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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
*** This recipe has been retired. Rate the other Denver Pale Ale (2016-) ***

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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ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2005
Rich dark body, white head disappearing quickly into tiny bubble-haze skin. Smells fresh like a dryer sheet. Medium malts, floral hops, and yest that nears California Common-style ale-temp lager yeast. Body is robust without breaking a board over your teeth. Finishes clean and sweet, moving toward lingering bitterness moments after the swallow.

SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Darker golden color with white head. Fizzy. Very hoppy and minimal citrusness but soem is present. Not a bad brew.

tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Prior to DPA, I had two hearted ale, which has a picture of a fish on the label. Fortuntatleyh two hearted ale tasted great. Unfortunately, Denver Pale ale actually tasted like a fish. The worst part is, this is my sixth beer, at which point I am usually generous..

JK (6296) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
The primary aroma is hops, but there is also metal. This is very smooth, and there is a sweet hop flavor.

JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2005
Dull amber... extremely large off-white head. Stemmy and grassy hops take charge in the aroma. A bit of caramelly malt too. Its kind of the same in the flavor as well. A bit dry with flowery hop flavor. Stale caramel. Watery, but good amount of flavor. Decent beer overall.

gsteph (325) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Clear, dark amber pour with a loose, foamy white head. Left quickly but comes back with a swirl or two. Piney, floral, somewhat caramel like aroma. Flavor is minimal...mild caramel flavor, and grassy. Piney and peppery on the finish, with, what I would describe as, dirt or clay flavors as well. It doesn’t detract that much but is noticeable. At least I can say I had it.

SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2005
The bottle I had seemed supsiciously old, as the head was monstrous and there was an annoying sour/alcohol after taste. The characteristics that were present were good - floral in the nose and some butter/caramel body. Will rerate when I can get it fresher.

icarus (57) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Sour smell and taste with slight hoppy taste, malty middle, possibly bad bottle.

Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2005
This is number 100. Solid, malty PA with a nice bitter hoppy finish. Grassy hops are strongly apparent. Great finish on an overall mediocre beer.

Odeed (1806) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 24, 2005
thanks to eric from t.t.b. for this bonus brew in our trade.poured a murky orange with a white head that stuck around after the pour.the head even left nice lacing after some of it settled.i got a blend of piney hops,earth,and malts in the aroma.the flavor was all the the aromas,but had a little hidden sour note.i m sot sure if this is skunked,but something does not seem right.still overall its not to bad.re-rate note:this was bottled 03/04.maybe it was past its prime?

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