Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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4/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a lovely gold-bronze with a sparse head.
Nose shows a moderate piney and bitter hoppiness and maybe a bit of sweetness.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation. Big hoppy pale ale, starts off with a moderate bitterness that becomes slightly woody. A faint husk flavor flashes but quickly passes. Finishes with a bitter/dry aftertaste.
A very nice pale, well hopped for the style and the can is a very nice novelty.
EDIT:My review says it was on tap, it was actually from the can.
01-10-2005 01:38:04 | More by Southernbrew
4/5 rDev +2.6%
I had half the beer in the actual can and the other half in a pint glass.
Aroma: To get the aroma of the beer you have to stick your nose right up to the opening. For a Pale Ale, the beer smells quite hoppy. Didn't smell anything else going on with the beer.
Look (once poured into a pint glass): When poured the head was nice. White, light and made of small bubbles. Through out the drink the beer bubbled (small bubbles) and the head stayed for the whole time (though it was thin). A medium orange-red in color (could not make out detail through the glass).
Taste: The hops are definitely there, but not over powering. The swallow was nice, with some floral mixed in with the hop, for a nice even drink. It is not a complex taste, though at the end of the swallow there was an extremely light butterscotch taste for me. Lighter to medium body for me.
Conclusion: Enjoyed the beer. I would consider this a session beer for a party or bbq. Good hop taste, but not over powering, and a clean drink.
12-04-2006 03:08:07 | More by screws
4/5 rDev +2.6%
12 oz can into a pint glass. Canned American craft beer review #100. I can’t believe that I’ve gone this long without reviewing the beer that started the whole revolution!
Pours a clear copper, with a finger of eggshell-white head. This retains with a thin and creamy foaminess, which throws up a frothy cascade that settles into a good bit of spotty that dots the sides of the glass. The aroma smells freshly floral and a touch spicy in the nose, with some leafy and bitter citrus character lying underneath. Malts have a presence here as well though, with sweeter notes of toast and maybe even a light touch of butter flavor.
The taste has a crisp citric snap on the palate, which is well balanced by the bready and grainy feeling sweetness of the malts. Like the nose, I’m even picking up a touch of diacetyl, which is actually nicely complimenting the malt presence here. It even lingers a bit in the finish, along with dry and pithy feeling green bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied; with a smooth crispness that is definitely on the creamier side overall. There is a bit of a light alcohol feel here but it doesn’t impact the feel much at all, except maybe adding a bit of boldness to the hop profile some.
I guess that this one’s become a minor classic over the last several years and there’s a reason why. It’s a well made APA with enough flavor to keep the craft beer lovers happy but still approachable enough to bring new drinkers in as well. And it’s in a can! This is solid stuff here that I would never turn down.
08-11-2011 17:15:24 | More by Kegatron
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,498 ratings.