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RATINGS: 1035   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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3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Riotbeard (107) - Birmingham, USA - JUL 29, 2010
I think deep down I just like APA more than EPA. It has a strong malt backbone. The aroma is is honey and little hop input. Appeance is a light amber with white head. Taste is honey and caramel with a little bitterness. Palate is very rich and creamy. Decent enough brew but not my cup of tea.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
finn1918 (229) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Straight from the bottle at a wedding reception. Fairly typical pale ale--medium body, good carbonation, floral hoppy finish but not too overpowering. Solid overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (502) - - JUL 18, 2015
Light amber, clear, persistent head. Earthy, intensely yeasty nose with a touch of ammonia. Medium body, moderate flavor, slightly astringent mouthfeel and finish, long palate. Very bitter, dry, refreshing acidity. Very hoppy as promised, Good as a thirst quencher, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eggraid101 (55) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A good pale ale but a little uninteresting. Could use a touch of something. A nice beer but I'd reach for something a little cleaner or more hoppy, one way or the other ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1033) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 7 Apr 2012 -- From the bottle while in Pueblo at IFS. A very nice English Pale ale. Not a hop bomb like most American versions but a pleasure to consume.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (230) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Aroma and taste are mildly hoppy, with a little sweet malt in the background. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (403) - 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 (30) - 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 (1068) - 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 (1061) - 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 (1659) - 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.


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