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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

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very good

6,248 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,248
Reviews: 1,806
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 126
Gots: 869 | 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

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber with a large fluffy off white head that leaves some lacing.

Smell has some clean floral and vinous aspects which are a little bigger than most APAs.

Taste is almost an IPA, in fact, I have had IPAs that had less flavor than this. It has a bold hoppy bitter flavor and a malty bitter finish. Great taste, but it might be too big.

Feel is smooth and light with an airy bitter finish.

At 6.5%, this should be classified as an IPA. The flavor is big and bold, ant not quite what I wanted when I read Pale Ale.


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

12oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Burnt orange with a one-finger head that settles fairly quickly.
S: Some nice orange/citrus, fresh malt. A nice hop/malt balance.
T: Both the hops & malt are bold yet well balanced. No terribly specific flavors, but it's tasty overall.
M: Crisp, fresh, medium-bodied.
O: Flavorful & pleasant to drink, a good example of the style.

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

In terms of canned craft beer, Oskar Blues puts out some top notch products. Dale's Pale Ale is one I've sampled numerous times in the past but have yet to officially review it. Here goes…

Canned on 10-31-2011 with a 'Hoppy Halloween' message printed on the bottom of the container.

Pouring into a Firestone Walker nonic pint glass. Off-white frothy head formed about a finger and half high but collapsed down thin. Spacious crop of foam remains atop the beer and lacing is forming.

Initial burst of grapefruit and pine needles yields to a sweeter mandarin-style citrus. Modest level of toasted malts in the background.

Sweet citrus hop steps forward first followed quickly by a a firm malt support that includes a nod towards caramel and toast. Alcohol noted on the back-end but smooth and non-obtrusive. Medium finish leaves some lingering citrus sweet on the taste buds.

Medium-bodied bordering on something fuller. Fairly hefty on the palette for the style although carbonation is in line. Slight alcohol warming towards the end.

Great to have such an awesome beer in can form. Although I'm wondering what a fresher can might taste like in comparison, this is in excellent shape as-is.

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

A - A clear copper, with 1/2 a finger of head and just a bit of sticky lace on the glass

S - Wheat malts, and a touch of citrus hops.

T - A great mixture of citrus hops and a big malt backbone. Extremely well balanced. Wheat malts are prevalent in the aftertaste

M - Medium bodied, oily, smooth.

O - An awesome beer in a can. Great for tailgaiting or throwing in the cooler for a day on the lake.

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,248 ratings.