RATINGS: 1291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Cant be done. Weve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. Youre left with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an elegant hint of English noble hops. DBA is the flagship of our company and wildly popular

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2009
Indy Brewers Fest 2009 - Hopapalooza - Seemed a little out of place next to all the other hoppy beers, didnt know it was an English pale. Aroma of sweet malts and a touch of hops. Flavor matches. Not a bad beer, just over-shadowed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
popery (2141) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
A very pleasant pale ale. This beer pours a nice golden amber color with a pretty good head. The aroma is sweetly malty with some mild floral hops. Theres a dry yeast note. The malt has a pleasant caramel flavor. The flavor is similar; its a sweet, mild pale ale. There isnt a ton of English character to it, in my opinion, but its still a good beer. The mouthfeel seems right for the style and drinkability is good but its not quite pulling me back for a second bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFanDan17 (1101) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July 09. Very interesting brew here. Clean and smooth, but complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Smells quite floral, and of malt and hops. Tastes very similar, again very floral. Light and refreshing, its a pleasant ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle, with many thanks to bitbucket. Shared with Macadem. Pours reddish amber, crustal clar, with a persistent off-white head, very nice lacing. Nose is gentle, mild hops, clean sweet malt, very fresh smelling, simple, yet appealing. Flavor is nice and round and malty, light spiciness into the finish. A nice pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2009
pours a clear amber with a small light beige head, and good lacing. smells of caramel, roasted nuts, a touch of citrus, and malt in the back. taste is creamy, caramel, a roastiness, nuts, and malt, ends a little dry and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2009
In NZ labeled as just "DBA". Looks cooper brown with the faintest haze. Head drops. Aroma is malty English with pineapple. Tastes nutty - chestnuts? and all malty - "Is this a brown ale?" I wondered. Sweet and sludgy with some crazy Coke-ishness midway and a banana cake fudgy aftertaste. The body lets it down with a gentle fizz (again, Coke) and a clingy sludgy end. Im underwhelmed, though Its come a long way to get here. Maybe with some strong tasting food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2009 1. From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 (As British Pale Ale) Fruit aroma. Golden coloured with a pineapple fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly dry malt finish. 2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009 (As DBA) Floral hop aroma. Golden coloured a little rich on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a crisp bready malt finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1281) - Lincoln, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2009 ~Pours a clear amber with off white creamy head. ~Scent of bready malts with light spicy hops and honey. ~Citrus, earthy hops and bready caramel malt flavor. ~Medium feel with carbonation tingles, smooth feel, mild bittersweet finish. ~Good session brew. Enjoyable all around. Well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. Appearance: Amber with a large, frothy, off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma: Grassy hops, slight fruitiness, a little cardboard, and honey. Taste: Caramel, wood, a touch of earth, grass, a little herbal, and a bit of tart astringency. Palate: Medium, smooth carbonation with a medium, slightly dry mouthfeel. Medium, slightly sour finish. Overall: A solid ale whos dryness leaves you wanting for another. Refreshing and sessionable. Rebuy: Sure. I wouldnt mind having another one of these.


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