Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by Thrasher:
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
More User Reviews:
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
88 out of 100 based on 5,294 ratings.