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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,144 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,144
Reviews: 1,716
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 91
Gots: 362 | 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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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -74.4%

08-19-2012 00:46:33 | More by jmbraxton
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dgrauwiler

Texas

1/5  rDev -74.4%

11-16-2012 03:32:53 | More by dgrauwiler
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beerhawk41

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.4%

08-25-2012 03:35:07 | More by beerhawk41
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SwinginParty

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -74.4%

02-08-2014 19:33:02 | More by SwinginParty
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Bl222

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.4%

04-14-2013 05:44:54 | More by Bl222
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MrBoring


1/5  rDev -74.4%

09-29-2012 08:24:31 | More by MrBoring
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ottobon100

Virginia

1.3/5  rDev -66.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

I have tried this several times and rarely found one that didn't taste exactly like the can it was poured from. An IPA is my favorite beer and I see promise in this one BUT they need to bottle it vice the can. That is how this beer has to acquire the metallic taste otherwise it has a future.

Serving type: can

12-06-2009 02:06:49 | More by ottobon100
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alexandj

New York

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

03-01-2014 21:10:34 | More by alexandj
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antonyliu

California

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

03-30-2014 03:59:28 | More by antonyliu
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BEERWOLF1951

Wisconsin

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

10-13-2012 01:35:42 | More by BEERWOLF1951
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Metz

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

10-24-2012 01:40:04 | More by Metz
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analienacorn

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

07-01-2012 19:17:32 | More by analienacorn
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fishguyac

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -61.5%

10-05-2012 00:00:30 | More by fishguyac
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57_Texan

Texas

1.68/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Tried a six-pack on my son's recommendation, against my better judgement. This is a very bitter, metallic-tasting brew. There are strong hints of pine, and frankly my first instinct was to spit our the first sip. This is typically a very high priced beer, although I found it at my grocery store substantially discounted.

Serving type: can

12-01-2013 04:44:58 | More by 57_Texan
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jalopi

Maryland

1.7/5  rDev -56.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I recently moved to a new place and as a gift I got an Oskar Blues variety pack from a friend. This included the Dale's Pale Ale, Mammas Little Yella Pills and Old Chub Scotch Ale. The latter two were semi-OK, but the Dale's Pale was so terrible that it not only compelled me to search for reviews to see what other people had to say about it, but also to create an account here to write a review.

It smells like any other normal beer, but the taste is so terrible.... almost like it has a vicious, metallic bite to it. Very, very hard to go down. Would not buy for myself. Would not recommend to friends. Just... just don't.

Serving type: can

06-02-2014 01:37:00 | More by jalopi
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Chadbeer7

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

09-05-2013 12:10:52 | More by Chadbeer7
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Moheban

California

1.75/5  rDev -55.1%

12-21-2013 05:31:31 | More by Moheban
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adamcobrien

Florida

2/5  rDev -48.7%

04-01-2014 15:58:28 | More by adamcobrien
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chasesitten

Georgia

2/5  rDev -48.7%

02-21-2012 04:23:16 | More by chasesitten
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Beersalesman802

Vermont

2/5  rDev -48.7%

10-03-2013 02:54:52 | More by Beersalesman802
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AwYeh

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass, received via trade from arvjunk. Thanks Ankur!

A: Pours a cloudy golden amber, with 2 fingers of frothy white head.

S: Light caramel malts and fruity citrus hops, alongside a distinct and quite buttery smell. Doesn't seem to be common in other reviews, but remarkably clear in my glass.

T: Caramel malts again, not much hop flavor here... quite metallic tasting.

M: Light body, light carbonation; rather watery.

D: Considering smell, taste, and mouthfeel, this glass wasn't particularly enjoyable. At least I could spend the first 8 ounces trying to decide if it really was butter I was smelling... Not particularly recommended, though based on the large number of positive reviews here, it may be worth checking out.

Serving type: can

01-22-2011 06:39:26 | More by AwYeh
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -48.7%

06-28-2014 02:15:29 | More by Phil_H
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pathead

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -48.7%

11-14-2012 22:35:36 | More by pathead
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-10-2012 00:42:32 | More by ahbaggins
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LADYBEAST

California

2/5  rDev -48.7%

01-04-2014 06:47:11 | More by LADYBEAST
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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,144 ratings.