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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,213 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,213
Reviews: 1,719
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 95
Gots: 385 | FT: 5
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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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes taken 4-30-2010
Can into New Belgium globe glass

a - Slightly hazy orange-amber, thin white head with average retention.

s - Big toffee, caramel, resiny floral and citrus hops. Has a strong stickiness that makes me a bit nervous to taste it.

t - Malts are equally biscuit, toffee, and caramel. Has a bitter but very manageable finish, a bit spicy but hard to pinpoint the hop flavor.

mf - Creamy, medium-bodied, with lots of carbonation. A bit thick for an APA, but that's how I like it.

d - A six pack could easily go in one night.

Lacks the crispness of some APA's like, for instance, New Belgium's Mighty Arrow, but another respectable Oskar Blues offering nonetheless. A very pleasing combination of flavor, feel, and drinkability.

Serving type: can

05-15-2010 10:52:24 | More by ncfrey
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stagger

Alberta (Canada)

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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Vonerichs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear golden color, slightly more of the orange hue. Head is fluffy but short lived, minimal lacing.

It has a fresh smell about it, resinous and floral hops with a light sweetness. None of it is very strong, though.

Same with the taste. It's slightly more on the hoppy side, but just barely. Pine resin is the most prevalent, with a light touch of citrus and perfume. Caramel malt backbone.

Medium to thin body with moderate carbonation. It's slightly bitter and crisp.

Plus points on the drinkability. A very sessionable beer. It has some nice qualities, but nothing overwhelming. It has a good balance to it for a pale ale.

This is a beer that does a lot of things really good, but nothing great. A fine example of a pale ale that I'd gladly have again, availability permitting.

Serving type: can

03-17-2010 03:29:57 | More by Vonerichs
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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,213 ratings.