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Shelter Pale Ale - Dogfish Head Brewery

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77
okay

731 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 14.5%
Wants: 25
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with a premium barley and northwestern Williamette and Columbus hops, Shelter Pale Ale has a fine malt backbone and a slightly nutty flavor. It's a versatile and quaffable beer.

We named this beer Shelter Pale Ale because we think of a shelter as being a place you come home to. It just made sense for this Dogfish original.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-16-2001)
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Mertzy81

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Golden color, clear enough to easily read a book through. Big, soapy, off-white head that settles slowly; patchy, sudsy lace that slips down the sides of the glass. Aroma well balanced between bready malt, caramel sweetness, and fresh hops from the Willamette and Columbus additions.

Very nice flavor with good toasted malt character, moderate sweetness, and very fresh, complex hops. Mildly bitter, citric and herbal. Tasty and different than many other APA's. A bit more of an almost English hop profile, less West Coast vibe, no Cascade here as far as I know.

Crisp carbonation, almost a bit prickly, lots of life in the mouth. Medium thin body, lingers just a bit. Very fresh, very refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2013 07:33:25 | More by Mertzy81
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Shelter Pale Ale from Dogfish Head Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 731 ratings.