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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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6,140 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,140
Reviews: 1,778
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 126
Gots: 791 | FT: 8
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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Photo of hunteraw
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah, the famous Dale's Pale Ale has finally made its way to Florida. Let's see how it is!

Appearance: Opens with less of a carbonation hiss than I expected, actually the empty can feels a bit lighter than usual, too. It pours a pumpkin orange, very clear, nice fluffy white one-finger head. Retention is fair, lacing is good.

Smell: Citrusy hops dominate the aroma, with some ale fruitiness and a malt backbone in the background.

Taste: Lots of hops flavor in every sip, but not overwhelmingly bitter. In addition to citrus, there's a resiny character to the hops flavor. This is a big pale ale loaded with flavor, and at 6.5% abv it's not light on alcohol either.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, carbonation a bit on the light side.

Drinkability: I'm floored, great beer from a can, who'd have thunk it? Apparently, the boys at Oskar Blues. "Beer for a glass, from a can" indeed.

Photo of billybob
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a nice opaque orange amber color with a off white tight bubbled two finger head with a very easy pour. good retention, holding to a quarter inch and a nice sticky lace to the finish. smell is of floral, citrus, piney aromas. taste big bready malts folowed by slighty citrus bitterness ending with piney hops. drinkability is great but at 6.50 % abv i would have to watch how many i drink.

Photo of kemoarps
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

The nose is sweeter than i expected with biscuit malts being the first thing i notice. Theres a little bit of a floral hoppiness underneath.

The taste brings out the hops moreso than the nose, but they dont dominate. Floral hops and a biscuit/bready malt make it almost seem like it would be chewy, but it is not.

Very well balanced and incredibly smoothe. Immenently drinkable.

I was impressed. Not usually big on pales, but this one is tasty.

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of McNazz
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cmwilliq
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of kbnooshay
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: Right after I cracked open the can I noticed how full it is! Ive had beer in ball brand cans before, but this rocks. Maybe I was just lucky. Anyways this poured a hazy golden amber with an awesome bubbly beige head. The head was super soft and frothy like an ice cream float. Great retention.

s: The aroma is malty, hoppy, floral and deliciously breadlike.

t/mf: Hoppy and lightly bitey with a pleasant hint of caramel. The bready taste also leads to a kind of chewy mouthfeel that is full, sticky and wet. It is also lightly drying.

d: This is a full and well balanced brew from a can. You cannot tell it is from a can if you pour it and actually this one is great straight from the can. A very enjoyable pale ale. Too bad it is 9 bucks a 6er up here, but it is worth it I suppose.

Photo of ferrari29
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from can into a Nonic pint shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a nice cloudy orange, copper colored body; nice one finger frothy white colored head formed; plenty of visible carbonation with moderate sticky lacing

S - Citrus/orange; pineapple; sugary; slight hop pine nose but very subtle; nice and sweet caramel malt nose

T - Sweet and creamy citrus hop taste; followed up with a dry and tangy hop taste; very good, not to light and not too strong

M - Creamy mouthfeel; what starts out as a regular flavorful hoppy APA, leaves behind a high dry pine taste; not bad at all, flavors are very well balanced and touch each end of the APA flavor spectrum, sweet caramel malt to dry hop taste

D - Overall, I thought this was a good drink; would make a great beer to have with a meal; nice creamy feel and good APA hop flavor; highly recommended to others

Photo of Farnswurth
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Backer2004
3.62/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's great to see a craft brew Pale Ale in an aluminum can. The representative at the World Beer Festival gave me a six pack in a bag of ice for a presentation on Beers in the News for the World Beer Festival. Not sure why it was in the news but learned that a bottle versus a can is no different anymore . . . all of it should be poured in a glass. If I could find this in North Carolina, I would definitely buy it for parties, barbeques, etc. Not nearly as snobby if you bring your craft beer in a can. Don't let this one fool you, it's a very good choice.

Photo of jnardone235
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of aubuc1
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of can into pint glass. Deep golden color with nice off white head that is pretty steady. Citrus smell primarily, but piney also. Sweet, hoppy, but malt also in there. Nice balance for a western pale ale. Dry finish, but full feel initially. I love this beer.

Photo of minterro
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From my gf's dad

A&S: Right off the back grapefruit, very powerful grapefruit. Very slight maltiness. Translucent lively orange colored beer. Off-white head that hangs around at a quarter finger level. Great lacing on this one

T&M: Super hoppy upfront again focused in citrus particularly grapefruit. Medium body and carbonation.

Overall: Super drinkable overall great

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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