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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle from Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours a nice amber colour. Aroma of hops, some fruits and malt. The flavour is a bit sweet and fruity with malt, some citrus, caramel and flowers. Dry fruitish malty finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a large lasting off white head. Aromas of bread, light carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of bread, light carmel and a hint of grapefruit rind with a lingering lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2007
Delirium, Göteborg, bottle. Dark amber with a huge, creamy head. The aroma is hoppy, dry and grapefruit-like. The flavour has notes of citrus, mostly grapefruit, fruit and a touch of caramel. It’s rather dry and somewhat tart. 2389

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Bottle. Pours mahagony-tea with a tall creamy off-white head. Floral fragrant hop and caramel malt (hay) aroma. Bitter hop caramel malt flavor with rind citrusy and soapy notes. Medium bodied, clean and fizzy dry palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9643) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 Rating is average of 2 tastings - bottle and keg
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Typical unsophisticated US style overrelyance on hops to carry a beer. Unbalanced, lacking a full malty body, and instead being sticky and sweet. (4-3-5-3-12=2.7)
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki, American Weeks 2009)
Pleasant, gingery, hoppy. OK quaff. Sherbet finish, sweet palate. Nice. (6-4-7-3-13=3.3)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9558) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Bottle... Hazy, copper ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Yeasty, citrusy aroma. Lightly bitter, acidic flavor with a pink grapefruit, lemony slap to the palate. Light to medium-bodied and mildly creamy with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, acidic finish. Not really malty or smooth. A bit too acidic. Will have to try another bottle some day to make sure this one isn’t off just a bit. Enjoyable. Refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9479) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Tasted on tap at Great Divide Brewery in Denver, Colorado. Light, yellow-orange body with small head. Weak slightly hoppy aroma. Somewhat weak hoppy flavor. Pretty easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber pour, medium white head. Aroma smells of an IPA, flavor is a mix of a pale ale and an IPA. Too bad the pale ale gets the better of the IPA. This is a great beer after a hot game of beach volleyball. Crisp and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Poured a medium and see through copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and citrus. Tastes of caramel and some hops. Thinner body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
12 ounce Bottle at Snooze, Denver 12/10/2007, starting the day off in style washing down a steak and eggs breakfast before embarking on a bar crawl of the city! Hoppy aroma. Some carbonation. Golden coloured hoppy and pale with a crisp and bitter malt finish.


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