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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

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very good

6,254 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,254
Reviews: 1,806
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 126
Gots: 872 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002

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2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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.

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4.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

In a can that looks like a Discount Club cola can?

Pours a beautiful, clear, golden amber, with thickly constructed, beige, one finger head. A gentle swirl reveals a dextrinous look to it and leaves lasting impressionist paintings of lace on the glass.

Aroma is a surprise of floral, citrus, pine, and gentle grain hints, other subtle notes I don't identify, all balanced excellently. What a nose, this could be perfume, just sweet enough, just subtle enough, just bold enough. Best nose on a PA I've smelled. Ever.

Taste is a bold, balanced, brilliant blast of citrus, pine, earth, and grain. It's a very clean, light, very alive taste, not bready, not caramel-ly, but enough of a malty goodness to balance this into a marvelous flavor. It finishes with a flourish of bitter herbosity, cleanly and refreshingly, ending in a ghost of sweetness and flowers. It is just dry enough, just complex enough, just on the edge of a new style enough to be a remarkable brew.

Mouthfeel judged in the style is on the edge of too resinous, it feels more like an IPA, it is medium body and hop thick to say the least, but the carbonation is perfect, it supports a long finish, and it clears relatively well for the next sip. Geez, what more could you ask for such a full flavor yet refreshing beer as this?

Drinkability is exceptional, great taste, refreshing, vibrant, interesting, sure glad I got this, will get again fersure.

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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

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a. light and clear in color.

s. Hoppy and inviting. Nothing too complex in the nose, but solid

t. Outstanding taste - very hoppy

m. Very nice.

o. I had a shorty at the Yard House in Lynfield, ma. Thought this beer was very good. I would buy a six pack.

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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.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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