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RATINGS: 1022   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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3711) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle: Pale copper color. Mild hoppy aroma with citrusy-floral notes. Clean tatse with a nice hoppy front and notes of toasted caramel malt in the finish. Crisp but overly bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8006) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottle. Orangey amber, massive white head. Slightly muted hoppy aroma. Flavour has bitter grapefruity citrus but not much malt to help it along. Touch of alcohol (astringency?) in the finish is not really appropriate. Average palate. Disappointing. Thanks for sharing Tupalev - he says the other bottle was better than this one. Durf. Will have to give it another shot if it comes around again.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Alcohol aroma. Moderate bitter, alcohol aftertaste. I don’t know why I like this beer, but I do.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Bottled: slightly funky and worty aroma; a little earthy and spicy; simple malt backbone; a tad astringent in the finish; meh

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13755) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2006
Bottle at home. Dark red/brown small white head. Aroma/taste Fresh hop (grass, pine), malt. Though the taste isn’t as fresh as the aroma. Aftertaste: Hop and almost chokloade bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lweiberg (115) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Denver Pale Ale? Well, it did make me feel a bit like John F’n Elway, and that’s not a good thing, or is it? Tasted like a hazy schwag (yes, THAT kind of schwag) which was nice but not really what I expected out of this. Then again, I didn’t know quite what to expect out of a Denver pale ale. I wouldn’t recommend it, try Great Divide’s Hercules and you won’t be disappointed, or for regular pale ales, Summit Extra Pale Ale or Three Floyd’s Alpha King should do you about right.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Not bad. Light coppery amber with a tiny white head. Nice floral hop nose, sweet and light English-style maltiness with a moderately bitter hop finish. Good, but not great. Not jonesing to have it again.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
12 oz. bottle pours a clear rusty orange hue. A massive, fake looking off white head leaves an awesome lace. Has a spicy, black pepper caramel smell. Medium bodied with way too much carbonation. Mildly sweet caramel taste with a raw hop bitterness to finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Golden medium hopped English Style Pale Ale. C-hops’ presence give DPA a grapefruit and pine flavor, but its balance leans towards the malts.


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