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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,243 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,243
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 393 | 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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katahdin01

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-23-2013 12:56:45 | More by katahdin01
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Mattsk1

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-22-2013 21:41:37 | More by Mattsk1
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 21:41:19 | More by Flabbyjandro
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seavercm

Georgia

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-22-2013 19:08:56 | More by seavercm
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C_S

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-22-2013 18:00:33 | More by C_S
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-22-2013 16:39:58 | More by Hopheadhiker
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-22-2013 04:11:41 | More by csfcmitchell
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-22-2013 03:19:50 | More by larryarms847
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randeezy74

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-22-2013 02:38:42 | More by randeezy74
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jploving

South Carolina

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I first had this ole' jewel in 2005...or I think that was the year. It was the guest beer on tap at Breckinridge Brewery in Colorado. My good time friend and I had taken a trip to the GABF....God, that was fun...(sigh...)----but I did not contribute to Beeradvocate at that time...

Oskar Blues recently opened a brewery close to my home...Brevard, NC- and I saw on the can that it was brewed in Brevard....sweet!.
I do like this beer but to be straight up---it has a very average flavor----with the perfect accommodating body.
I have drank at least a half dozen beers with a similar flavor-big earthy, resin, piney with a touch of grapefruit citrus...
Body and mouth feel is great....but taste is pretty average...
If I were to learn that this was the first beer to achieve that flavor, I would give it a better rating for originality....like I say, I like it. But until I learn that fact, I will give it a 3.75...not a bad rating at all-but I expect more for$ 9.00 a 6 pack.

Serving type: can

08-22-2013 00:33:37 | More by jploving
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 22:45:10 | More by dexterk1
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 02:21:08 | More by dankjohn
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StrangerTides

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-21-2013 02:20:42 | More by StrangerTides
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McBraniel

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 01:51:43 | More by McBraniel
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Rick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-21-2013 01:38:58 | More by Rick
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Mises85

Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was pretty excited to try this beer being in the top beers for the Better Beer Authority. Lets go over specifics:

Appearance: really nice amber color. Pliny the Elder color if you ask.
Smell: Biscuit Malt, Hops, Pine, one note citrus.
Taste: Alcohol, some citrus, slight grapefruit aftertaste.

For me, it could have been better. It is not a bad beer. The aftertaste was very one note for me. On the BBA scale I would rate it about a 6 but I think there are better beers in this style. I don't know whether this beer is trying to be an IPA or a pale ale. Bear Republic racer 5 is a much better example of the IPA style I think than Dales. If I had to have it again I would but it is not my favorite beer.

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 01:32:48 | More by Mises85
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-20-2013 22:09:48 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-20-2013 22:08:18 | More by RussBeercier
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NBMLove

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-20-2013 21:37:39 | More by NBMLove
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andy_c

Utah

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-20-2013 18:18:37 | More by andy_c
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Thia417

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

08-19-2013 19:21:46 | More by Thia417
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-19-2013 17:41:29 | More by HawkIPA
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theBIERlad

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-19-2013 17:34:44 | More by theBIERlad
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harsley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

08-19-2013 15:06:47 | More by harsley
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rdilauro

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I am a big fan of Oskar Blue beers. I tasted this one from a variety pack. Honestly, there wasnt much of any distinct aroma/bouquet from this.

The taste was clean and crisp, which I always find positive. The mouthful was a little on the thin side as well as the aftertaste.

Nothing to find fault with this ale, just that it wasnt something that stands out with the various beers that I have tasted

Serving type: can

08-19-2013 02:37:44 | More by rdilauro
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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