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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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very good

6,037 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,037
Reviews: 1,761
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 120
Gots: 695 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-08-2002)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

961st Review on BA
Can to Pint
12 oz

Canned on 10-11-11

App- A very medium darker orange with a medium yellow center and a good 1-1/2" head that was a bit khaki in color and left great stickly lines of cling all the way down the glass.

Smell- Big malty citrus. A good bit on the other end with some pine and some resin. A bit fuller on the nose with a good pepper note.

Taste- A pretty tasty pale ale that has a good bit of malt behind it with some peppery citrus. A little lemon with some wheat notes on the backend.

Mouth- A medium bodied beer with a fairly creamy feel and a paired medium carbonation. A good bit of pepper on the final flavor.

Drink- Not on par with SNPA or some of the other classics. Still a good canned option for those in need. In a pinch or for the right event, I am reaching for Dales.

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4.22/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright orange hazy color with a nice sized head. Cream colored rocky head fades to a thin lace on top, as well as down the sides.

S: Citrus and pine hops with a nice sweet malt aroma coming through as well.

T: Mmm .. nice malt and citrus flavors, with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Citrusy flavor with a decent malt background - definitely predominately hops though.

M: excellent in the mouth, creamy smooth, very drinkable.

O: Wow - Perfectly fine beer, if they didn't say APA it would be an IPA for me! Watch out these will sneak up on you, so good it's easy to have three or four!

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4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a very nice light caramel with good clarity and a finger of off white head. Decent lacing.

A nice bready, caramel and almost a hint of coffee. A faint green, grassy hop finish. The beer smells pretty fresh.

The taste follows the nose. Nice thick biscuit flavors up front. A punchy lemony hop kick midway through and a finish that sticks around and tingles your tongue like a hoppy pale ale should (at least in my book) with a lingering finish of slightly burnt caramel.

Drinkablility is very good. A nice round drink with a light to medium body drink. The carbonation is sufficient, as it, with the hop flavors add a nice kick.

Overall a very solid pale ale. Strong enough hops to keep a hophead like me content but not overly so where you're questioning whether or not it should be classified an IPA.

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

appearance- light copper color with one finger head that leaves moderate lacing.

smell- plenty of hops with some pale malts and little alcohol.

taste- a nice mix of piney and citrus hops along with bready pale malts.

mouthfeel- medium wet body up front that turns to a dry bitter end.

overall- my wifes uncle offered me this beer 3 years ago, after the first sip i said wow where did you get this at. since then i've been picking up a case of dales more often than any other craft beer. not only is this a great tasting ipa, it comes in cans and is priced right which makes it a great value.

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 6,037 ratings.