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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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very good

6,047 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,047
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 120
Gots: 709 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear, dark orange in color, about a two-finger yellowish light tan head. Smells of sweet floral notes, some caramel, a touch of orange rind. The taste at first is a bit herbal, with some nice sweet malts, then a bitterness creeps up that reminds me of biting into an orange rind almost. It has a sort of intesity to the bitterness that has a hint of citrus and some sweet malts. Sticky, slightly biscuity finish is not crisp like I would desire. For a pale ale I find it a bit harsh without a lot of aroma hops there to balance it out. Quite malty for an American pale. Medium bodied with a comparatively high carbonation. Decent stuff, though I am fairly surprised that this has so much bitterness without an equal aroma, and also at how malty this one is. No real outstanding aspects here for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

pours a copper orange color with a nice off white head that leaves a lot of clumpy lace. hoppy, pineapple aroma. much hoppier than your average pale ale. taste is a little bitter, very hoppy and i can't tell if it's minerally or metallic. nevertheless, i love it and am very impressed. goes down creamy and a little bitter like a pale ale should. this is my bbq/session fav.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured can into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a hazy amber color. Decent level of thick white head.

S-Aroma is mild pine hops with sweet malts.

T-Taste is mild hops up front with strong, semi sweet and semi toasted malts. Caramel notes.

M-Mouthfeel gives a mild bitterness present in aftertaste, dry. High carbonation.

O-Overall, a solid pale ale. A go to everyday beer for me.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Poured from can into Perfect Pint glass

A. Poured this one pretty hard, yielding three-four fingers of off-white fluff. Some sticks to glass. Head dissipates over time as leaves a thin white bubbly head. Coloring is dark burnt orange and amber; translucent.

S. For me this is the most mediocre aspect of the beer. Muted/blunted nose. I get a bit of roasted malt and hops, but nothing compared to flavor.

T. What's muted on the nose is more intense, and becomes much more intense as it warms, in taste. I add to the roasty malt and hops a sense of citrus. I like this beer, perhaps not as much as Deviant Dale's, though.

M. Smooth, but hoppy and bitter on the end. Very enjoyable for hot but rainy day. Carbonation is mild to medium.

O. Very much a fan of this beer. I've had it several times but this is the first time I reviewed it, obviously. At 6.5%, I could enjoy this year round.

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3.85/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a can of this into a shaker glass.

A: Pours a dark, amber body with a small, white head with ok retention overall and some lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: A fairly hoppy smell with some malty subtleties.

T: A fairly earthy and hoppy taste, but seemed a little watered done, which was quite unpleasant. Malts were evidenced in the aftertaste and more towards the finish.

M: A fairly watery and thin beer that hurt the overall experience with this one.

D: Ok drinkability. A fairly decent taste, but the thin and watery mouthfeel hurt it. Maybe it is better on tap, but in the can, it seemed like it hurt the overall consistency of the beer. Would have been better if the mouthfeel was a little bit thicker.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass, review from notes:

Okay, when I drank this from the cans I was pretty impressed, but it was even better fresh on tap. The hops were even more present and this was basically an IPA.

The color was a nice copperish color with a white head which left good lacing down the entire glass with every sip. The smell was mostly of hops with a little caramel malts in the back. The feel was medium to light with lots of hop resin coating. The taste was great, even better than I remember (and I remember it being good), you get a little caramel malts up front but a load of bitter pine hops on the way down and a nice hoppy lingering after taste. This stuff is excellent, I actually prefer this over both of their actual (official) IPAs, heck, it might even be my favorite Oskar product, excellent beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 6,047 ratings.