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RATINGS: 1040   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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*** 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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2005
pours a thick offwhite head. Color is orangy/red. Aroma is hoppy, grain. Taste is malt, hoppy with a silky feel. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (12270) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2008
Bottle, bought @ lkonsortiet, Aalborg. Pours a deep golden with a big creamy-ish white head. Aroma is mildly sweet hoppy. Some caramel and slight fruity hops. Lively mouthfeel. Flavour has a nice hoppyness, slight pale-ish malty sweetness behind it. Not that terribly dry. A very competent brew, but a little underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12246) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Rerate 12/14/05: The bottled version of this beer agrees with me a litte more. Copper color with a thick and fluffy off-white head. Thick sheets of lacing too. Grassy, hoppy aroma. Medium-bodied and with a decent floral hops character, as well as a fair amount of malt. The finish is moderately hoppy. Straightforward and pretty enjoyable.

11/12/02 (2.4): Tasted at the Barrelhouse Brewing Company Microbrew Fest on November 9. Light amber color with minute head. Hops aroma that was difficult to detect. This seemed watered-down and nothing special to me. I like more hops in my APAs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12020) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, bread and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Poured a medium and see through copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, flowers and citrus. Tastes of caramel and some hops. Thinner body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
madsberg (11612) - Sborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2004
Bottled: Light amber coloured. Light beige head. Very malty aroma. Some sweetness and fruit is there. Buttery and sweet in the flavour. Is ligth hopped which leads into a light bitterness in the end. An average beer, thats not offending anyone. Even great brewers makes beers, that are less than divine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11497) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
Aroma of Very citrussy grapefruit, floral, piney, with carmel and malts. Juicy hop and fruity, with bitter aftertaste. Certainly not a lot of malting, more IPA and can pass as one. light golden yellow with a bit of froth. Understated carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Draught at the Publick House, Brookline, MA.
Clear amber colour with tiny white head. Fresh fruity American hops with malt in aroma. No bitterness. Flavour is strong fruity American hops combined with malty body. No real bitterness here either. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Medium amber with small head. Mildly sweet caramel malt and moderate pine hops flavor - great tasting EPA, very nicely blended.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Amber pour, medium white head. Aroma smells of an IPA, flavor is a mix of a pale ale and an IPA. Too bad the pale ale gets the better of the IPA. This is a great beer after a hot game of beach volleyball. Crisp and refreshing.


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