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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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5,954 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,954
Reviews: 1,752
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 116
Gots: 661 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002)
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Photo of BoilerMo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pucker up because this is one strong can of brew. The hard htting hops and powerful finish make is a really fun drink. The top of the can lets you know what you are in for as you kick this one back.

BoilerMo, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nice looking typical American Pale Ale. Golden amber appearance with a very good head and lacing
The aroma is not terribly strong but has nice citrusy cascade hop notes.

The taste is quite juicy and fruity with a lot of citrus flavours. I tasted a lot of grapefruit and some oil hop resin. Dale's Pale Ale has quite a high level of bitterness that could push this pale ale into IPA territory if anybody wanted to regard it that way.

This beer reminded me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with a touch stronger flavour and a bit more bitterness. The higher abv (6.5% compared to SNPA's 5.6) may have helped make this beer taste a touch bigger.

A very enjoyable American Pale Ale with a good high level of fruity hop flavour.


LagerCognoscenti, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of marshmarsh
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip glass

a - red caramel with white head

s - woody and earthy

t - starts sweet, then turns hoppy, finish has caramel and chocolate notes

m - moderately full

o - Not what I expected, in fact much better than I expected. Hoppy and complexity mix to create a wonderful flavor profile and the texture compliments the taste very well.

marshmarsh, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of TommyCoyote
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

I like sucking down a few Dale's ...Great Beer with a NICE alcohol content for a Breskie....Lil' to "Hoppy" (unless they produce a Hoppier one?) for me personally...2-3 of them is enough...I don't think I have ever swilled more than four of them at a sitting...Always an occasional 'Go Too' though...Fer' sure

TommyCoyote, Yesterday at 04:08 PM
Photo of JLSIV
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

Served from a can into a clean brew pub glass. Poured nice clear copper color with a very robust head of small tan bubbles

Nice, American hop aroma, not overpowering, but very crisp and clean. It was in my wheelhouse, so it might lean a little to the session side for more serious hopheads.

Taste- was perfect for chasing my burger and fries, nice hop up front, nothing too bitter, very good for brewpub food, which was what I was doing.

Mountfeel was medium to light, perfect carbonation. Score another for the can trend, as i think it is a good way for beer pubs to keep the non-tap servings fresh and cold.

Overall, I always wanted to try this, and I was glad I did. I would not be afraid to keep a six for friends and make it part of my American Pale ALe rotation.

JLSIV, Yesterday at 12:16 PM
Photo of Nathan451
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Apparently I liked it enough to snap a picture of it on my phone. Too bad I tried it after a long night out on the town.

Nathan451, Monday at 10:55 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

cletusdog, Monday at 04:17 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

FogDishHead, Monday at 02:18 AM
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint enjoyed on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Orange-yellow amber with a finger of light beige foam. Incredibly fruity nose, all kinds of things going on including orange, mango, peach, strawberry, kiwi, guava ... All blending together to yield a gummy bear effect. Wonderful hop aroma than can keep up with many full-fledged IPAs. Palate was more classically pale ale, however (assuming one can truly split hairs like this), a smooth caramel backbone with the hops still bold but not aggressive, everything well-integrated to yield a pleasant but mellow grapefruit, floral and tropical fruit melody. Mouthfeel slightly oily and smooth, moderate body and carbonation. Finishes quite dry, almost woody. Bitterness is notable. Great concoction, this, even if the nose does trump the palate by a wide margin.

CalgaryFMC, Monday at 01:52 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

DodgerLove, Monday at 01:32 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

tedvr, Monday at 01:18 AM
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4.08/5  rDev +4.9%

twneal, Sunday at 08:40 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

Algar11, Sunday at 05:22 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

lumac, Sunday at 01:04 AM
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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Hamooza, Saturday at 09:13 PM
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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

TooGood, Saturday at 07:59 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.24/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -7.5%

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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