Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can as part of my GABF Denver haul. I could be wrong but I believe Dale's Pale Ale was one of, if not the, first craft canned beer. Pours a reddish hue, with a small fizzy head about a half inch tall. Some lacing on this one. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus and pine hops with caramel malt sweetness. It could be a little stronger, but that could be my nose and not necessarily a flaw. Light syrupy body, good carbonation, better bitterness. Huge caramel toffee malt sweetness is present in this one. This is quite good. Buckets of resinous hops coat the mouth, leaving behind a sticky residue. Malt sweetness chases the hops down the back of the throat. They can't get rid of the lingering hop bitterness though. I got this can of Dale's about two weeks ago, so it's a bit old and I'm sure the hop character would be even more pronounced had I drank it sooner. Still it's a very solid example of the Pale Ale style and quite enjoyable. I could drink about 3 or 4 of these on a night and go home happy.
Serving type: can
10-02-2010 02:29:17 | More by eclaycamp
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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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