Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Here we go with the famed Dale's Pale Ale in a can. Pours a clear gold with a ruby touch. Good sized head that sticks around. Nose is very heavy on the hops with a strong sweetness. Flavor is *really* heavy with the hops. It's almost an overkill to me as it seems to be somewhat imbalanced. Too much in my face, I mean mouth. Just lacks a even flow. It's like the beer is yelling out, "Hey! I'm a micro brew in a can! Woo hoo!" Feel is a little lighter than I'd want. Overall I have to drop the drinkability down because the hops are too harshly over-pronounced and it lacks balance. Sure, they are "pioneers" of sorts by putting a micro in a can, but that is not enough to save the production. It's what's in the can that counts.
Serving type: can
12-30-2007 06:48:51 | More by RblWthACoz
3.75/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A) Head is 1/3" and bubbly. Very little head retention. The beer is orange with a hint of copper. This may be the orangest pale ale I've seen yet. Pretty clear.
S) Big, piney hops. Resinous. Syrupy sweet malt.
T) Not as sweet as you expect. It smells like a DIPA on the barleywine end of the spectrum but it is lighter than that. A little earthy. Big hop flavor and a nice balance really. This is a bigger APA.Citrusy, mild grape fruit. Solid smack of bitter in the end that sticks around. Definitely fruity.
M) A little sticky. Solid-medium mouthfeel.
D) I enjoy it but it isn't something I would drink one after another. It's just a bigger apa with some sweetness to it.
Using A)S)T)M)D) helps me think about a beer but I'm getting to the point where I might stop using it and I might comment less on the drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2011 21:35:09 | More by esv
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,126 ratings.