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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,826 Reviews
THE BROS
81
good

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Reviews: 1,826
Hads: 6,684
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 151
Gots: 1,185 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002

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Photo of cyguyjg
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For my taste, just the right amount of hops. Full mouth feel. Slightly assertive and lingering flavor. You won't overlook your sips of this. A good session beer. (165 characters)

Photo of OldManMetal
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This beer is deep amber in color, crystal-clear and sparkling, with a giant, slightly pebbly off-white head that leaves fair rafts of lacing. One the nose, it is moderate in intensity: a fairly straightforward blend of spicy florals and lesser amounts of pine with bready malt notes and faint alcohol undertones. On the palate it presents bitter, spicy hops up front, with some pine, grapefruit and alcohol notes joining in midway; the hops presence largely obscures a slightly-sweet bready malt backbone. The finish is slightly bitter, followed by the onset of a long-lingering hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, moderately creamy and peppery from some very present fizzy carbonation. The hops focus here is more on bitterness than flavor/aroma, not so much what I look for in an APA. (789 characters)

Photo of James_Michaud91
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a darker amber color

Smell is malty/biscuity sweetness with noticable spicy hop support - not your traditional West coast PA/IPA

Taste is smooth, lightly bitter with good malt presence

Mouthfeel is pretty great, full bodied, just enough malt to coat your mouth with a nice carb and drying hop bitterness to finish.

A really nice, affordable and transportable (packaged in cans) Pale Ale (397 characters)

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Canned on 7/09/15, so it's just under a month old. Sweet.

LOOK: Clear, lightly bubbly amber with a finger of creamy beige head. Nice curtains of lacing.

SMELL: Thick juicy grapefruit, a little bit of orange zest, light pine notes, and sweet caramel malt.

TASTE: Hoppy upfront. Lots of sweet grapefruit juice and bitter orange peel. Sweet caramel malt takes over in the middle with some sappy pine notes. Finishes surprisingly bitter with pine resin, chalky yeast notes, grapefruit peel, and faint alcohol warmth.

FEEL: Medium-bodied, juicy upfront and finishes dry. Moderate carbonation. Nice drinkability.

OVERALL: A pretty tasty pale ale that leans toward being an IPA. A good beer. (741 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to thick patches leaving good lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney and lightly citrus hops. Flavor is caramel malt with a hint of biscuit, robust piney hops with grapefruit citrus, finishing with a mildly resinous piney and citrus rind bitterness. Medium bodied with great carbonation. A great malty and well hopped pale ale that moves into IPA territory, but still to style. Has my favorite combination of caramel malt and piney hop; well balanced and flavorful. Pale ales are a coin toss for me, even nice ones leave me wishing I had gone for the IPA gusto; but this one was left me happy and wishing for a bigger can. Well done. (750 characters)

Photo of ScrewBud
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L - not bad medium Amber, good head
S - not much, just malt
T - a little better flavor than the smell lead me to believe. I think I get a little hops on the aftertaste.
F - drinks ok, not too watery
O - I hoped for more from this beer, pretty average. (252 characters)

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

T: grapefruit-pine some sweet citrus and caramel malts.

F: medium , clean/crisp easy drinking pale ale.

O: a pale ale that really is an ipa, pine and citrus, balance malt flavors. (182 characters)

Photo of Dynobolt
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Here in DT TUCSON.. Very nice easy drink! I liked the smoothness and the overall look... Will definitely try it again.. One of the best pale ales I've had In a while. (168 characters)

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Orange/red slightly cloudy.. A/T toasted slightly sweet malt, fruit, some pineapple, pine.. This is a decent pale ale but the bitterness is strong.. More of an IPA bitterness.. Prefer a pale ale to be a little more balanced.. I'm sure most wouldn't agree but id rather have a SNPA. (281 characters)

Photo of thinkingmansdrink
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12oz (Brevard, NC) can into a "pint" glass. This is and has been one of my favorites for a few years now. I'm glad to see that it has become more and more available.

Golden amber pour. Rich, thick white head. To get it in a 12 oz glass, the first two seconds need to be down the side of the glass.Then, straight down the center. A great release as the glass fills and reaches above the rim.

It's been said before, no doubt. This is a citrusy, malty beer. Strong flavor that never bites back, but still faint molasses texture that leaves great flavor from sip to sip.

It's hard to turn down a Dales when someone offers...unless I've already had two. A great, strong, full-flavor pale ale. (702 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Into my tulip glass at cellar temperature it goes.

It's called a pale ale, but it really is not all that pale. Amber-orange with a 2-cm crown of foam that I would describe as off-white and sudsy.

It smells of honey, orange, and hops that are both floral and herbal. Yeah... got some good herb 'ere.

That's a smooth flavor, from start to finish. Crsply bready, with some tangy citrus and a finish which smacks of pine and orange zest. The bitterness is worthy of note... so much so that I would call this an IPA in character.

Medium feel, medium carbonation. High quaffability.

This stuff is an excellent vehicle for hops, and I can swig it stupid smooth. (659 characters)

Photo of ordybill
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
This beer is a clear amber color with a large white head. The taste is really good and is full of malt, hops and citrus. the aroma matches the flavor and it is a medium bodied beer with heavy carbonation. Overall, this is my second favorite beer from Oskar behind Ten Fiddy. (319 characters)

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The good classic pale. Malty and good hops that blend well and finish strong. Always a great pale ale example. Good intro for anyone looking to get into beers outside of BMC. (174 characters)

Photo of Buck89
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Reddish brown hue with generous white head. Aroma of earthy hops with some citrus and caramel. Taste flows suit with dry dank bitter finsh (164 characters)

Photo of aleigator
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a glowing, coppery-amber color with a great looking, big, froth head.

Smells of lemon zest and cakey malts with a whiff of kiwi added, showcasing a pleasant, thoughtful put together hop profile.

Drinks easy, with a higher carbonation to it, revealing a fitting balance between hops and malts.

Tastes of syrup coated malts, melting together with fruity hops, revealing orange and crisp lemon zest. Lemon invites a prominent dryness to the otherwise very malty beer, giving it an inviting hop character, which then results into a long lasting, lemony dryness. During its finish, the beer reveals a mineralic quality, carried to the tongue by the lively carbonation, while malts and hops are still there, providing an easy agreeable bitterness.

Well balanced and easy drinkable, while its hop profile is well integrated into the distinct malts and the higher, refreshing carbonation. (891 characters)

Photo of captaincoffee
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasant surprise. Nice hoppy nose, classic west coast, almost IPA levels. Taste was more bitter than average pale ale, but had a solid malt backbone. Overall, well balanced and full of flavor. Will buy again. (210 characters)

Photo of Beertsipper
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of yeast, bread, melon, some grapefruit, faint hops and pine. Taste follows the nose. Good carb, very refreshing. One of the better APA's I've had. My six pack was canned 4 weeks ago. Wonder if this would taste better at one week. (237 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a beautiful brilliant amber under a 3” clingy white foam collar with a very fine bead.
S: Fruit, toffee traces of hops.
T: A malty start with traces of toffee seasoned with grapefruit rind, some cola and citrus.
F: Medium body, medium to medium low carbonation, creamy.
O: A refreshing, big flavored, fulfilling easy to drink ASmerican Pale Ale. (360 characters)

Photo of jancona
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap. I had to try it since all the yuppies are raving about it. A nice pale ale - malty backbone and solid hop bitterness. Nothing outstanding, but a good go to. (175 characters)

Photo of SensorySupernova
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear copper with a low off-white head.

Smell: APA hops.

Taste: Fairly strong hop bitterness up front. Dry malt backbone, just a little yeasty - reminds me of lager yeast. Some residual hop bitterness persists.

Mouthfeel: Moderate thickness and carbonation. No residual feel.

Overall: Good strong APA. (317 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Two fingers of light tan creamy head dissipates at a reasonable rate and leaves some nice lacing. Light amber in color with streaks of orange.

Smell: A little floral hop balanced by bright fruity esters and toasty caramel malts. Maybe just slightly malt heavy.

Taste: Toasty caramel malts. There is citrus fruit but there is also a little hint of melon, too. Floral piney bitter finish.

Feel: Not an extremely dry finish. Kinda Oily.

Overall: Really freaking solid. Fairly complex. Good price. No reason not to have a sixer in the fridge in case of emergency. (569 characters)

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one caught me by surprise in that it doesn't seem so characteristic of a pale ale. Pours a darker copper. Very bready and malt forward. However, the large dosage of hops adds a strong piny and bitter flavor more like an IPA. Drinks light medium bodied, smooth and drinkable . (280 characters)

Photo of Domvan
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Light & foamy head
Smell - Hoppy
Taste - Full bodied hoppiness
Feel - Full body mouthfeel
This beer is a borderline IPA/Pale Ale, it definite is one of the top Pale ales out there. (187 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5/12/15 at 41 degrees into shaker
Aroma piney
Head large (Eight cm, aggressive pour), off white, frothy/creamy, diminishing to frothy ring and partial frothy layer – lacing left as head recedes
Lacing – very good - some partial curtains remain as the head recedes, others follow the dropping beer level.
Body medium orange, clear
Flavor very piney – more of an IPA than pale ale, finishes slightly bitter; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, slightly oily,

Appearance 4.5, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.25 (535 characters)

Photo of Rick5150
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look:
This pours darker amber than most color with an off-white head.

Smell:
The aroma is a little hoppy with a touch of bread.

Taste:
The taste has hint of piney hops, citrus, and just enough bitterness.

Feel:
I found this to have a very smooth mouthfeel.

I normally do not gravitate to canned beer, but the few Oskar Blues selections I have had have been very good. I think that this one is great. (405 characters)

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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