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?