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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

6,146 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,146
Reviews: 1,780
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 127
Gots: 797 | FT: 8
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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Photo of silver0rlead
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The appearance is nearly perfect, pours an amber color with nice clarity and a massive off-white head that retains excellently. The aroma has some citrusy and piney hops, caramel, some fruity esters and some toasted bread. The flavor starts out with citrusy and piney hops, followed by some caramel, toasted bread, some fruity esters and a touch of alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth, but i felt the carbonation was slightly low. Drinkability is very good. A good beer, but i didnt think it was hoppy enough for what it bills itself as personally, i kept wishing for a SNPA.

Photo of confer
2.88/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I like the idea of using the cans. The beer pours a slightly hazy deep yellow. It had an off white 1 finger head.
The can says something about a hopped up pale ale, no lie. I just don't care for the kind of hops used. The aroma is of a pine forest and the taste is exactly the same. Chewing on pine needles. As a pale ale I think it is to hoppy. I wouldn't enjoy more than one.

Photo of CreightonSM
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of robertjskelton
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of gonzo000
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.

Photo of CorgiDad
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nheinzie57
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Adkins1203
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BlindPig
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured a little head and got a thick bumpy off white head on a cloudy copper/orange body. Great head retention.
S- Pine and grapefruit hops, decent size malt back, and hints of lemon and orange.
T- Light pine, grapefruit, orange, and hints of lemon in the hop profile. Leaves a medium bitterness lingering in the middle of the tongue. Caramel and a light hint of toffee comes through and helps balance out the hops.
M- Medium body and low carbonation (almost tastes a little flat.
D- It is pretty good. Once again don't think it is anything amazing. So far this brewery has let me down.

Photo of Alpar
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Washuffizi98
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap. Bought a super fresh keg of this for a super bowl party. Poured from my picnic tap set up.

Pours a very nice golden color. Little bit of haze. Nice head. Nice lacing.

Aroma is where it is lacking. Needs a little more aroma hops but has a decent hop aroma. Decent malt aroma as well.

Taste is of mostly citric hops but a bit of noble spice hops. Very nice hop profile. The malt complements it well with kind of a biscuity maltiness.

Mouthfeel is good. Great carb.

Overall a very easy drinking beer and it is very solid if you can get it fresh. I've had it when I bought it from somewhere that doesn't rotate their stock enough and it's not very good but fresh this beer is great. It's pretty cool to be able to review this beer on tap from my own set up at my buddies house.

Photo of srw
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Theniz
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kind of like The Deer Hunter, Raul took his sweet ass time to try this one. And like said "classic film," it has its moments, is pretty solid down the line, but Raul ain't tripping. Don't get Raulsky wrong, he'd drink Dale's plenty of times over before he'd spend 3 1/2 hours with Al Pachino and the bunch again; but if said playa (Raul) had other, more fruitful options, he'd probably go with them first.

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BigRedDog
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of errantnight
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first favorite canned beer, although may be losing ground to 21A's IPA... but that's neither here nor there.

Once it's out of the can, this beer has a handsome, brassy sheen with a luscios cap of foam, excellent lacing and moderate retention.

The aroma is really superb, a hoppy roar of citrus and pine, passion fruit and caramel with just a hint of toasted malt.

On the palate this is extremely well balanced, hop flavors move more to the back while a pronounced, resiny, aspirin bitterness plays against a mid-palate burst of complex sweetness.

It's a bit full bodied for an APA, for my tastes... with the alcohol and the robust malt character this really treads the lines between styles... not the hop bomb experience of an IPA, but something... more... all the same.

That said, I like having cans of beer around, and this is in the short rotation. A delicious concoction that I'd be happy to session, and HAVE happily sessioned, until the alcohol slaps me upside the head.

Photo of Enola
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

My first craft beer in a can. Much more than I was expecting. The color is a nice orange amber. There was a decent head. The smell is very fruity. The taste is superb for a pale ale. Hoppy, with a subdued sweetness. No negative flavors. The mouthfeel is just the right amount of lingering hoppiness. This is a session beer if I have ever seen one. Plus being in a can you could take it places you could not bottles such as sporting events. If I had not poured this beer there is no way you could tell it was from a can. This will become my new session beer if I can find it locally.

Photo of dmamiano
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours rather hazy...medium straw color.
have to admit it is strange drinking out from a can.
Nice head..lacing is very good.
I smell citrus, caramel and bread..a slight tin noted in the nose as well.
Taste is good. Malty and floral. Citrus note, grapefruit...very ditter finish
Pretty good beer.

Photo of Bill235
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of CreekyJarls
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,146 ratings.