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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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5,266 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,266
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 404 | 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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4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-02-2014 15:11:50 | More by jadler16
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-20-2012 15:47:37 | More by RWNay
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

06-19-2012 02:37:02 | More by rcjennings
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

01-07-2013 00:32:34 | More by mweso2000
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2012 16:49:52 | More by Beermazter310


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

Clear light copper, golden edges. Dense near-white chunky head. Dense patterns of lace.

Pine, Citrus, Grass. Sweet toasty barley.

Grassy-herbal, pine, citrus, spicy resins. Sweet caramel and toasty barley. Medium high bitterness for pale ale. Toasty herbal and spicy aftertaste.

med body. well carb'd. sticky and drying.

very drinkable. great hoppy bitter pale in a can ready to go. Also great on tap. Deviant Dale's is even better.

Serving type: can

02-07-2011 18:38:01 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with half a finger of white foamy head that clings to the glass nicely as you drink. Aroma is fairly weak but has hints of fruity hops and some malty sweetness. Taste consists of strong fruity hops and a little bit of malt. Mouthfeel is a little harsh but doesnt have any bad aftertastes. Overall a decent pale ale.

Serving type: can

12-24-2010 05:00:17 | More by csiewert
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-24-2011 09:05:08 | More by johnhenryconway
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-04-2014 01:11:33 | More by allstar255
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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

07-26-2013 20:06:13 | More by jmccullough108
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-04-2014 00:30:56 | More by Furley80
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-19-2012 04:52:11 | More by n00blar
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

07-12-2014 23:55:57 | More by capuchinpilates
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New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried this one at the Old Bay the other night. Liked it a lot and grabbed a six pack of cans today.

12 ounce can, shaker pint.

A - Fairly murky haze to this orange tinted golen amber color. About a finger of head forms and stays. Nice looking pale.

S - Nice hoppy aroma. Very straightforward. A nice citrusy hop smell. Great APA smell all the way.

T - More hops on the taste. A nice malty flavor as well though. This brew has some balance for an American pale.

M - Fairly full for an APA. Coats the mouth well.

D - Goes down nice and smooth.

Serving type: can

11-09-2007 19:23:51 | More by EStreet20
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Since Oskar Blues beers are relatively new to the DC area, I have been trying them all. Started with the Old Chub, then the Gordon. Now Dale's.

Pours from the can that lovely golden orange amber hue I have come to love in beer. Really creamy, frothy head. Nice retention too. Ah, that aroma. I've smelled that before. Old Chub. What is it that they're using to create that musty, malty, delicious aroma? It's even got a bit of old gym sock in there. So unique. I love this smell; it's really grown on me since the first time I encountered it. The taste is smooth and creamy. Nice balance of hop and malt. A sturdy pale ale, for sure, Dale's has a lot to offer. Firm mouthfeel and pale malty goodness. Not as good overall as the Old Chub, in my opinion, but a quality pale ale. I'm officially a huge fan of Oskar Blues.

Serving type: can

03-10-2007 01:02:43 | More by Atlas1
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New York

4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had a Dale's and a Gordon in the same night. Loved them both!

A: 2 fingers beige head; amber with gorgeous dark golden edges. not too much retention but decent lacing nevertheless.
S: Subtle hoppiness; juicy citrus with a mild honey malt
T: Extremely hoppy and oh so delicious. Wow, pine and grapefruit right off the bat. Malt is very present as a sweetness that's just enough to call this a balanced pale ale. Fruit esters are pleasantly sweet as well. Ends in a wonderful bitterness, and not a touch of metallic.
M: Light to medium body. All the necessary carbonation. Light residuals throughout the palate.
D: I will most definitely be picking more of these up.

Serving type: can

03-23-2010 03:15:25 | More by washburnkid
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-21-2013 22:13:30 | More by Tracker83
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4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/14/14.

Appearance: Deep caramel color with great clarity. Two finger off-white foamy head.

Aroma: Light 2-row malt and a dab of earthy/peppery hops.

Taste: Classic pale ale. Starts with a good underlying spicy/sweet biscuit malt flavor with an earthy/warm hop character to round out the flavor. Although it's listed as 65 IBUs, the malt covers most of that up so you're left with a very smooth and manageable bitterness. The finish is the same balanced malt and hop goodness that consumes the rest of the experience and the aftertaste leaves just a bit of peppery bitterness on the palate. While 6.5% ABV really hits the upper limit for this style, the result speaks for itself.

Mouthfeel: Just below medium in body with smooth carbonation and good drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Living in MN means that Summit EPA is the standard that all other pale ales are judged against. Dale's Pale Ale is the first of the style I've tasted that is comparable to Summit EPA. The great balance of flavors in Dale's Pale Ale makes it one to remember. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 20:19:22 | More by JamesMN
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 13:51:07 | More by ej285701
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3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright amber orange with thin off-white head with little cling

S - Bready, hints of tropical fruit and a little spicy hops

T- Sweet malty, toasty bread, with little bitterness and harsh alcohol burn very present

M - Crisply carbonated with good bite, thick and creamy

D- A little boozy for this time of year. Being able to taste the alcohol just makes a beer too much for me in the summer heat. I tasted mostly toasty grain, not enough hoppiness to balance it out or to be truly refreshing

When I open the can, I didn't hear much of an audible crack,, but it was fine once I poured it. I bought this beer a couple months ago, so perhaps it was past its peak hop flavor window but there was not date stamp or label to be found so I can't say whether or not that is the case

Serving type: can

09-05-2009 18:27:27 | More by Soonami
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-27-2014 02:54:39 | More by clay23
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-29-2014 23:18:54 | More by mrchrisray
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-16-2014 15:33:09 | More by ToadiesForCody
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - Clear amber coloration, small bit of froth which settled to a thin layer. Small traces of lacing.

S - Some malty sweetness and an earthy tone, but it's all very faint.

T - Initially citrusy with a decently bitter bite, it is quickly taken by a sweetness that isn't overbearing nor cloying. Decently hopped.

M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation level and a semi-dry finish.

D - Not bad at all. Good example of an APA and kudos to OB for keeping it canned.

Serving type: can

06-27-2011 17:41:25 | More by PhageLab
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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