Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by littleshamrocks:
4.13/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Deep amber with orange-ish highlights, hazy with an almost creamy, off white, foamy head. Nice lacework down the glass.
S: Pine and citrus hops aplenty. Underlying floral notes as well.
T&M: Medium-full body with a moderately astringent finish and some soft carbonation. Flavor is definitely dominated by the hops, resinous and piney up front with loads of citric (grapefruit) bitterness in the finish. Somewhat balanced by sweet, almost buttery malts in the middle.
D: This is one hoppy pale ale! I could see this making an ideal "everyday" beer for the hopheads out there, which I consider myself a member. From the opening pour, and please do yourself a favor and don't drink this beauty straight out of the can, to the cloudy, almost orange appearance, to the lingering bitterness in the last drink, this was one satisfying brew. It completely blurs the line between a pale ale and an IPA. On second thought, I don't see how this is not considered an IPA, but I digress. If it weren't for the limited availability around here I would try to keep this around all the time. Highly recommend.
Serving type: can
02-05-2009 01:35:22 | More by littleshamrocks
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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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