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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,611 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,611
Reviews: 1,732
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 107
Gots: 552 | FT: 5
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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5/5  rDev +28.2%

kbscott, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

AmericanSpeller, Nov 07, 2013
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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%

Appearance: Poured a huge, creamy, 2 finger head that lingered for while. Clear amber color. Excellent lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops up front - tropical fruits, grapefruit, some pineapple. Underneath is smooth caramel and roasted malt. And how is this not an IPA?

Taste: Nicely balanced between both sweet and bitter hops and malts. The flavors blend together in a way that is really unique and delicious. Sweet citrus hops and caramel up front. Nice bittersweet grapefruit and pine resin joins the party soon after.

Mouthfeel: Medium, almost thick, body with incredibly crisp, almost sharp, carbonation. Semi-dry, oily finish with nice lingering bitterness. Beautifully balanced.

Overall: This is a really good beer. The ingredients were combined to make a unique and damn addictive flavor. I will be having this beer many more times to come.

tmm313, Nov 07, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +0.8%

There are lots of hops in this one that pushes it on the verge of IPA territory. Dale’s Pale Ale maintains a nice hop presence while staying fresh and highly satisfying. Definitely a pale ale for a hop head, and maybe too much hops for someone looking for a milder pale ale. I really enjoyed this one and canned beer or no canned beer; this is a fantastic pale ale!

brurevu, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

DrewShalvoy, Nov 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 07, 2013
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Conner, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

BodiesLexus, Nov 04, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -12.1%

Poured from can into a shaker glass...

Pours an amber/gold, not quite crystal clear but not hazy. Active carbonation with one finger head that slowly receded to nice lacing and a foam cap on the beer. Sticky foam on the sides too.

On the nose, hops, sweetness, pine, citrus, grains. Nothing out of the ordinary.

First taste surprised me. Does not taste like many other APAs I've tried so far. Hoppy, resin and pine, with a fruity/citrus taste and a sweetness from the grains. A little toast in there too. Little bit more going on than I expected and a pleasant surprise.

Decent mouthfeel, medium body with a bitter, toasty, dry finish. Crisp, with a bit of carbonation.

Very drinkable brew, sessionable if need-be. It has a little different taste that some other APAs I'm familiar with but there's nothing here to stop me from ever having another again. Kind of upper-middle of the road in the style (against others) to me. Non-the-less, I enjoyed it.

Cheers!

MoorBeerPlz, Nov 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

psuscott1, Nov 03, 2013
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
88 out of 100 based on 5,611 ratings.