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RATINGS: 1040   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. 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (1144) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2016
Shelf turd of original recipe bottled September 2015 (so admins, please dont move again). Pours a slightly hazy amber from a bottle, good lacing. Aroma is a lavender honey. Flavor is like a honey biscuit, like what I imagine a European who speaks English would call a biscuit, but what Americans might call a cookie. That wacky English language. It does not taste like what Americans would call a biscuit, even though that would also be delicious. Its been a while since Ive taken a sip since Ive been considering this whole cookie/biscuit topic. I just took another sip to determine what I feel about the palate, which is: very well-balance, sweet but with a good deal of hop bitterness, full but not big. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (904) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2016
Originally rated on 12/9/08. DPA pours a nice looking slightly cloudy amberish body with small floaters aplenty, a huge off white cap left decent lace. Slight, but nice hop aroma, the taste was of sweet malts, a little pine with a dry mildly bitter finish, however there was a strange taste of plastic in the initial sips that was a turn off. The batch i drank was 8 months old, maybe it was a little past its prime, but it should hold up better than that. Anyway i will give it another try in the future.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
George999 (455) - Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
From the bottle, the pour is clear and reddish orange in color work a thin head, the aroma is mild ale, the taste is crisp clean, notes of corn mild hops overall a solid pale ale. The mouthfeel is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3469) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle 355ml. Pours golden with high off-white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of citrus, soap. Taste is of citrus, malt, alcohol. bitterness, sugar. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good. Refreshing. Tasty. English hops but not overly earthy as they can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4151) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2015
This is a solid pale ale, not really sure how English it is though. ITs got a nice orange color and a small, foamy head. Its nose is mildy hopp and floral, pleasant but nothing that stands out in a crowd. Some slight toasty malt sweetness helps bring out some citrus character. This is maybe more malty than most pale ales made in the US but it is a nice, drinkable beer regardless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
finn1918 (234) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Straight from the bottle at a wedding reception. Fairly typical pale ale--medium body, good carbonation, floral hoppy finish but not too overpowering. Solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (895) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Light amber, clear, persistent head. Earthy, intensely yeasty nose with a touch of ammonia. Medium body, moderate flavor, slightly astringent mouthfeel and finish, long palate. Very bitter, dry, refreshing acidity. Very hoppy as promised, Good as a thirst quencher, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eggraid101 (77) - Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. A good pale ale but a little uninteresting. Could use a touch of something. A nice beer but I'd reach for something a little cleaner or more hoppy, one way or the other ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 7 Apr 2012 -- From the bottle while in Pueblo at IFS. A very nice English Pale ale. Not a hop bomb like most American versions but a pleasure to consume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestlake (279) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Aroma and taste are mildly hoppy, with a little sweet malt in the background. Pretty good.

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