Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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Reviews by stagger:
4/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is the best beer I've ever had out of a can.
Granted, not a lot of micros in cans in my neck of the woods (and I have a Surly Bender in the 'fridge that may soon kick Dale from top spot). But! many thanks to MeisterBurger in my virgin trade for this one.
Terrible packaging - looks like an adjunct lager at first glance. Never would have given it a second thought. But guess what? It's a very hoppy pale ale that verges on IPA territory. Darkish orange amber in the glass, good head with some lacing and retention. Strong citrus hops flavour with some floral notes and a nice bitter finish, all balanced by solid toffee malts. Reminds me of Lagunitas New Dogtown but slightly less citrusy. Active, oily mouthfeel, very refreshing and flavourful. I could drink a lot of these -- too bad they're not available in Alberta. Just what the doctor ordered!
Serving type: can
06-03-2009 04:11:00 | More by stagger
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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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