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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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very good

5,761 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,761
Reviews: 1,740
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 107
Gots: 593 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Plissken, Feb 01, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The pour is clear copper in color. Doesn't look like much body as light easily shines through, and really, it's a bit light even for the style. However, you can describe the head as gorgeous from its semi-cascading formation to its lucious bright white head. Nice retention and if you can wait long enough, you're given a beautiful lacing.

Faint fruit teases the nose. Pineapple and even some darker fruit flavors join in. Plenty of malt for balance, some pilsner in there somewhere.

Little from the nose makes it to the tongue, save the hops. None of the dark fruit or even the pineapple shows up. It's all malt and whichever hops are used for bittering. The taste isn't bad, it's just nothing special and not what I think of when I think of American Pale Ales. Pale ale yes, but not so much American as there is no citrus in the taste.

It's very bitter. Not much complexity as bitter is all it is from beginning to end. It's not quite IPA bitter, but with the lack of balance in the feel, it feels like one. More on the lighter side of body than medium, it feels a bit loose and watery.

I really wanted to like this because it's the first time I've seen it in Indiana and I've heard lots about it, but I just don't care for it. It's not bad, but it's not really good either, just a middle of the road pale ale that thousands of breweries seem to make. Nothing special.

RickS95, Feb 01, 2014
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HiWire, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed based on tasting notes from a blind pale ale tasting.

12 oz. bottle inside a paper bag poured into a plastic tasting cup.

A- clear dark amber

S- Similar to taste.

T- Malty, earthy, sweet, toasted grains, and subtle grapefruit.

M- No notes on mouthfeel.

O- A great APA with a good dose of bitterness. One of my favorite, go-to pale ales, and the blind score reflects and solidifies that for me. Out of a total of 14 pale ales in the blind tasting, this brew tied for 1st with 4 others on my list, and ended up at 2nd on the collaborative list.

ElijahRivera, Jan 31, 2014
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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 5,761 ratings.