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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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. DPAs extraordinary hop finish is marked by crisp yet moderate hop bitterness.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 5, 2004
On-tap at the Denver Airport in the Pilots Lounge
Bronze copper with white head & lacing. The aroma is citrusy with some hops and a little malt character. It's hard to pick up on some of the more subtle charactaristics of this beer due to the bar. Picture an airport that is all non-smoking save for one bar that has about 100 seats and every seat is filled with a stressed out traveler puffing furiously on one to two cigarettes. That's how bad this place was. The flavor was well balanced and mild. Light bitter finish with a medium-light body along with some diactyl notes that came towards the end (when I could get a gasp of fresh air).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2004
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 Deep amber-copper, thin off-white head. Nose tart and hoppy, bit sour and skanky, even though it was bottled two months ago. Hops have lots of pine, a bit citric. Some malts, though not enough to balance the hops, bit of toffee and maple syrup as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2004
A nice every day pale that is worth buying a six pack at least once a month. Good summer beer with a nice hop flavor that remains inspite of filtration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2004
Pours with a nice orangey bronze body and a thick fluffy off white head. The nose suggests notes of caramel, light notes of citrus, small notes of spruce and cedar. The flavor is pretty earthy and organic. Ideas of peat, mulch, a musty heap of moist grains. This is without question a British style Pale Ale; I’m changing the “style” from APA! I’ve gotta admit that this brew does have a nice creamy mouth feel, however, I’m not the biggest fan of this style. This PA finishes with a caramel malt and citrus palate that lingers around for some time.
Post Note: It freaking says right on the bottle that this beer has won 3 Great American Beer Festival medals in the category of – Classic English-Style Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Copper body with moderate carbonation, apparent dry-hop residue, and a small velvety white head. Pine and citrus aroma plus a malty/apple quality. Some elements of the flavor suggest an English pale ale. Tangy. A fair pale ale but nothing great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Breweries need to be in better contact with their distributors or stop shipping their beer out of their region. I dumped most of this six pack. Several of the bottles seemed to be overcarbonated and it just didn't do anything for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - JAN 27, 2004
pours a cloudy orange with a thin white head that quickly diminishes...smells of malt and citrus. light body with less bitterness than expected and pretty weak flavors of malty sweetness, even a bit metallic taste. dry finish...overall not a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Nice hoppy, malt aroma. Good balance of hops throughout, especially for the style. One of my favorite session brews.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (6093) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Amber color with a fleeting off white head. Woody pine aroma. Old grapefruit and pine flavors with a touch of malt. Lacks malt and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (6288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2003
Orange and copper, smallish white head. Smoky, fruit caramel aroma. The flavor is like, I dunno, a water craker with cracked pepper. Biscuit and black pepper, maybe. Finishes with an alomst salty flavor.

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