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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,226 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,226
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 94
Gots: 388 | FT: 5
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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ColoradoBobs

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Creamy off-white two--finger head tops a clear amber body. Nice looking beer.

Smell is cracker malt under a full but not overbearing load of floral pine and citrus hops. This is definitely a solid APA.

Taste follows the smell exactly, though the pine-bittering hops tend to dominate the malt that's there.

Mouthfeel is where this brew excels: nice and thick without losing its crisp edge.

Drinkability is a bit diminished for me due to the pine-bitter bite, but it's still quite enjoyable. Not the best of the Oskar Blues bunch, but solid and worth a try.

Serving type: can

06-18-2007 00:56:11 | More by ColoradoBobs
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hopswap1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-20-2013 04:00:40 | More by hopswap1
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-15-2014 01:34:07 | More by Cubatobaco
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-22-2013 19:08:56 | More by seavercm
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rhinos00

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After putting away a 6-pack, finally decided it was time to review this one. Poured from a can into a pint glass.

A- Pours a crystal clear amber with a solid three fingers width of white head after an aggressive pour. Nice lacing as the beer was consumed.

S- Simple and decent. A nice balance of malts and hops seem to be the recipe of the day. Nothing that wows you, but just enough to have some sort of presence. Wish the hops aroma was a little more prevalent.

T- Much like the taste except much more agreeable with the palate. Nothing fancy, just a great pale ale. Nice ratio of hops to malt with a bit of fruitiness in the finish. Also had a crisp bitterness that was more than welcome.

M- Light bodied and crisp. Decent amount of carbonation but not overdone.

D- Even though the 6.5% abv is above the line, this reminds me of an awesome session brew. Alcohol is undetectable and goes down like water.

Overall, this is definitely one of my favorites out here in Colorado. Relatively cheap and just an awesome session beer. This will definitely be one of my go to beers out here in the Rockies. Sierra Nevada what?

Serving type: can

05-21-2009 05:42:31 | More by rhinos00
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-28-2012 02:14:14 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Rons35

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-18-2013 19:55:50 | More by Rons35
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-06-2014 21:15:18 | More by ffshore545
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Citadel82

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

What a delightful thing it is to find a pale ale in a can that is as BIG and TASTY as this one is. I waited anxiously for this beer to come to Jersy so that I could try. I was relying on the strength of the reviews on this site and on the New York Times Article on Pale Ales from about a moth ago. This brew does not disappoint. Pours a clear copy with an abundant white head that leaves clumps of creamy lace. Aroma is spicy, floral citrus and biscuit notes. Taste is sharp floral hops with muted malts with a medium bodied mouth feel. you need to try this beer. The can may put some off but do put it aside and give this and the Old Chub a try!

Serving type: can

08-13-2005 11:56:18 | More by Citadel82
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Anthony1

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing. Smells of lightly toasted and rustic pale malts with floral hops and hints of buttery diacetyl. Tastes similar to how it smells. Pale malts that have a certain graininess in the flavor are joined by herbal and mild citrus hop flavors midway through the sip. As the beer warms the same butteriness that is exhibited in the smell enters the flavor profile however it's not intense enough to be debilitating and may even help pull the flavors together. The ending is mildly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 17:20:44 | More by Anthony1
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thufflife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-23-2014 16:36:09 | More by thufflife
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jryanj927

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-11-2013 03:46:12 | More by jryanj927
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-10-2012 12:04:10 | More by Tumble
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carmike813

Illinois

3/5  rDev -23.1%

02-20-2014 02:06:10 | More by carmike813
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wheatyweiss

Wisconsin

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Twelve ounce can into a perfect.

Pours a medium honey/dark blonde. Tightly constructed head dissipates to a thin cap. Carbonation climbs, like little dervishes.

Aroma is mineral water and hop, tannic with the hops lending floral aromas. Malt comes in to the middle and thinly announces itself. Finish is a floral bitter hop aroma.

Flavor is C Hop up front. Bitter and biting, pungent and earthy. Hops are slightly one dimensional, with only bitterness and no depth. Middle yields a slight sweet malt. Malt weakly calls itself biscuit then quickly creeps away after the hops throw the stink eye. Finishes clean and dry with more bittering hop

Mouthfeel is surprisingly viscous and slightly greasy on the tongue carbonation is present but not overly.

A very drinkable Pale, not very sessionable, but then again session beers and packing it in don't really match. Well done.

Serving type: can

02-23-2011 21:25:00 | More by wheatyweiss
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-08-2013 20:48:41 | More by dcguitar
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-27-2012 01:09:14 | More by kylemckinnis
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-28-2012 05:22:35 | More by ChaseTheAce
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-23-2013 01:26:39 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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EigenBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-12-2013 02:06:53 | More by EigenBeer
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-25-2013 16:45:32 | More by ToddGingerich
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2012 05:38:48 | More by Stockfan42
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-03-2012 07:08:21 | More by shockrocker65
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-16-2013 03:55:54 | More by Auraan
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rootbeerman

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

heavy pour into duvel tulip.

A: pours dark orange with a finger thick, off white head, that laces well.
S: hoppy and sweet malt. slight earthy and citrus notes as well.
T: roasted malt and earthy hops that also have a nice slight citrus hint.
M: smooth and coating, medium carbonation gives a slight carbonation bite.
D: this beer makes me want to grab my fifth slice of Sicilian pizza

Serving type: can

02-13-2010 04:32:59 | More by rootbeerman
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,226 ratings.