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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,962 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 5,962
Reviews: 1,752
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 117
Gots: 668 | FT: 6
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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2.32/5  rDev -40.4%

wilmerkatie, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of sbe1
2.35/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blah. A not so great pale ale.

Appearance: Not too bad looking but not memorable either. A dark cloudy copper colored beer with a fluffy whitish/light-orangish head that breaks down to a sticky lace on the glass.

Smell: Malt, some hops but far less than the "voluminously hopped" boast on the side of the can. Hint of pineapple and some other citrusy fruit.

Taste: Not good. Bitter, poor quality hops or the wrong combination or hops, slightly musty; dryish and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, but the bitterness really ruins it.

Drinkability: Not recommended. There are too many good American pale ales around to waste your time with this one.

sbe1, May 22, 2008
Photo of HalfFull
2.4/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Well, this is my first hype brew since I've been here on BA, newly distributed here so I assume it's reasonably fresh. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass, it pours a hazy orange amber with a half inch head. Retention is short, lacing is well represented.

Smells of hops and malts in union. Hops are floral and citrus with some pine as well as sweet malts.

Taste is another story. Thick syrupy lightly toasted malt sugars, sickly rich. Malt is way overdone here in my view, and it sticks around for a while cloaking the finish. Some bitterness pushes through but that's about it. Not a lot of depth to the malt either, and not chewy. Mouthfeel is good initially but the malts coat like an oily salad dressing thus rejecting any further flavors from participating. Tastes like a desert wine, and a poor one at that.

Definitely won't be buying this one again. Lesson learned.

HalfFull, Jun 11, 2008
Photo of blordo1685
2.44/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an amber, light orange clear, 2 finger egg shell head.

S- Very bitter hops, astringent with no discerning character.

T- Bitter hop flavor, front, middle and back of tongue.

M- Light to medium, easy to drink with lots of carbonation.

O- A forgetful pale ale, needs more malt to balance the hops. Not really tasty.The date shown said it was pretty fresh, so not sure why it was so average. Many other beers out there, so may as well skip this one.

blordo1685, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of breyton490
2.48/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a 6-pack at the Publix in Orlando while on a business trip.

No date on the can, so I don't know how old this beers was when I bought it. First poor produced a big pillowy head, slightly cloudy, red/amber color. Aroma was very malty, caramel with some hop aroma muddled in between.

Body was medium. Not a crisp. clean taste like you get with an SNPA. Tasted malty, I got lots of caramel and maybe Munich malt taste with some hop bitterness upfront, but then nothing on the finish. Dont know what to make of this beer. I had two, but dont think I would want another.

Theres lots of hype around this beer, but I think there are far better examples of American Pale out there. I don't think I would recommend this one unless you are curious.

breyton490, Jun 03, 2008
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2.48/5  rDev -36.2%

Beerpaddy, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of alysmith4
2.48/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Much sweeter than I had expected, but not bad in general. Lots of fruit flavors.. apricot, peach, and a touch of honey. Didn't detect much hops.. not exactly a well-balanced beer. One that I enjoyed to try, but I didn't have more than one. Not a terrible beer, but I'm not sure that I would recommend this beer to anyone.

alysmith4, Mar 01, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

sonofliberty2, Jul 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Fievel, Nov 14, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

jmccullough108, Jul 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

jlarimore4, Nov 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Rusty_Pabst, Jan 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

songoose, May 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

siddhartha, Sep 16, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

nathanjohnson, Jun 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Kevin72, Jul 25, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

kraticus41, Feb 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

DROIDxJR, Jun 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Bob6518, Oct 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

Infamous273, Jul 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

CraftFan5, Jan 30, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

jakubh17, Jul 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

peteh2112, Sep 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,962 ratings.