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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,151 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,151
Reviews: 1,782
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 127
Gots: 800 | FT: 8
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 Leag0002
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Best pale ale I have had. The can preserves all of the flavors perfectly. I think this is more of an IPA than a pale ale but who cares? Excellent use of flavoring hops which is what's missing in this style.

Photo of pstam87
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nizzle8287
4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 12/17/14. Poured into a mug at about 45 degrees. Pours clear dark golden-copper with 2 fingers of nearly white head which dissipates quickly to a thin film with flecks of lacing around the glass. Smell is dank west coast hops with a mild floral tone and fresh baked biscuits. Smell is similar to Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA, but with somewhat less complexity. Carbonation is medium, and this adds to the body nicely. Mouth feel is medium, and seems a bit thicker than most other pale ales I've tried. Taste is robust alpha acid-rich hops and mild sweetness. It is extremely well balanced as far as hop-bitterness to malt sweetness goes. Overall, it's a bit on the bitter side as far as the style goes, but that is precisely why this is one of my favorite pale ales. If you like the American pale ale style, this will probably be a top-notch in your books.

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

Photo of krubs
4.63/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Miami66
3.15/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured from the can into a snifter.
Pours a deep clear amber with one finger of head.
Not particularly aromatic, standard mix of hop and malt aromas.
Tastes relatively straightforward. Standard APA, with malt forward.
Finsihes fine with good lingering bitterness.
Overall, it's fine.

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Dark amber, clear, with full head (poured from 12 oz can) that quickly settles down.
Smell: Not much going on there Bready, a bit of apricot.
Taste: Very balanced, no surprises, but can't think of a flaw. Happily drink as a go to beer.

Photo of dannyboygaga
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TLA
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ER527
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ipakingdom
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Damn good bud... Damn good.

Photo of mrlafay
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am not a huge pale ale fan but this is a great beer. A little cloudy, good taste.

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

Photo of Brevbin
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of airtech22
3.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not too bad, see a lot of this going out the door at my local liquors store.

Photo of MC-beerman
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pintwacky
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kraut6363
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,151 ratings.