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RATINGS: 1023   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brewmaster (168) - USA - JUL 10, 2002
Visiting CO and Sunday i found out about the 3.2 ABW law. Went to a supermarket in hopes of finding something other than watered down 3.2 bud/coors etc (which seems to be the only beer you can buy on a Sunday here) - and found the lower ABV version of this beer. That said - it was not bad, yet nothing special either, but i may be tempted to try the 5.6 version if i find it in a single or visit the brewery to compare.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2002
orange as the paneling on a freshly restored woody wagon, with a churn of sloppy eggnog-colored foam and eloquent lace. it was the perfect antidote to a slightly syrupy baltic porter consumed just prior to this session. the denver p.a. has a cleansing, hop-centric aroma: christmas tree spruce and graham crackers. flavor describes a gorgeous arc from auburn-toasted woody malts to a dry, light mango-fruity hop bitterness. a very satisfactory drinking experience, causing this assiduous rater to bang down the empty mug whilst swabbing his face with a shirt sleeve and emitting a belching and exultant "aaaaaaah!".

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2002
Not terrible - but just not that good either. Definitely a disappointing pale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Thin copper colored with a small head. Decent pale ale, with a spicy hop finish, but nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Rerate 12/14/05: The bottled version of this beer agrees with me a litte more. Copper color with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Thick sheets of lacing too. Grassy, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied and with a decent floral hops character, as well as a fair amount of malt. The finish is moderately hoppy. Straightforward and pretty enjoyable.

11/12/02 (2.4): Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Light amber color with minute head. Hops aroma that was difficult to detect. This seemed watered-down and nothing special to me. I like more hops in my APAs.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Great Divide’s Brigid’s Porter is so unbelievable, I tend to favor whatever they produce, but this one’s just so-so. Spicy in a big way, the black pepper notes come on strong. Otherwise, a predictable APA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2002
See my notes on their Arapahoe Amber. To me, this is virtually the same beer, with some random peppery hops thrown in. For some reason, this brewery’s beers just don’t agree with me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Well, unlike others, I got an amazing head on this beer! Next time I will pour it differently. This beer formed a large, sudsy almost float style head that left some lace after it subsided. It was a cloudy dark gold color with some sediment present. There was a heavy amount of carbonation. The aroma was of hops, citrus and malt. It had a flavor of hops, rather oily. Also some light caramel malt present. The finish was a bit tangy no doubt due to the heavy carbonation. Not a bad pale ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light malt flavor noticable in the beginning with a very strong hoppy taste and finish. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5294) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 24, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 Rerate- Medium amber color. Large sized tan head. Aroma is caramel and floral with a touch of citrus. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are caramel, toffee and sweet. Hops are citrus and grapefruity. Much more in the English Style of Pale Ale. Good balance. Nice session beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Old rating Medium Amber color, larger head. Hoppy taste, Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is hoppy. Slightly bitter. 5-3-6-3-12 (2.9)


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