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RATINGS: 1009   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnbuck100 (236) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
6-pack from state line liquors - a very drinkable pale ale with a pretty strong malt backbone and a muted floral hop presence typical of English PAs. I much prefer the Fresh Hop Pale Ale offering by Great Divide, which is one of the few Fresh Hop offerings of a Pale Ale. This is a bit too bread-y malt-y for my taste. Still, a very drinkable offering.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Weevo (22) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours medium small white head, very light carbonation. Citrus notes on nose and pallet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (617) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The body has a slight haze and a faded orange gold color. There is a lot of tight fine carbonation supporting a tall off white head. The head is thick, creamy and long lasting. It also makes lots of cool lacing on the glass as I drink. In the nose there is a mix of modest pale bready malt with some balanced hops. The hops are some what lemony, floral and leafy. The flavor has a good base maltiness with a solid bready and pale grain with a light fruity back note. This hooks up with the hops and brings nice floral and mild lemon like citrus notes with a little herbal/leafy character as well. The hop bitterness takes over in the finish and lingers nicely and begs for some nice salty pretzels.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bellco33 (273) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass: Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma of light citrus, caramel, and malt sweetness. Taste is mild citrus, resin, caramel, and a little nutty. Medium body, medium carbonation, this is a pretty nice sessionable beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Surprisingly citrus-y and nice hop finish. Nice hop aroma and finish. Good session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (641) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2014
slightly citrusy hop smell, taste is a bit hoppy with good amount of citrus hop flavor...not too much...perhaps just a bit too much? smooth maltier flavor upon swallowing...finishes hoppier...decent, just a tad too bitter for me...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2073) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a bottling date of Feb 27, 2014 back when it was probably snowing and freezing. And now it is May and this has a nice cloudy amber pour with an off-white head that lingers and laces. The caramel malty sweetness comes forward loud and clear in the aroma with any hop bitterness way in the background. It is sweet like the style recommends. The body is medium and smooth. The taste is also quite sweet and roasty with little to no bitterness filling in the blanks. It is a good representation of the style, which is pretty traditional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (997) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottled May 15, 2014 (nice). Pours a clear darker gold with a thick beige head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving lots of hanging, dripping soapy lace. Nose involves some toffee malt notes, subtle floral and spicy hops, and some darker bread character. Fairly sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, softer carb, a bit oily, with a bready doughy crisp bitter finish. Well made, drinkable brew. Easygoing, yet has some substance to it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6359) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark amber with a nice off-white head and a bread and toffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Refreshing and easy to drink.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeadyDE (483) - Delaware, USA - APR 24, 2014
bottle pour light copper yellow color..slightly hazy when held up to light..nose is combo of rye bread and caramel.bit of sprucy hops..taste is slightly bitter with a not so great honey dominance and a metallic presence..not my cup of tea..

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle provided by Liz. Pours clear bright copper with a slight, transient beige head. Aroma is floral with slightly roasty malt. Med body or nearly. Flavor starts roasty malt followed by a low dose of mostly floral hop. It’s bitter and finishing towards dry. Drinking good.


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