Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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2.95/5 rDev -24.4%
Light copper color, small head but lots of lacing. Very clear
Hops are there, but there is a lot of specialty malt showing up that overpowers the hops.
Very, very caramely flavor. There's some biscuit in there as well, but it's more like a slightly hoppy amber in flavor.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated, but very heavy and syrupy for a pale ale.
Way too many specialty malts in this beer for the style, also too high an ABV. That being said, it's very tasty despite BJCP guidelines. I've had this a few times and do enjoy it even though it's a bit heavy and caramely for what you would expect by reading the can.
01-23-2008 02:49:04 | More by bboven
3.23/5 rDev -17.2%
Pours a nice orange-amber color with a frothy white head which dissipates into a light ring of lace around the glass.
Alot of fruit & citrus to the nose, with a slight breaded scent as well.
Oily hops with sharp bite meet a mildly sweet citric malt. Flavorful, but uneven, especially on the hop side of things. Astringent finish.
Somewhat creamy in the mouth, but overall thin and a bit flat.
A pale ale which could use more balance by toning down the hops and creating a better malt backbone. A bit harsh, with a bone-dry quality which sticks to the back of the throat.
08-20-2009 02:19:21 | More by Natural510
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
Pours a cloudy gold/amber. Head is somewhat disappointing and small, only about 1/2 finger, but it's rocky and retains fairly well, leaving some light lacing. I just thought for something so hoppy poured from a can that the head was going to be crazy big.
Strong fruity hop bouquet and a touch of sweet malt and alcohol.
Flavor is hoppy all over. Very strong and citric (like orange zest). It does have some underlying sweetness throughout and a little caramel-like malt peaks through. Finish is long and bitter with an acidic hop aftertaste. A bit of warming alcohol burns away in the stomach.
Mouthfeel is smooth and even, heavy and really creamy. Finishes a little dry and puckering.
Overall it's pretty good. More like an IPA in my opinion, but a good one. Something I would return to when I'm in the mood for hops.
04-22-2009 22:01:25 | More by Hoagie1973
4/5 rDev +2.6%
Oskar Blues Brewery Brewing Company--Dale’s Pale Ale--Rocky Mountain Pale Ale--2005 12 oz. Micro-Can. 6.50% ABV--65 IBU’s.? (4.5 / 5.0) Light lace missing head. Clear bright dark amber red color. Rich floral hop front. Light CO2. Creamy crisp smooth malty doughy caramel mild citrus body. Balanced rich hot hop citrus cloying end. Hoppy Pale! Sampled 3/1/2005.
Oskar Blues Brewery Brewing Company--Dale’s Pale Ale--"A Huge Voluminously Hopped Mutha of a Pale Ale"--2006-A 12 oz . 6.50% ABV--65 IBU’s.? (4.75 / 5.0) Tight lacy head. Hazy bright amber dark orange color. Huge floral malt hop front. Rich creamy crusty mild sweet biscuit butter caramel malty body. Clean subtle hop spice doughy mild citrus end. RICH HOPPY! Sampled 6/8/2006.
Oskar Blues Brewery Brewing Company--Dale’s Pale Ale--Micro-Can--25th Great American Beer Festival--2006-B 12 oz. Can. (6.50% ABV--65 IBU’s.? (4.75 / 5.0) Creamy tight lacy head. Clear rich bright amber color. Malty rich floral hop front. Big doughy biscuit caramel mild sweet earthy fruit hop body. Smooth balanced mild bitter hop breadfruit clean rich end. Sampled 10/5/2006.
Oskar Blues Brewery Brewing Company--Dale's Pale Ale--25th Great American Beer Festival--2011 12 oz. can. 6.50% ABV. 65 IBU's. (4.0 / 5.0) Dense lasting light lace half inch rocky off white orangish. Slightly cloudy bright amber orange color. Malty mild floral hop soft grapefruit front. Mildly creamy mellow sweet doughy flavored malty rich Pale Ale mild yeast ester hint English Pale Ale body. Mild hop spice rich balanced lingering malt ester end. Big tasty toasty malty brew. Sampled on 4/29/2011. Purchased 6-Pack for $11.00 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 4/28/2011.
05-16-2011 01:14:08 | More by philbertk
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
A- a lovely clear caramel with a billowy white head. The head dissipates in fairly short order but lasts around the glass' circumference and leaves big lacing
S- big caramel malt coupled with citrus hops
T- tastes like it smells, which is a really good thing
M- a nice fullness to it. Not too heavy or light
O- a great big Pale Ale
10-15-2013 21:26:20 | More by delta490
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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