Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,452 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,452
Reviews: 1,856
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 142
Gots: 1,022 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002

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Ratings: 6,452 | Reviews: 1,856
Photo of Nickholland
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A solid, balanced pale ale. Hops are definitely present but the malt finish competes. One of my "go-to" pale ales, up there with Sierra Nevada and the old Stone Pale.

Photo of BostonBrewRu
4.8/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My favorite everyday beer, bar none. Not the greatest but my favorite

Photo of weaselface89
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Maybe i just had thos beer at the right time, but i thoroughly enjoyed this one! Will buy again
again

Photo of cpascrell
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good beer. Not great, but surprisingly good.

Photo of takusan1000
4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clean and clear amber color, massive head that slowly dissipates. The smell is phenomenal, even after sitting around for 30 minutes--woody, piney, citrusy hops and with a hint of ammonia that oddly isn't unpleasant. Taste is crisp and dry, very very hop-forward with tree bark-like qualities of bitterness. Piney, bitter--and salty? It's not very balanced, but that's the point. Not sweet at all, a very dry beer. Good mouthfeel, medium body.

Photo of dacrza1
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DATE TASTED: May 9, 2015... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky Tavern pint... OCCASION: settling in after celebrating Will's First Holy Communion... APPEARANCE: a handsome two-thirds pint glass of orange amber clarity and one-third thick, pillowed snow-white mountainous head; lacings are legitimate and thick; ... AROMA: definite malty base to build around; some caramel; some grainy, earthy tones; Centennial's light hops suggest a flower bed...PALATE: a medium-bodied, textured mouthfeel--surprisingly balanced, with ample action at the teeth and the tongue; aftertaste despite its subtle flavors; thick texture with average carbonation... TASTE: some citrus early, but much more floral aspects throughout; again, BIG uncanny balance of malt and hop... OVERALL: at long last, Dale's Pale Ale is in the books, and rewardingly too; unlike many/most modern American pales, this one packs a malty punch that keeps the pitchiness of the hops in check--a beer worth sipping or sessioning...

Photo of ajm5108
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A little citrus and slightly bitter on the finish, mild black pepper in the body with some dry malt.

Photo of Krisdmny
2.78/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not much taste, bite on the backend

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

Love this beer camping favorite

Photo of Bunman3
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a dandy brew. It falls on the APA/IPA border, yet manages to do both ends of the spectrum justice. I've heard great things about Oskar Blues and Dale's Pale did not disappoint.

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

Serving: Sampler at Gordon's Fine Wine and Liquors in Waltham, MA
Served: 1 May 2015

Appearance: Pours a hazy looking amber color with an off-white head. Much darker than some other APAs I've seen.

Smell: Huge citrus hop notes- definitely Cascade in this one. Some hints of malty sweetness.

Taste: Whoa, a lot different than I was expecting. This beer drinks like something between an SNPA and a Torpedo- it's hoppy, but feels pretty big in the mouth and has this weirdly sweet front and massively bitter finish. Altogether it's a pretty weird way to experience an APA and it doesn't quite seem to go together well in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Medium-high body with high carbonation. This beer feels much bigger than it actually is.

Overall: This seems to bridge the gap between APA and IPA, and falls more on the IPA spectrum of things. Overall it's definitely not a bad beer, but one that I wasn't expecting from a can labelled 'Pale Ale'.

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.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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