Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
12 ounce can -> Dogfish Head glass
This offering pours a medium to deep copper with a small white head. The retention is pretty nice eventually becoming just a ring around the side with a thin layer of foam on top. Lacing is spectacular. The smell is nice. I pick up a lot of earthy smells, hops, grasses, citrus, etc. Taste is big. Upfront you get a big malty sweetness which seems to move seemlessly into a spicy hop bitterness. This was my first Dales and it was pretty much as good as its reputation.
12-22-2012 05:09:35 | More by Mojo
3.85/5 rDev -1.3%
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
02-13-2010 04:32:59 | More by rootbeerman
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
A bit of chill-haze to this otherwise perfect looking orange/red body. This head is ample and the lacing is flat-out exceptional.
Mild citrus hops kick-start the aroma only to usurped by bready malt and soft, buttery undertones.
The balance is remarkable and everything a good pale ale should be. Malt is clearly present with a strong dose of caramel on display, but hops accompany more than ably throughout and their floral taste lingers long after the malt has faded. Moderately earthy on the finish.
Although well carbonated, the mouthfeel is a touch thin right in the middle. Hops oils beef up the mouthfeel on the conclusion. All-in-all a very drinkable beer and an excellent entry into the APA family.
03-15-2008 19:42:36 | More by malcontent
3.9/5 rDev 0%
Had on-tap at Hank's Tavern and Eats in Hyattsville, MD.
A: Served in a chilled beer mug. Nice pale orange that glows golden towards the bottom of the glass, with a thin white head that laces down the side of the glass.
S: Some hop freshness, a bit of citrusy bitterness and a malty backbone.
T: Nice strong citrus flavor (clementines and grapefruit come to mind) with a sharp hop bitterness that bites at the tongue and leaves a bit of a burnt sensation.
M: Very strong and piercing carbonation spices up a medium body.
D: Nice pale ale that is very much drinkable as a session beer or to pair with typical American pub fare.
10-08-2009 03:38:54 | More by thekanna
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
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
Ah, my first canned craft beer and it does not disappoint. This beer pours a light amber with a perfect pale ale head that will lace the glass. Aroma is heavy on caramel, giving it a distinctive English pale ale smell. Taste backs that up with a caramelly and bready malt taste that is almost sweet. There is a slight citrusy hop backbone there as well, but it is engulfed by the malts.
I was expecting this beer to be more hoppy, but this is a great beer where the English malts shine through. It could have been a bit more balanced with the American hops, but no real complaints here. A great pale ale.
09-01-2007 08:24:21 | More by saintwarrick
3.58/5 rDev -8.2%
Got a 12oz can from Harvest Fine Wine in West Hartford CT for $1.54. Canned on 08-16-10. True story: as a matter of habit, I reached for my bottle opener. Served cold in a chilled pint glass.
This mostly clear golden brew gives a nice 3/4" if eggshell foam that settles and leaves a nice curtain of lace on the glass. Smell is very faint, can't say I'm able to identify anything more than a little malt. The taste has a great bit of resiny pine and citrus rind hop on a fairly crisp bed of malt. Feel is typical for the style with a fair amount of viscosity and a moderately tingling carbonation. Finishes with lingering hop and a little resiny feel. Now that it has warmed I can detect some candied lemon rind and maybe some florals on the nose.
I feel as I should be drinking this from an aluminum cup in order to preserve the can experience.
10-15-2010 22:37:29 | More by BeerNinja007
4.33/5 rDev +11%
A- golden straw with yellowish orange tint, two finger white head, awesome retent, settles to ring, lacing, bit cloudy
S- citrus, toasted malt, caramel
T- multiple hop flavors in there. starts off with orange like and caramel flavor, then hop bitterness takes over only to finish sweet w/ some citrus hop flavor. Grassy aftertaste. Awesome balance and flavor
M- smooth and silky, good body, somewhat viscous
D- Liked the balance and taste alot. Easy drinking, definetly a memorable pale ale in my book
08-21-2006 06:01:06 | More by tonistruth
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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