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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

4,622 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 4622
Reviews: 1692
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%


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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #44 (Sep 2010):

Froth turns to a dusting of white lace all the way down; bright copper color has a nice sparkle in the light. Quick nose blitz of citric and pine from the hops, with some maltiness and fruit in the back. Smoothness drops on the palate quickly, and then the other shoe drops with a crest of hops that rides strong with bitterness and citric, earthy, mint and pine flavors that push hard against a bready caramel malt. Alcohol kicks in late with some warmth and fruitiness. Blurring the lines of Pale Ale and IPA. Such an amazing canned beer.

Serving type: can

01-11-2011 18:29:36 | More by BeerAdvocate
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A-Dark orange body. Off-white fluffy head. Body slow bleeds with ruby tendencies when held to light. Head has a long life-span which leaves behind great lasting lace. A bit thick in color, no uniformity in body. The beer can look orange, brown or ruby on any inspection of body. But that persistent head will steal your eye in awe.

S-Fresh cut pine. Floral. Citrus peels. This is one of the freshest beers I've ever smelled. The variety of smells are limited, at least to me, but those present are so fresh. Malty on warming.

T-Orange in there, subtle grapefruit. Smooth pine throughout, mainly in the middle. Bready. Great balances of sweet & bitter. The key-word in taste is: smooth. Malty on warming.

M-Medium-low to medium body. Same for carbonation. Fluid body with a chewy swish. Sip starts with a restrained sweetness, a grainy malt middle and ends with a bitter pine finish. The after leaves palate numb a tad via peppery hops. Then the polar opposite arrives with a cool herbal minty breath to offset & interplay with the spicy hops. Like chewing on a hop essentially.

O-Dale's Pale Ale should be the go to beer for any occasion. It should replace all BMC brews as America's Flagship Beer. I can see and understand if Dale's is someone's favorite beer. And it gives impetus for all breweries to offer canned versions of their flagship brews because freshness is unmatched in a can.

Serving type: bottle

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Great APA, Pours a 2/3 finger head, Has a very citrisy and Hoppy smell. I thought this was going to be an average at best beer but boy was i wrong! I grabbed a 6 pack at my local beer distributor, Guy behind the counter knows me pretty well and asked me if i was sure i wanted to buy this. After getting home and cracking open a can after dinner i poured it into a glass and was surprised at how well it poured. Lots of lacing and a great orange/amber color. Once i took a sip i couldn't believe what i had just drank. This beer came out of a can!? Before i knew it the glass was empty and i had a smile on my face.

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Poured a bit into a glass for look and smell, rest is out of the can

Pours a clear dark golden orange with a finger if of foam and moderate carbonation stemming from the center of the glass. Retention is pretty good, so is the lacing. Really good looking

Smells of floral citrus, mostly oranges and mandarin with a little bit of pine. Malt is very bready with caramel notes, finishes with just a little bit of alcohol

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Great combo of pale malt/fruity citrus hops!

Had this brew awhile ago... was the second beer ive ever had. Pretty much became the reason I decided to learn more about craft beer. So glad I got to start out with a great tasting solid beer.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 4,622 ratings.