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RATINGS: 825   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Shelter Pale Ale is brewed with premium barley and whole-leaf Willamette & Columbus Hops. Our pale ale has a strong malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor.

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3.6
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
had on tap at Rehoboth beach...a very well balanced, aromatic pale ale. easy drinking, but still somewhat complex for the style. not a west coast, but has a nice hop profile atop a malty sweet backbone. good stuff."

3.7
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer has a nice copper, amber color to it with a very nice off white head the laces very well to the glass. The smell is okay, it is very mild with a very earthy, mild citrus scent to it. I was expecting more from a pale ale. The taste comes out of no where with a great SMOOTHE blend of malt, mild hops, and yeast flavors. It was extremely smoothe that I had to ask the bartender if it was a nitro beer. The taste was completely unexpected and very good. The mouthfeel afterwards left you with a creamy, malty, mildly bitter taste. Overall, this beer was very interesting and did not follow the typical Pale Ale characterisitics, which was a nice change.

3
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
March 2010. From bottle. Orange amber color with malt, caramel and floral aromas. A bit thin and bland. I would expect more from DFH.

3
Ed5388 (3480) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap at Rohobeth brew pub. Pours a clear golden copper color with thin creamy head. Aroma is a little fruity and malty, no hop presence. Taste is malty with slight hoppiness. A good simple beer.

2.9
DCLawyer (2845) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft at DFH alehouse. Copper/brown with light head. Nicely balanced hops and malt. An above-average middle of the road ale. Drinkable but forgettable.

3
Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On draft at the Gaithersburg brew house. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Mildly spicy nose. Very thin mouthfeel. Not one of DFHs most memorable brews.

2.8
BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the Falls Church ale house. Clear golden pour with a small white head. Slick palate, fairly sweet. Not bad.

2.7
jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2012
It pours a nice copper with a thick white head that leaves moderate lacing. The aroma is rather bland with nothing at all really standing out. The taste is clean but fairly watery. Very un-DFH like. Dull & uninteresting. Bleh.

2.5
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2012
brewpub tap. hazy amber with a small-bubbled beige head that slowly wanes to a crescent moon. Nose confuses immediately with synthetic milky desert notes, a spiced coffee or cocoa. Dry cedar emerges with warmth. Flavor is off with light bile, toast at the front with marshmallow creamy sweetness through the sugary finish. Gritty texture. A shotgun profile that misses the target. DFH.

3.1
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours pale amber with a fruity aroma. Overly juicy for a pale ale. Like a very fruity pilsner more than a pale ale. Not much bitterness here. Definitely made for people who don’t know what else to get/are afraid of the rest of the offerings.


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