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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,410 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,410
Reviews: 1,845
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 140
Gots: 982 | 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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Ratings: 6,410 | Reviews: 1,845
Photo of bub72ck
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a favorite Pale Ale of mine and it's great fresh from the tap in Western North Carolina. I know SN is the standard bearer for common Pale Ales but i think Dale's blows it away.

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 5 months ago (would like to try it fresher). Pours a pleasing ruby orange with a two finger rocky white head. Aroma is faint but has some pine and grassy notes. Taste is better with grass, pine, and sweet malts with a nice bitterness for a pale ale. Mouthfeel is light but not overly so. Overall a nice pale ale that would seemingly be more assertive and tasty with a touch less age.

Photo of RomeosDelight69
2.11/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I thought it tasted funky. Smelled like ragweed and Christmas tree combined. Definitely would not drink again.

Photo of shea117474
3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After 30 min. in the glass, small amount of head remains. Small amount of lace follows the beer as it is swirled. The smell is good ol' pine and a hint of biscuit. Drinks quite well, with fair bitterness upfront and a biscuit smooth in the back.

Photo of mtvolkens
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a solid go-to beer. I will definitely be buying on the regular.

Photo of MisterGone
3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So, as Pale Ale's go, this one was pretty good. My gateway was SN, like everybody else sot that is the benchmark. This was from a 12 oz can at Draft Republic. Poured a nice amber, with a frothy white head that dissipated quickly. Really no aroma to speak of save a slight metallic tinge with some latent malt. In the PA realm, this had a nice balance of hop-malt, with the malts getting the lead. Hop profiles seemed a touch floral, but were not the dominant player. Not sure if it would be top shelf, but a solid effort.

Photo of SaltofOH
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8/27/2014, reviewed 12/31/2014, Threshold beer glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper; with a 2 finger thick, frothy yellowish head. Significant carbonation. Retains a solid 1/8" cap with EPIC lacing.

Aroma: Hoppy, but not as hoppy as I would have expected. Could be showing its age. Some malty aromas in the background; biscuity?

Taste: Sweet, amber arrival, decent bittering on the end but not overpowering. I like! Less sweet than Mirror Pond, but sweeter than Burning River or Columbus Pale Ale.

Mouthfeel: Softer, less carbonation than appearance would suggest. Heavier than Burning River, less slick than Mirror Pond.

Overall: This is a really well-rounded fruity and quaffable pale ale. I could definitely buy a 6-pack of this.

Photo of milwaukee512
4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For true hop-lovers; this beer is more abrasive and less balanced than a lot of APAs. Comes exclusively (?) in cans, which is kind of cool if you are camping/outdoors. If you want a beer that is like getting slapped in the face with hops, this is for you...as a side note, the taproom/restaurant in Lyons, CO is pretty awesome.

Photo of hophead723
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is like buying Coca-Cola in Colorado, especially Denver. Cases form pyramids that tower over the heads of beer lovers like monuments to their affinity. It is ubiquitous here in Colorado. Let's give it a try, shall we?

Look: Very classic and proud amber body sporting a white head with carbonation swirling through. It is clear and free of dregs, very inviting appearance.

Smell: Very upfront and almost simple pine aroma, but with an undertone of biscuity malt.

Taste: Much like the aroma, an upfront bitterness of pine is accompanied by honey-coated biscuit malt. Very well balanced and delicious. The 6.5% abv is perfectly subdued by the big hop goodness.

Feel: Quite good carbonation makes each sip more inviting than the last. There is slight lingering bitterness as well.

Overall: This beer should be the best selling Pale Ale in the country, not Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I find to be lacking hops. This is a classic and delicious beer that everyone should drink.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good but I prefer the IPA

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
2.87/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's a decent APA.thats it.

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft this time. Always a good choice. Other time I've had in can

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I had high expectations opening up a can of this stuff. It was recommended to me, because I wanted to try a new pale ale. It's very boring and leaves a strange taste in your mouth. With that said, I would still drink it over alot of other shit

Photo of mmmbeermmm
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good APA.
The wife snarled at the can, but ended up loving it. There you have it. Our new camping brew.

Photo of zotzot
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very nice pale ale
Good taste
Nice Amber color

Photo of KCWildcat1998
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

really smooth pale ale, with a nice soft finish

Photo of sporklift87
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into pint glass. Pours a finger of soapy, eggshell white head, with good retention and walls of firm sticky lacing. Dark orange and brownish amber, quite clear. Smells well balanced with a sweet malt backbone and a nice floral hoppiness. Nice flavor, has some metallic bittering hops in the background, with a flavorful malt balance. Tastes a little like oranges. Metallic feel, and foams up somewhat in mouth. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy body. Overall, I love this pale ale. It was one of the first craft beers I fell in love with years ago, and this is the first I've had it in a long time. Though its not as complex as it probably could be, it will always be one of my favorites.

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An excellent example of an APA. One of the better ones I've had.

Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hop filled love in a can, it's packable, drinkable, and just plain tasty. Best enjoyed with friends and straight from the cans. Oskar blues flagship beer is still in my top list for beers year round. 4.5/5 O.B.D91

Photo of Brackh
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber with a white foamy head. Smells sticky, floral and sweet. Taste is awesome. This is one of my go to favorite beers. Way more bitter than a normal pale ale. This has always hit my like an IPA. Bitter but not too much. Great balance. Great beer. Love it.

Photo of lipster
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a pint glass. Amber color with a white foamy head, lots of soapy lace. Smells of slightly metallic hops. Tastes of bright grapefruit hops balanced with honeyish malt. Mouthfeel incredibly smooth and pleasant. A reliable accessible pale ale.

Photo of Joe_Howard
4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was honestly going into this beer already disapointed because 2 of my 3 previously tried out of a make your own 6-pack were very disapointing (1 was another well known pale ale from another craft beer giant, the other was a canned beer). Boy was I surprised, this is a good beer. Pours an orange-gold body with a mountain of frothy foam. The smell was floral and piny with some citrus. The taste reflects this with the addition of some sweet malts. Overall a delicious beer that I definitely see myself drinking in the future, but with that said there are a few critiques. Firstly I felt there was too much bitterness with not enough hop flavor if that makes sense, like there was a lot of just generic bitterness with not too much distinct hop flavors. Secondly, the packaging needs to be updated. Although I got only one in a make your own I saw that these were being sold in the old plastic rings of fish doom. In my opinion that need to change to the new 6 pack carriers most craft brewers use for their canned beers, they look better and are better for the environment

Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From at can into a plastic cup at the Brooklyn Bazaar.

Delightful.

Photo of jmlschlee
2.43/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dales pale ale is pretty plain and doesn't stand out much.

Photo of joyntbrewing
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

you say pale ale, I say IPA. this is a solid beer. Put some in your back pack and chug it at the top of a mountain.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,410 ratings.