Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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6,056 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,056
Reviews: 1,762
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 121
Gots: 722 | 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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Pours with a two fingers of mottle, white head. Roasted malt and citrus notes. Starts sweet and finishes bitter. Very drinkable.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearing the end of 2014 and I never had this before, let alone a beer from Oskar Blues...until yesterday at the Cloverleaf. All I knew was that everything I've seen from them has come from a can and this was highly recommended. While not the best APA that I've had, this one packed quite a range of flavors and hid the booze well, making it enjoyable and complex at the same time. It's a feat that not many American Pale Ale's can pull off this easily!

Really nice pour to this, as the dark copper hue had a wondrous haze to it that had a subtle radiance to it when I held it up to the light. The head was solid and the lacing was as well, along the back side of the glass I was given at the bar. Earthy, floral, and sticky, this had tons of wet, juicy citrus in it as well. The aroma was nearly one with the taste and there was a lot going here, as the mouthfeel was cloying, sticky, and skunky all at the same time. By the latter, this reminded me of a beer from Green Flash and hopheads will delight in how much this feels like a West Coast IPA without being a bomb of hops in a can. This tasted fresh and maybe like there was a bit of caramel here, which might explain the stickiness that I felt in the aftertaste.

Not weak, this certainly wasn't strong by any stretch either. The alcohol gave this a bit of warming but didn't detract from the range of flavors that this packed. This was a classic, textbook example of what an American Pale Ale should be while not falling prey to the "arms race" that so many West Coast counterparts of this fall victim to. It's a good thing that this beer is available year-round, as it can be enjoyed and would fit well in any season. Complex, balanced, and true to style, this is an APA that deserves a higher rating than what it has on here.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
87 out of 100 based on 6,056 ratings.