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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,312 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,312
Reviews: 1,818
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 131
Gots: 913 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served out of a can, and bought from a retailer i trust for storing beer correctly.

A= Slightly darker than one would guess, almost amber, red, copper, a light brown leather. Head was a nice sea foam appearance, not lasting long but very spongy or puffy after pour, and sticks around the glass, lacing for a while.

S= Not a lot of effervescence which could be affected by the thick head. I would really like more in the nose from this beer.

T= Pretty nice. Not too aggressive on the palate, and the flavors come together really well. A slight hint of the malt in the flavor of raw dough, but is immediately backed by a nice hop backbone. Alcohol content is evident, I would guess it at around its ABV, however very consumable. I could have more than a few of these in a sitting.

M= Goes down well, slight diacetyl slipperiness after 30-60 seconds, but not in a bad way. No other strong after tastes, texture is good. I like it.

O= This works for me. I would drink this over other similar pale ales that i think are attemping the same thing, sierra nevada is the comparison right now, having grown up in northern california. Ill tell you that this blows it away. Not that clean and citrusy pale you might want, a little unrefined even, but sometimes that malt backing is a good thing. A nice beer.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off I don't think BA gives this bad boy enough love, especially The Bros.

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 45°F

Appearance: Clear light amber color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Pine, citrus, sweet malt

Taste: Pine, citrus, bicuit from malts.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with substantial bitterness. Pretty full for an APA

Overall: If this was labeled an IPA I wouldn't have thought twice about it... Which is why this is one of my favorites APA's and I think is one of the better readily available beers in the style. Also light on the wallet (being found on sale regularly for around $26-$28 a case in my area) which makes for a great go-to. It's full bodied and the flavor is balanced. Can't go wrong with a Dales!

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,312 ratings.