluate with another bottle.


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