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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,121 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,121
Reviews: 1,716
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 91
Gots: 352 | 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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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 19:31:58 | More by justintcoons
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 19:14:59 | More by Hessian257
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kkrez

Colorado

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 18:36:25 | More by kkrez
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dnh2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-14-2011 17:30:36 | More by dnh2
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sbricker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-14-2011 17:10:59 | More by sbricker
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-14-2011 16:58:51 | More by Jspriest
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 16:16:12 | More by sjstraub
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Lawnboy33

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 15:26:47 | More by Lawnboy33
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 14:16:07 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Adamostella

Washington

5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-14-2011 14:14:46 | More by Adamostella
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Pahn

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-14-2011 06:52:22 | More by Pahn
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greenengineer

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 Oz can, in a 20oz Imperial Pint glass my brother-in-law brought back from the UK.

A - Giant head, golden color, good transparency - not cloudy. I could have done a better pour to hold down the foam a bit.
S - Strong hop aroma. Not a lot else here.
T - nice balance of hop bitterness with malt sweetness. Very drinkable.
M - I'm a big fan of the crunchy sticky beers - this is not that, but it does keep a good fizz, doesn't seem thin or watery.
O - I like it, but not as much as some other OB offerings. I may be judging on style rather than quality however - for a drinkable American Pale Ale this is very good.

Torn between 4.0 and 4.5.

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 19:20:25 | More by greenengineer
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served on tap in a shaker pint glass.

the beer appears a dark copper color with orangish highlights, nice bright white-colored head. good lacing as I drink. aroma is citrus and pine hops.

taste is hop dominated, but with just enough malt to balance it out. mouthfeel is slightly sticky, with smooth carbonation. medium body.

overall - I'd call it an IPA, but a good standard beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2011 15:35:32 | More by jmdrpi
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

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

Poured from a can into a tumbler pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, yellow-copper coloring with a one inch, thick, frothy, foamy head that settles quickly into a film covering that also coats the glass fairly well. Good, heavy nose of hops, with a resiny and tangy character, and some light citrus and malt blending. Flavors are hop forward, with a peppery and basil spicing, which is balanced by a buttery and toffee-like malt, as well as a slight citrus highlight. Very well blended. The aftertaste is tangy sweet and resiny hops bitterness, with a slight cloying effect to it. Slick, somewhat lingering finish, with a slow, steady withdrawal that dries evenly and subtly. Good, solid brew.

Serving type: can

11-12-2011 00:26:40 | More by GarthDanielson
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joek440

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Effervescent, orange-copper coloration. Thick off-white head that slowly dissipated

S - Hoppy. Very full hop smell with hints of citrus and pine. Light malt.

T - Hop flavor is intense with subtle malt. Citrus and pine hop is most noticeable.

M - Thick but well carbonated

O - Great pale ale with big hop flavor. Hints of malt balance out the hop well without taking away from the focus of this beer.

(Reviewed 10/30)

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 18:36:25 | More by joek440
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fatmusic14

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dales Pale Ale served in a can, a novelty that will never get old.

Appearance: a beautiful shade of amber, the median between a light lager and a porter. Flawless lacing.

Smell: bitter, essence of pine, Hops

Taste: brings the bite that you would expect from an IPA, with tons of robust flavor

Feel: Smooth as can be, easy, just a slight pop from the highly noticeable carbonation

Overall: Get a case.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 01:52:45 | More by fatmusic14
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mithrascruor

California

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice golden-amber color with nice off-white head, 1+ fingers. Good retention and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Mild orange aroma, and perhaps a hint of spice.

Taste: Floral hop taste up front gives way to oranges, apples, caramel, and eventually the hop bitterness as it nears the finish. Generally bitter aftertaste, but balanced out a bit with some of the citrus.

Mouthfeel: Light- to medium-bodied and generally smooth, with carbonation a bit on the lighter side.

Drinkability: Moderate ABV and nice flavor make it quite drinkable.

A bit hoppier than I expected, this is a nice and fairly refreshing IPA. Nothing earth-shattering, but certainly pleasant.

Serving type: can

11-10-2011 00:36:48 | More by mithrascruor
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CrystalShipMS3

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a can. How cool is that?

Look: Golden. Leaving a white head all the way down the glass.

Smell: hops are very floral sweet honey like malts.

Taste: perfectly balanced hop and malt flavors. The hops are floral and not too bitter. The malt is honey flavored but still grain like. There's a nice hoppy pine on the exhale and leaves a pleasant piney and hop oil aftertaste.

Feel: it's highly drinkable. Perfect carbonation.

Overall: it's a great beer. It comes in a can. What else can I say?

It would make a great session beer. I could drink this all night.

Serving type: can

11-07-2011 18:58:36 | More by CrystalShipMS3
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-orange with over a finger of very pale yellow head that sticks to the side of the glass pretty nicely.

Smell. Pink grapefruit and oranges with some light grains and caramel.

Taste. Nice light toasted grains and fresh citrus fruits. Some yellow grapefruit rind bitterness in the finish. Nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice and full flavoured pale ale. Nice taste in both the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

11-06-2011 19:46:15 | More by Rutager
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

3.05/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Dale's Pale Ale pours amber looking haze with a small head. Not much carbonation which is pretty normal for the style. Not much in the way of nose, even as it warms up. It tastes more like an English Pale Ale than an American. Not much in the way of hoppiness. Mouthfeel is fairly thin and goes down easy. Middle of the road pale for me.

Serving type: can

11-05-2011 22:04:39 | More by cswhitehorse
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Dmart1223

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a full, well-rounded beer with a heavy mouthfeel. I can't find many floral notes. It took me a long time to get used to this type of beer due to its intensity. But now it's one of my favorites.

Pours a golden amber with a hefty head that lingers.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 20:39:23 | More by Dmart1223
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After an old can of Modus Hoperandi tonight, I’m ready for some fresh hop goodness. Luckily, thanks to Stankonia’s recent LIF, I have a can of Dale’s Pale Ale to liven up my palate. Thanks dude!

Brewed less than two months before the date of this tasting (“CANNED ON 09-09-11”). “FEAR THE BEARD” is also emblazoned on the bottom of the can. I don't know what it means, but I like it!

A: Wow, what a shine! It’s a gorgeous crystal-clear orange, pouring bright and dazzling. Above is a minimal amount of tan, bubbly creaminess that gets to medium-fullness. It smoothes out to a thin film of silky retention that leaves oily lacing all the way down. I love the look – especially the color.

S: The malt character is big on this one: carrot-cake spice, sugary caramel, watermelon candy, and a hint of straw. Hops are limited, but a juicy fruit aroma is certainly evident. It’s all good apart from a tiny bit of vegetable scents here and there. A good, grainy nose.

T: Grainy as well, mostly straw and mild banana-wheat. The malts are pretty mild, otherwise featuring a slight metallic taste that thankfully leaves as soon as it appears. Good American hop sting to divert the tastebuds…quite piney. Yeasts come off with a helping of biscuit dough before the aftertaste, dry and bready, takes off. Nice tastes; I can see what they’re trying to do with the grain flavors, but it comes off as more mass-produced wheat than high-class barley.

M: Quite smooth, with just the slightest pop of carbonation. Slick and easy-drinking.

O: I like where this beer is coming from, but the execution is just a hair off. Pretty damn tasty, still; great example of drinkable canned craft.

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 04:33:00 | More by BarryMFBurton
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jcartamdg

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden honey color with a two finger head and great lacing. Aroma of crazy hops, citrus and pine all up in my grill in the best way possible. Taste follows the nose, this is a great tasty easy drinking canned beer. I love it, I buy it by the case!!!

Serving type: can

11-02-2011 03:05:03 | More by jcartamdg
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Transparent honey/amber with eggshell colored craggy two finger head, minor lacing only. Nice carbonation, creamy texture, intense toffee malt scent combined with piney resin pitch and citrus oils. On tasting I am surprised this is called an APA, by my tastebuds this brew sits smack on the borderline between my definition of an APA and IPA in bittering. Taste follows the nose but also includes a modicum of Simcoe onion-y-ness that I didn't smell in the nose, Not a deadly large amount mind you, but just the right amount in a sane dose that stays delicious. Really delicious and full of bold flavor in both malts and hops... I only ever revisit about 25% of the brews that I try for the first time and I am pretty sure that this one will be getting a repeat visit in the future, so take that as a recommendation. I just wish more of that flavor was represented in the nose, if I were to nitpick it.

Serving type: can

10-29-2011 04:04:55 | More by WastingFreetime
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schlimenhaumer

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a pint glass at low altitude.

A: Pours a clear amber color with some lively carbonation floating upward toward the top of the glass. A one- to two-finger off-white head dissipates relatively quickly, and leaves some lacing.

S: Pine and orange peel with some faint malt in the background, but I would have liked the smell to be a bit stronger.

T: Orange peel flavors up front give way to the pine character, which carries through to a long and pleasantly bitter finish. Everything's held together nicely by the malt body. I didn't expect such big flavors considering the smell. My only critique is that it's a bit boozy on the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with some carbonation, but a generally mundane mouthfeel. A very slightly dry finish.

D: This beer really delivers in terms of flavor. The can might make it good to introduce good beers to skeptics. Oskar Blues hasn't failed to impress me yet.

Serving type: can

10-27-2011 02:13:56 | More by schlimenhaumer
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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