Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.25/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
First canned beer I've had in ages... wouldn't have bought it, but the owner of the Vintage Cellar (Radford, VA, store) told me that as a hop-head, he highly recommended this brew. Turns out it's canned because aluminum is better than glass for hiking (for obvious reasons). Those wacky Coloradoans.
Backstory aside, this beer is only so-so in my book. Definitely a strong hop flavor from front to back, but that's about all I taste aside from a vague sugariness. Not what I'd called a "balanced" beer, but the hops aren't overwhelming. The brownish-amber color is gorgeous, although the off-white head didn't last very long. I guess it's the hop varietal, but even if you hadn't told me where this beer was brewed, I would have said west of the Mississippi.
Basically, if I were going camping, I'd bring this along by the six pack, but I probably wouldn't buy it any other time. Might be a good beer to take along to a party where lots of swill will be consumed (assuming you don't want to stand out too much). Maybe I will buy some to take to the family fourth of July this weekend... nah, they already know I'm a snob =)
Serving type: can
06-29-2005 22:26:23 | More by AndIWantYou
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4.15/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
COD 4/21/14. Pours a clear almost medium amber with a nice dark ruby tint. Tremendous head with excellent lacing and retention. Very nice nose of tropical citrus hops over a pine and light caramel background. Medium body with an almost slick texture. Above average carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is complex and well balanced. It begins with a blend of hop flavors found in the nose, then rapidly flows to a pine focused hop bitterness over a slightly tart note. As the bitterness fades, a light caramel sweetness emerges in the effervescent finish. A tart pine bitterness with hints of spice lingers.
Serving type: can
07-29-2014 18:49:28 | More by tillmac62
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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