DBA (Double Barrel Ale) | Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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DBA (Double Barrel Ale)DBA (Double Barrel Ale)

Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerManDan on 08-24-2002

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Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours amber and copper with little to no head. very light retention.

a mixture of caramel, pineapple, and sweet malts.

a light floral presence wthat mixes well with a light malty biscuit flavor. the floral hops last through out with a light lingering bitter aftertaste.

medium carbonation that has some bite to it. body is on the thin side and the carbonation helps to fill it out a bit.

got this as an extra and ive been wanting to try it for some time so HUGE thanks to dgb3 for this.

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Photo of Beer21
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Blazer22
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ralerwen
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Durandal_777
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of cultclassic89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid stuff when I'm in the mood for something malty.

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Photo of CampusCrew
4.42/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had thisd in SLC at the bayou and I have never heard of it. As I was drinking t I was thinking a hoppy red ale. Suprised to see it was an English Pale.

appearance: nice beutiful red-amberish color

smell: strong hop aroma and citrus notes

taste: liek a solid IPA, but good pine/grapefruit flavor, very solid IPA along with all of their others. decent carmael sweetness.

mouthfeel: medium bodied, more balanced than torpedo and copeletey different flavor

drinkability: overall a decent PA, and I would recommend.

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Photo of Jayli
3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed at numerous venues across SoCal last week.

A: This beer pours a clear copper color with a one finger of pristine white bubbly head. Head retains nicely and leaves minor spider web lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is predominantly caramel malts, minor biscuits notes, and hints of oak.

T: Taste starts rather sweet with the caramel malts. A woody, oak biscuit flavor fills out the middle. The finish is a oak, piney hop flavoring.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp clean body.

D: Goes down easily, mild kick, not too filling, not an over the top beer but a solid offering to sit with for a while.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for acquiring this

Consumed 5/15/12

Appearance: Clear, copper amber color - small, off-white head, leaves spots of lacing

Smell: Very mild - pale malts, caramel malts, slightly biscuity, slight toffee - some herbal, vaguely English hops

Taste: Caramel and pale malts, toasted grains, lightly toasted biscuits, and toffee - dry, with minimal sweetness - minimal bitterness, too - some English hops - some hard water minerality, but not much

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, very drinkable

Overall: Good, just not very memorable

This is one of the most tame English Pale Ales I have ever tasted. While it should get some recognition for being remarkably clean, it's not remarkably memorable. It doesn't really have any flaws other than it's extreme mellowness.

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Photo of Spikester
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep amber with a fair amount of cream colored head.
Aroma is spicy hops with a hint of cinnamon.
Taste is rich leathery hops with medium bitterness. Slighttest hint of grapefruit for a change. Well balanced with the sweet malts. Some iced (sweet) tea in the mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. A very fine English Pale Ale. Very sessionable beer. When the 22 ounce bottle was empty I wanted another. I could drink this beer all night. Hope to see more from Firestone in my area.
One of my go to beers at this time. I'm never dissapointed with this beer. A nice change from my usual Pale Ales or IPAs.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.35/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottle pours a clear dark amber color with an off white foamy head. The head stayed for a little while, and there was a decent amount of lace on the glass. Nice roasty smell combined with a touch of smoke. Taste first of caramel malt that has been toasted, with some slight hop bitterness. The end was slightly smoky and earthy, with a dry finish. Seemed a bit thin, and overcarbonated. Overall, not bad. Certainly a good idea, I could have gone for a bit more of an oak flavor, but I would not pass this one up.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of swierczt
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phigg1102
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of mikeburd1128
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Rayek
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Double Barrel pours a straight amber with a small eggshell cap. The head falls quickly to a patchwork film and leaves bits of lace.

Toasted sweetbread dominates. Bitterness is well balanced and earthy, with a tea and pepper bite. The bitterness lingers through the finish, while the malts fade away. A medium-light and dry body could stand being a bit less tingly.

This is a pretty decent EPA overall. A little less tingle would be welcome.

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Photo of ldhughes3
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kopfschuss
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

DBA (Double Barrel Ale) from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,761 ratings.
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