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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2009
bottle from my cousin Sam. Amber pour. Nose is full of malt, fruits and nuts. Flavor has some caramel, hops and a slight nutiness. Ok for a pretty mundane style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Pours hazy amber. Flavor is all caramel malts ending on a slightly dry note. Notes of fig and pears in there. Not much hops - but some tannins from the barrel aging show up.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PKPMarine (37) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a hazy dark amber color. Very fruity and malty nose. Heavy malt flavor with some hints of dark fruit. Finishes with some bitterness from the hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2009
12oz bottle. amber-orange color with white head. caramel malt aroma. nutty, oak and malt taste. good thin but creamy texture. overall pretty tasty.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lawless (8) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This beer was very Malty with a slight a slight bitter sweet flavor. The aroma is malty as well. I would say that it is drinkable but nothing to write home about.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LAbrewcrew (7) - , Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This english style ale has a malty like taste to it. The finish is kind of bitter and lingers. Definitely a drinkable beer but not very exciting.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ocbeergoddess (6) - , California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
This english pale ale has a malty aroma and is an amber color. With the first sip, you can definitely taste a bitter hoppy sweetness to the beer. The finish is a little sour and the flavor lingers in your mouth. I think this beer could be labeled as complex but not an all over cohesive mix of flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4556) - Sofia, BULGARIA - FEB 2, 2009
Very enjoyable English pale ale. Pours a clear amber color with off-white head. Good caramel malt and English hops on aroma and flavor. Would work well as a session beer. Nothing too special, but a good change of pace from American pale ales. Hops are a little less in-your-face.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudzGuru (5) - Anaheim, California, USA - FEB 2, 2009 does not count
The DBA pours a clear red appearence. Aroma of wood and slight hops. I noticed a very sweet malty and "woody" taste. I did not enjoy finish, which was a bit flat. The beer is drinkable, but boring.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2009
12oz Stubby This was sent as an extra in a recent trade with errantnight, thanks again Derek! Double Barrel pours amber with glowing ruby highlights when backlit. A minimal head of one finger grew on the pour and fizzled rather quickly to a ring and a few spots. The head was slightly off white and didnt have much sticking power. The aroma of this beer is unique and interesting. Theres a good deal of malt present in the form of caramel and a touch of toffee but the hop profile is what stands out to me. After each swirl Im greeted by a spicy hoppiness that mingles with a surprising tangerine citric quality. The tangerine is something I dont come across very often but I really enjoy it, even though it only comes up after each swirl. The flavor doesnt quite live up to the aroma. Its much more malt oriented. The hopping comes through on the finish and adds a nice layer of bitterness but malt rules the roost. Caramel and toffee are the main subjects and a hint of alcohol chases all other flavors on the swallow. Medium bodied with a surprisingly high amount of carbonation. The carbonation gives the body the right density but gets a little too prickly the more I drink. The hopping does leave a small but growing bitterness as I drink. There are a couple minor flaws that could be easily fixed with a few small tweaks but this is still an easy beer to but away and is very session worthy. This is a solid beer from Firestone Walker. My score probably doesnt show it but I did enjoy this beer. Good flavor and easily drinkable. Thanks for another good brew Derek.


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