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RATINGS: 1030   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.


ChrisPants' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2005
Rich dark body, white head disappearing quickly into tiny bubble-haze skin. Smells fresh like a dryer sheet. Medium malts, floral hops, and yest that nears California Common-style ale-temp lager yeast. Body is robust without breaking a board over your teeth. Finishes clean and sweet, moving toward lingering bitterness moments after the swallow.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (363) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 21, 2015
I get a sweet aroma and slight hop from this orangy brew with yeast particles floating around. The taste is sweetness and bitterness battling for dominance through out this medium bodied beer. The aftertaste is sweetish an pleasantly bitter. A good balance.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ceason (15) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a dark sparkling orange with a large white head. Aroma is heavy on the hops. Flavor is moderately bitter. Too carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (930) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Dark gold. The aroma has Floral notes with pine and a rich malt background. A crisp hop bite quickly fades to smooth rich grainy malts. A little sweet on the finish with lingering hop resins. Overall, this is a perfect fridge beer as a go-to for any situation that covers all the bases.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (938) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Subdued aroma of hops, and sour dough bread. Pours a copper color with a lasting white foamy head. Dry feel with a slightly bitter hop taste and a short lasting bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass, a medium orange amber with deep and persistent off-white foam, lots of fine lace. Intensely malty with some great caramelly/biscuity/nutty complexity AND very hoppy with extreme fruitiness. Mango, apricot, lemongrass, lime zest, and I sh!t you not: some alchemy which tasted exactly like Fruit Loops breakfast cereal. Light-medium body, strong carbonation, crisp grainy mouthfeel, just a little residual sweetness, multi-layered hoppy aftertastes which eventually finished surprisingly dry. I guess the "English-style" refers to the maltbill, because the dominant hop impression is definitely New World. A tasty and memorable pale ale, whatever the case.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (273) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Nice hazy pale amber color, almost no head. Subtle aroma, floral hops and bread. Smooth malty flavor. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
coombuyah26 (11) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2015
This has always been a standby of mine and one of my favorites in an often overlooked category. Pours a deep golden color with a nice foamy head. This looks quintessentially like a normal beer ought to. Smell is bready with some herbal hop notes. This is a very nicely balanced beer, which seems to be a dying trend among pale ales. Very biscuity and malty up front with a good deal of carbonation. Gives way to hops and honey flavors on the back end and a pleasant aftertaste. Not your typical American "Let’s see how many hops we can dump into this and not call it an IPA" pale ale, but refreshingly balanced and worthy of respect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScipioA (366) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Brown pour with a respectable tan head. Easy going aroma of herbal hops and doughy breads. Delicious drinking, quite hoppy on top of a caramel/honey malt sweetness. Seems to be an American edge to the hop profile. Smooth mouthfeel and very little alcohol presence.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (399) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours very hazy browned copper with a nice foamy yellow tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is very pleasant floral and caramel. Yum. Tastes quite English. Caramel malt focus with decent hop roasty bitterness on the back end. Aftertaste is bitter with malty echoes. Very nice bridge between AIPAs and more malty beers. Sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TXBadger (1748) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Pours a decent amber color with off-white head. Some caramel malt, light pine, and some floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a bit of hop resin.


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