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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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DPA has risen to become one of the most award-winning English-style pale ales in the world. Sporting a brilliant copper hue and an assertive floral hop aroma, DPA is known for its smooth, malty middle, which is expertly complemented with hearty and complex hop flavor. DPA's extraordinary hop finish is marked by crisp yet moderate hop bitterness.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (238) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Parry's. Pours medium Amber and makes a thin head. Aroma is of sweet caramel. Very light taste and mild hippiness. Good session beer, but not incredibly distinctive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1102) - Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Bottled over 3 weeks ago pours a light bottle conditioned haze of light copper. Thin head. Aroma has some light sweet caramel malt, light toast malt, mineral, slight floral fruit orange cherry hop. Taste has a distinct English caramel malt,light toast, dry malt. Smooth,slick mouth feel medium/light body minerally orange cherry light tobacco character. Has some peppery herbal type bittering. Tastey with some malty sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5942) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
"4 month old bottle (still hope to land a fresher one) but it’s hard to tell if the hops are subdued to to age or the style. GDs signature malt bill is there, which is always nice, though this is a little more maltcentric than i’d prefer. some grapefruit and bitter hops make an appearance, though, and the feel which started thin grew lively. not bad, but not great."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Nice copper pour from the bottle. Nice grass/citrus hop aroma with a smooth drinkable character. Bitter start and finish and ends smoothly. Easy drinker.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1505) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy dark gold with a significant head and sticky lacing. Mainly malt aroma with a small amount of wet grass. Definitely rich malts abound. Starts to make you think it’s an ESB, but then stops just short. Truly an English pale ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3926) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Aroma is fruit, mildly grainy malts and a hint of hops. The flavor is fruit, biscuit malts, mild earthiness and citrus hops/mild bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1432) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 1, 2014
I would actually choose the DPA as my session beer of choice from Great Divide. Mildly hoppy, not overly sweet. A malty backbone.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1478) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A floral aroma supported with bread and citrus notes. Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a thin non-lasting white head and no lacing. Small solids were suspended in the liquid. The taste is malty upfront with hints of molasses and bread, but the finish is definately on the hop side of the scale. Citrus, pine, and hop bitterness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, an okay pale ale. Nice juxtaposition of flavors.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at the brewery in Denver. Pours a tan color . Easy drinking flavorful session beer. I'd have it again

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (1092) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
bottle sample. poured a slight hazy amber colour with white head. aroma hops, citrus, malts, pines, caramel, spiced finish. bit of a weak bodied mouthfeel.


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