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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,955 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 5,955
Reviews: 1,752
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 116
Gots: 664 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

OUJayhawk1799, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

CreekyJarls, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of beermanbrian
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange amber color with a big frothy white head. Sticky trails of lacing on my glass. Smell of some piney hops and a solid grainy background. The hops gives a burst of taste up front that is quickly covered by the malty grainy taste. Taste finishes dry with some hop bitterness. The hops on the finish is a little on the bitey side and not just that solid piney note that i love. At 6.5% this is too drinkable. The cans make it portable too, making it the perfect swing oil for a round of golf. A nice one that will compete with Sly Fox Pale Ale when I'm looking for a cans.

beermanbrian, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of DrinkingDrake
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light yellow, faintly orange color. I guess copper but not all the way. Small amount of head that laces out to nothing.

A good amount of malt character a lot of caramel and some half baked biscuit. The malt bill isn't Oskar's priority given how light it is for a pale ale. The hop nose leads more towards an IPA but given the balance it sits in the APA category. A fine balance of some floral, zesty citrus hops. Some pine, aromatic earthy characteristics.

Some grassy/light caramel malt dominates for grain characteristics. For the aroma I was expecting more citrus/pine but the hop flavors were on the earthy/resin side quickly followed but a quick citrus hit that mellows out great with the lemongrass malt bill.
Medium body consistent with the style but with a large hop punch.

DrinkingDrake, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of BierJager89
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours golden with a white head.

S: Orange, citrus peel in the nose. Pretty simple and typical, but it smells good.

T: A bit tropical, some orange, some papaya. Could use more tropical fruit.

M: Light bodied, crisp, refreshing and smooth.

O: Definitely a very drinkable pale ale. Tasty, but again, more tropical fruit would be better. Definitely recommended.

BierJager89, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

hellhammermario, Jun 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Mack, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

-NESTO-, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

jemarent, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

mrchrisray, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

ali1987, Dec 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sammo, Jul 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

falconxman, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

CreightonSM, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

gshak, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dt_gbpackersfan, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

McNazz, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

ItsYourBoyBlue, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

zenwatts, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

tylerstravis, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of Thrasher
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A novelty item: a large, hoppy ale that comes in a can. Presentation aside, this is a good beer with lots of hops and lots of malt (a baby barleywine, if you will) that is probably not entirely deserving of the attention it's gotten due to coming in a can. Color is deep amber, difficult to see through, with a healthy dollop of thick head atop, and firm, arched lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma is fragrantly sweet, like bubble gum and wild flowers, equal shares of malt and hop. The same is true for the taste, with big sweet caramel wood-varnish malts and grapefruit hops that are equally matched dance partners. Mouthfeel is full, like pulpy OJ or peachy iced tea, and the drinkability is quite good for a beer this size. Towards the finish, a sour lactic, earth-laden, almost metallic flavor is the sole niggling kernel of doubt about the can format, but it could be a by-product of yeast. Worth a shot, especially if you require cans for some reason. (Upon popping the can, which feels a little flimsy, a shot of beer may shoot out and either spray your hand or deposit itself on the counter. Also, you will probably not want to tip the glass during the pour if you want any head at all; if you don't tip, the head will be full, thick, creamy, and lace-inducing, and it won't come over the edges of the pint glass.)

Thrasher, Jun 14, 2005
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

RMelyon, Oct 05, 2014
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,955 ratings.