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RATINGS: 1038   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
Pretty much an average American pale ale. Mostly overwhelming flower-hoppiness, maybe some malt in the middle as per the commercial deScription.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Clear copper/dark orange, thin off-white head. Piney, earthy hops aroma with toasty malts. Biscuity, toasty malt body with an adequate supply of piney, earthy hops. A bit buttery. Highly carbonated which isn’t optimal for a session beer like this one. Bitter finish. Decent, but a bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to jeffc666 for this one! Reddened amber with a small tan head and lots of minute partciles suspended in it. Aroma is malty with honey notes and strong floral hops. Light spiciness in the nose as well. Taste is hoppy but laden with creamy malts and light spice. Some citrus coming through as well. Body is medium with moderate carbonation and a light lingering bitterness. Light dryness towards the end. Finish is more hops and creamy malts with light honey notes. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2005
Clear amber with a malty/hoppy aroma. Taste is a fairly balanced malt/hop like the aroma, a bit bitter and finishes dry. A bit too chalky for my liking. Decent beer, but nothing about it really catches me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3905) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2005
This definitely reminds me of a number of pints I had in England, although it would obviously be on the hoppier side. It poured amber/bronze with a good size cream-white head. The first whiff of aroma was definitely orange, then caramel and a strong wet tea leaves note. Some alcohol is present, too, giving it a touch of effevescence. The flavors aren’t as well rounded as the aromas, giving off a strong iced tea fusion with a somewhat murky nut edge. A bit of the piney hops (I think I agree with another person who identified it as more spruce than pine...well picked up!) and a moderate toasted flavor carries on with a bitterness than hangs on the mid-back of my tongue. Moderately oily and gently sticky malt palate, modified by that bitterness. I’ve been really pleased with Great Divide lately in the sense that they’re bringing some good beers into Texas, and their bigger beers are interesting and fun, though I’m still finding that they don’t always appeal to the purely hedonistic taste-test. C’est la vie, it is still a beer worth trying even if it doesn’t win huge raves from me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2005
New label on a 12 oz. bottle. November 2004 bottling. A large white head. A dark amber color with few bubbles. Aroma of oranges, grass and some sweet cherries. The taste is roasted caramel. Also some orange peel and some toast. This has a rather strong citrus character that is pleasurable. A sticky mouthfeel. Pretty bold for an English Pale Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Bottled November 2004, Sampled January 2005
Pours a brilliantly clear full copper color, it is topped by a light amber tan head with a fairly low level of carbonation. The aroma is sweet with caramel malts and hopily spiced with notes of tangerine, apricot, and oranges, and a nice fruity flower nectar type thing. The taste is quite well balanced. This beer is not quite sweet yet quite fruity & hoppy. It is very well balanced with a complimenting malty caramel note that accentuates the hops. This beer reminds me of candied orange peels, spruce tips. The hops nearly dance across my tongue with spicy herbal notes of pine and a nice bitterness that moves from the middle of my tongue to the back of my mouth as this beer passes down my gullet. This is just a really nicely made Pale Ale, it is actually even better than the IPA and IIPA from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Interesting aroma - tangy fruit, hops, pleasant diacetyl, some raisins and darker malts. Very persistant head which pours tall. Coppery brew, bad label. Dry, grassy, the darker malts come through over whatever boring light malts were used. Not very hoppy at all. Thinnish body, quick green nut finish. Some chemical in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2005
Pretty average pale ale, copper in color with an overly-generous off-white head, moderate lacing, nice combination of sweet malt & flowery hops in the nose, medium in body, very smooth & drinkable, would make for a decent session beer, balanced body of flavors, nice malt flavor with subtle hop characters

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6526) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2005
12 oz bottle - Whip In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a murky, dark orange with a very thin white head, light lacing. Aroma has some floral notes, a bit of nuttiness, not bad. Flavor has that patented nutty-citrusy-malty home brew kind of taste that turns cloyingly sweet after a while but at first is quite pleasing - not too unlike Fat Tire. Mouthfeel is rich and thick though and it finished strong which redeems it somewhat. Not a bad diversion.

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