Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
Pint can to glass.
It's a good looking pale ale. The floral hops smell hits you right away and complements the bitter pale taste wonderfully. I was a little worried it would be too thick and too much like an IPA but it's light and a pleasure to drink. Dale's Pale Ale works really well as a great beer to have with a burger and it's light enough to have a couple without feeling too full.
Great beer to have with friends.
10-08-2013 23:24:49 | More by Ohmmygawd
3.79/5 rDev -2.8%
Consumed October 6th, 2013. Poured from a can labeled "Canned on 08/19/13 @ 10:55 - Frogs love hops". Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.
Beer is a brilliantly clear pale medium yellow. A two-finger off-white head springs into action during the pour and hangs around for quite some time after, providing splotchy lacing.
Very aromatic beer. Sitting two feet away from the glass, I still catch whiffs from the glass. Sweet and doughy with some floral notes, it's not the hop bomb in the nose I was anticipating.
Flavor is nice and strong without being rude: Caramel malts up front are partly obscured by carbonation tingle. Then, an assertive hop wash of flowers, onion, undefined citrus and black pepper follows on. At and after the swallow, the ghost of the malts comes back to haunt for a brief moment before moving into the light of a lingering bitterness.
Slightly creamy and a little thick, this beer is also a bit over-carbonated: the tingle/burn interferes with the flavor early in each sip.
Overall, a welcome change fom the West Coast hop bombs I'm used to running into, but not a beer I'm overly enthusiastic about.
10-06-2013 17:47:17 | More by charlzm
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
Two-finger quickly fading head, creamy and fluffy. Orange and copper translucent brew with slowly rising carbonation. Nice scattered lacing.
Citrus on the pour; strong caramel with weaker citrus and pine from the glass.
Follows the nose: caramel, honey, pine, and citrus, with a bit of a metallic aftertaste, as well as some dry astringency. Tastes exactly how an American Pale Ale should. Just enough hops to put it on the edge of an IPA.
A little dry on the finish, with some hop oil residue. Slightly syrupy with a medium to medium-light body. No sting or foaming.
This is a good brew, and makes for a great every day beer. It's neither as complicated nor satisfying as the more complex APAs or IPAs, but it's very smooth and drinkable.
10-05-2013 19:24:42 | More by Roguer
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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