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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
87
very good

6,248 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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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

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

355 mL can from a sixer picked up over the border; packaged Sept. 18 2013. Figured it was about time I tried this one, as it seems quite well-regarded. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a lovely, clear golden-amber colour, topped with two fingers of frothy, billowing pearl-white head that slowly recedes over the next little while. Great retention, with lots of lacing - this is just a beautiful pale ale, and the aroma is similarly enticing, with highlights of orange peel and pink grapefruit alongside hints of pineapple, pine resin and grainy malts.

Very tasty stuff. There is a subtle, bready malt backbone that is quickly overpowered by citrusy notes of orange, grapefruit, and lemon peel. This is followed by a touch of tropical fruit, then by some pine resin which provides a mild bitterness into the finish, which is rather floral. Bitter, piney aftertaste that lingers briefly on the palate before drying it out. Medium in body, with a very smooth mouthfeel and restrained carbonation levels that offer a slight bite. This drinks as if it were 5%, but as usual the alcohol will hit you eventually if you rush this one. By why would you want to do that? This is just an exquisite pale ale.

Final Grade: 4.17, an excellent A-. Dale's Pale Ale is a testament to the superiority of the can - this particular one is over 8 months old and still drinking supremely well. It's a heftier APA at 6.5%, but it's still a very solid hoppy session-ish ale, and a brew that I plan to try fresh at some point in the future. No one satisfies the hopheads better than our neighbours to the south, and this is one of the benchmarks in its style for good reason.

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4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear amber with a two-finger foamy white head. Heavy sticky lacing.

S - A nice mix of pine, orange peel, and floral hops.

T - Starts with a good blast of orange and subtle grapefruit. There is a good amount of piney hops throughout. Nice malty backbone.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel.

O - This is an excellent pale ale. Very easy drinking and definetly recommended.

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