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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,294 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,294
Reviews: 1,721
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 420 | FT: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002)
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Thrasher

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A novelty item: a large, hoppy ale that comes in a can. Presentation aside, this is a good beer with lots of hops and lots of malt (a baby barleywine, if you will) that is probably not entirely deserving of the attention it's gotten due to coming in a can. Color is deep amber, difficult to see through, with a healthy dollop of thick head atop, and firm, arched lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is fragrantly sweet, like bubble gum and wild flowers, equal shares of malt and hop. The same is true for the taste, with big sweet caramel wood-varnish malts and grapefruit hops that are equally matched dance partners. Mouthfeel is full, like pulpy OJ or peachy iced tea, and the drinkability is quite good for a beer this size. Towards the finish, a sour lactic, earth-laden, almost metallic flavor is the sole niggling kernel of doubt about the can format, but it could be a by-product of yeast. Worth a shot, especially if you require cans for some reason. (Upon popping the can, which feels a little flimsy, a shot of beer may shoot out and either spray your hand or deposit itself on the counter. Also, you will probably not want to tip the glass during the pour if you want any head at all; if you don't tip, the head will be full, thick, creamy, and lace-inducing, and it won't come over the edges of the pint glass.)

Serving type: can

06-14-2005 04:57:32 | More by Thrasher
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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,294 ratings.