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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,243 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 6,243
Reviews: 1,803
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 126
Gots: 865 | FT: 6
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Serving Type: Can into Goose Island Glass.

Apperance: light brown/amber with a thick white head and the lacing is consistently maintained when tilting the glass.

The aroma is citrusy, and hoppy with a sweet malted blend.

The taste was surprising for me because it's not as sweet as it smells. The hoppiness deffinetly stands out on this one! It's more present when drinking it from the can than when poured on a glass. It's bitter on the forefront, but has a nice sweet after taste as a result from the malt and the spices added.

The mouthfeel is thin, which was not expected at first, due to the thick head, but once the head relaxes, there is little carbonation.

Overall this is a great summer beer. It's refreshing and it goes down smooth. I wouldn't really consider this a Pale Ale by no means. It's darker in nature and it tastes and behaves like an IPA style beer. It's a great summer beer; I am definitely going to buy this one again.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've been drinking this beer regularly for close to three years now. It never fails to satisfy. Served cold, it's light enough to be relaxing on its own. Let it warm up a bit and the hops really come out, making it a nice accompaniment to plenty of meals: spicy Asian, barbeque, or texmex.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rich and clean amber with a thick, off-white head. Lace is exquisite and detailed, even after pouring from the can!

Aroma is perfectly balanced -- a melding of toasty malts and citrus hop snappiness. Absolutely lovely.

Taste is pleasantly hopped, with citrus and pine notes dominating (yet without any element of bitterness). If this brew is anything, it's well-balanced. Delicious, sessionable, and a classic beer I'll seek out again.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. can poured into a Flying Dog goblet (bottle on 2/18/13)

A: A nice, very clear amber brownish bronze with a strong head that stays for a while. Excellent lacing.

S: Very mild, but strong hop smells of citrus. Little pine or resin.

T: There is an even hop profile but it is a bit odd, which is probably the pale ale part of it. The aftertaste is the same, kind of mutated hop taste that is skewed by the "APA" part of it. I get this kind of warming sensation/taste that I don't get in IPAs, but I can't really place the flavor.

M: Little carbonation with only lots of tiny bubbles that you can feel throughout. Actually almost no carbonation after a bit.

O: I am new to this style and I know people love this beer, but I am not a big fan. You get the hops, but they are tainted and transformed into this weird taste by the "pale" part of it. I don't know how to describe it, but it just tastes like a bad IPA, whose hops have changed their flavor. I know it isn't an IPA, but that is what it reminds me of.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,243 ratings.