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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,294 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,294
Reviews: 1,721
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 420 | 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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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-29-2014 23:18:54 | More by mrchrisray
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ej285701

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-15-2011 13:51:07 | More by ej285701
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

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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Mojo

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 05:09:35 | More by Mojo
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-30-2013 05:51:33 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-16-2014 15:33:09 | More by ToadiesForCody
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PhageLab

Virginia

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
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obrike

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have not had this one in a while...picked up a 6 pack on sale at Specs in Round Rock for 6.99.

A great looking pour. Dark honey look in my 512 pint glass...huge head...great speckled lacing throughout the drink. Nice.

Not getting a ton on the scent...some earthy, spicy hops, maybe a bit of malt. Not very pronounced here.

MMM...very good. Fortunately, the taste beats the scent. A rich, easy to drink pale ale. Caramel malt goodness and a perfectly balanced earthy hop kick combine quite well to make this super satisfying. This one is right up there with SNPA, but without the hoppy kick. A clean, quite drinkable APA. Just be wary of the 6.5.

Seek this one out and dole out to your BMC buddies at your next get together.

Serving type: can

07-08-2012 23:59:29 | More by obrike
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zachary80

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-17-2013 19:28:15 | More by zachary80
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dt_gbpackersfan

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-28-2013 02:16:10 | More by dt_gbpackersfan
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

09-25-2013 22:15:06 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am drinking this beer and watching the film Fargo. This beer reminds me of William H. Macy, it is warm, sweet, familiar. It has a large hop presence like that of Macy's ears. It is slightly bitter like a first reaction to Steve Buscemi's visage.

I like it but wouldn't buy it again.

Serving type: can

01-03-2014 00:55:16 | More by DerekQXQX
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arguemaniac

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange amber with a thick, frothy and very well-sustained orange white head. Pleasant hop aroma. Really more of an American IPA, the hop character here is very nice; though it’s certainly quite spicy, a delicious orangey citrus quality shines through the most. The caramel malt, while less rich, is tasty and does balance fairly well.

I enjoyed this balanced, drinkable beer. I love the fact that it comes in a can too. Like it or not, these economic, environmentally-friendly containers are probably the future of craft beer packaging. And, so long as they put beers this good in them, I for one don’t mind.

Recommended…

Serving type: can

07-23-2007 01:05:16 | More by arguemaniac
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-14-2011 18:51:18 | More by photomike
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GOBLIN

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-08-2014 04:44:31 | More by GOBLIN
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leprakhan

California

5/5  rDev +28.2%

12-17-2011 06:11:26 | More by leprakhan
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AwYeh

Ohio

2/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz can into a nonic pint glass, received via trade from arvjunk. Thanks Ankur!

A: Pours a cloudy golden amber, with 2 fingers of frothy white head.

S: Light caramel malts and fruity citrus hops, alongside a distinct and quite buttery smell. Doesn't seem to be common in other reviews, but remarkably clear in my glass.

T: Caramel malts again, not much hop flavor here... quite metallic tasting.

M: Light body, light carbonation; rather watery.

D: Considering smell, taste, and mouthfeel, this glass wasn't particularly enjoyable. At least I could spend the first 8 ounces trying to decide if it really was butter I was smelling... Not particularly recommended, though based on the large number of positive reviews here, it may be worth checking out.

Serving type: can

01-22-2011 06:39:26 | More by AwYeh
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billhelm

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-21-2014 14:49:06 | More by billhelm
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whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-05-2014 17:21:14 | More by whitenads
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-20-2011 05:58:45 | More by paulys55
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ToddThompson

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-04-2013 15:52:30 | More by ToddThompson
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mrcraft

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-23-2014 00:45:42 | More by mrcraft
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HopBrain

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-10-2012 17:30:12 | More by HopBrain
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-14-2013 10:11:15 | More by Travcofarms
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this beer! I had heard that it was supposed to be a great example of a quality microcraft in a can and when I saw it at Chicone's I had to bite.

The beer pours a fairly typical but nice APA color--orange/amber--with a tight, solid, and creamy head with good retention. Very nice tight layered lacing.

The smell is a bit underwhelming, fairly faint generic fruity hop aromas and caramel maltiness with a touch of earth. Decent, but too faint to make much of an impression. I almost detect aluminum, which could be my imagination.

The taste is great, with hops showcasing big grapefruit, green vegetable and pine flavors. The malty backbone is significant, with an almost candy like sweetness that nicely compliments the hops rather than combating them. There are also some savory flavors in the very long finish. Lots of big flavor.

The mouthfeel is full and almost sticky with medium carbonation that cuts through the gumminess. Just how I like it.

The drinkability of this beer is phenomenal. Enough flavor to keep you interested but easygoing and unassuming enough to be indefinitely quaffable (assuming you love hops, like I do).

Serving type: can

08-30-2006 03:40:18 | More by sacrelicio
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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