1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Not Rated.
Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

6,319 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 6,319
Reviews: 1,821
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 131
Gots: 917 | FT: 7
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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 6,319 | Reviews: 1,821
Photo of LexShaw89
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jrenn
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- Can't see. In can.

Smell- just standard pale ale. mild hops.

Taste- sugary, sort of "smarties" candy taste to it. melon? berries? i dunno, not very hoppy, but just the right amount. great to throw back.

Mouthfeel- Light to medium body. crisp carb, but not too much.

Overall- Love it. great session beer.

Photo of station815
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of output01x
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can (Canned On 01-23-12) into a pint glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger cream-colored head that quickly dissipates down to a thin, messy dusting and thick foam ring. The body is a clear copper amber with very few carbonation bubbles. No lacing can be seen at any point during consumption.

Earthy, grainy malt aromas create a strong backbone for the hops. Citrus aromas carry notes of tangerines and grapefruit. The malt and hops aromas are very balanced and compliment each other nicely.

Citrusy and slightly spicy, each sip starts with notes of orange peels and tangerines. Grainy, bready malt flavors balance the hops flavors and add a bit of structure. Upon swalowing, all the hops and malts flavors become bolder, with a bit more spiciness. As these flavors fade, a slight bitterness becomes evident on the back of the tongue.

Light bodied with light carbonation, this beer is easy drinking but could use a bit more fizz. The body is spot on for the style but the carbonation could use a bit of work. The swallow is rather weak due to the lack of carbonation.

Photo of Darkmagus82
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a nice deeper amber color with a large billowy off-white head. The head recedes over time to give some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – Citrus hop aromas are nice and strong. There is a bit of caramel sweetness and breadiness mixed in with the citrus aroma as well.

Taste – A citrus bitterness is present up front mixed with an ever so light note of caramel sweetness. The breadniess takes over the sweetness more toward the middle of the taste, but the citrus remains strong and the presence of a slight pine flavor come into play. In fact the bitter citrus and pine then remain throughout the remainder of the taste experience and leaves a rather bitter, yet pleasant bitter, aftertaste in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – The mouthfeel is quite pleasant. The body is on the creamier side and the carbonation is just a tad under normal. Overall it creates quite a contrast to the bitter hop. While the body sooths the tongue, the hops excite it with the bitter tingle. Quite nice.

Overall - This is a very nice IPA. While, not having read up on the beer prior, I was expecting something with a much more mild hop flavor and something on the sweeter ale side, so when I got my first experience of the smell and taste it really struck me off guard, but in a very good way. It’s a good brew to go for.

Photo of zapahoppa
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of drslap
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Jimbolikesbeer
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of BJasny
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of robieobie1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Hopstimatic
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Hack72
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of korguy123 poured in to pint glass. canned on date of 1-4-12.

A - Medium slightly hazy orange colour with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Citrus, light pine and sweet caramel malts.

T - Citrus and piney hops with a decent bitterness and a good sweet caramel backbone.

M - Light body, moderate carbonation.

Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of hpthebull
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CFHMagnet
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Canned on 1-23-12" printed on the bottom of the can.

A moderate pour delivers a finger of creamy looking yellow head. This sits on top of a golden-copper body. Head takes a couple minutes shrinking, and leaves an appreciable ring up top. Weak lacing is noted through consumption.

I feel like the nose could be stronger. Consists of pine, grain and grapefruit, but just feels like I'm searching too much to really feel it.

Pine, weak grain and sweet grapefruit start out well, then there is an absolute pine-splosion of flavor. Just as I'm enjoying the nuance of the pineapple and hoping for a little malt to balance it out, this massive pine attack just drowns everything else out.

Medium bodied, it's definitely a creamy beer. The carbonation feels a little weak, and only bites the tongue when you hold onto your sip for a few extra seconds, but it's present enough to maintain continuity. Beer coats the tongue well and finishes dry.

Photo of blindpiglet
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with a fluffy, creamy beige head. Subtle aroma of creamy, caramelly and grainy malt and mild lemon zest and grapefruit hop oils. The caramel, grain, breadiness and and light cookie elements tend to be a bit more dominate. The body is relatively moderate, a little light and easy drinking with molderate to active carbonation. The flavor has a nice balance of sweet malt and mild hop character.

Photo of Adam5150
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish/copper color with a 1/4" off white head. Steady carbonation with little tiny bubbles. When the head recedes, it coats the glass. Aroma is somewhat sweet with spicy, piney, and a touch of citrus hoppiness. Nice malt base and some good hops flavor. The hops have a mostly piney flavor. There is a bit of an agressiveness to the flavor, with a full mouthfeel.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 10/13/11.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and some herbal and citrus zest hops. Taste is of malt up front with the herbal and citrus zest hops on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good pale ale but nothing too remarkable.

Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Jfatora3
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jamstone714
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JoLight
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Brown, with a hint of amber, or orange. The head is off-white, and soapy on the sides and frothy on the top.

Aroma - Sweet, sour gummy worms, floral and piney hops. Maybe some citrus. There is a little hint of malt in the background.

Taste - Piney, resiny hops, some grapefruit citrus, caramel, and a hint of breadiness to balance the hops.

Mouthfeel - Medium, lightly carbonated.

Overall - It's semi-dry, highly drinkable, delicious, and well-balanced.

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,319 ratings.