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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours a clear, light orange with a good-sized head. Floral hops with a bit of spice and some caramel malt character on the nose as well. Biscuit and toffee. Nice medium-high carbonation. Grassy, bitter finish. A very nice pale, and I’m not the biggest fan of most.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1544) - 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 (253) - 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 (353) - 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 (385) - 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 (1666) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierstein82 (12) - - OCT 30, 2014
Has some really good head retention. A nice nose of hops and malt. Has a light resin pine taste with some sweet malts. Pretty cloudy a lot of sediment in the bottle. This is a very palatable and session able beer. Probably drink a wider of this in a sitting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swesson (264) - 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 (1170) - 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 (6289) - 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."


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