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Dale's Pale Ale - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
88
very good

5,680 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 5,680
Reviews: 1,735
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 106
Gots: 568 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

bccrosley, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Vogt52, Jun 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

cbnz, Mar 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

clay23, Apr 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

mobrockman, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

kirkse, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

RKing44, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

AMCimpi, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of jpro
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at Closed for Business... Oskar Blues Beer Geek Night (or something like that) -

A: Served in an Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils glass... looks to be a pretty translucent light copper / amber; small cream-colored head recedes slowly, leaving some nice webby lace.

S: Heavy citrus rind; rich caramel malt aroma; some pine and/or resinous notes.

T: Hops... earthy, resiny, slightly piney... give way to some sweet caramel and mild grapefruit rind finish. Nice malt character, but hops definitely are the big player, here.

M: Medium bodied; creamy; moderate carbonation. Nice feel.

D: Very drinkable, but the higher than most pale ales' abv might take its toll... as will the resiny hoppiness of this brew. 65 IBUs... wow - pretty big for a pale ale.

jpro, Jan 28, 2011
Photo of BigCheese
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, canned on 2/14, just over a month old. Love the readability of canned date.

A: Pours a clear light copper/rust with big white pillow of a head. Head dies down to a modest crown but leaves some lacing.

S: Yum, like an ipa. Very grapefruit citrus forward. Also some underlying bready malts. Medium pungency.

T: Initially a dosage of lemon/piney/citrus hops, a very sweet initial taste. Solid malt backbone with hints of honey/carmel maybe oak. Then you get a late hop punch of bitter grassy/herbal/floral hops. Really nice. Really big flavors considering the moderate ABV. Well balanced.

M: Light in body, a bit over medium carbonation. Leavs a bit of oil. Very sessionable.

O: I'd consider this a well balanced IPA rather than a hopped pale ale but whatever its a good beer. One of the better flagship/everyday beers out there. A bit pricey in Mass for what it is, but a good beer. Highly recommended.

BigCheese, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

jakecattleco, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Michaeldmanley, Mar 23, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of PEBKAC
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A strong, stiff pour, that leaves a hard, rigid top of white suds. Cloudy, caramel body. You could shake the mug, & the head would counter balance the movement of the beer. If you try to cut through it, it just comes back together like the T-1000.

Nothing overly strong in the smell. An edge of bitterness riding malt coattails, all dragging along an overgrown, but not unkempt, field of grass & dandelions. A lawnmower might be revving up & burning some fumes at the edge of the land, but, it's a lazy day & no one really wants to do any work today.

Very creamy, with a strong tingle of bitterness & pepper on my tongue. Malty, a bit salty, & close to balanced in my opinion. I like balanced. A little too heavy & thick to make an afternoon out of though.

Easy enough to drink for the seasoned veteran, almost even for first timers. I still think the bitterness would get to them. It took a couple sessions a few months apart to really appreciate this. Much easier with food. Pouring beer from a can is more then just a novelty now. A backyard barbecue favorite. :)

PEBKAC, Jan 26, 2007
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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours very clear, so clear i can see the pixels on my monitor through it, some lacing but not much head retention at all.
Aroma and flavor is just a basic run of the mill Pale ale biscuity malts with a quick nudge of citrus, not strong and upfront in any department, this is a light pale ale by todays standards.
I bought this to drink while racing/hanging out outside for 7 hours at a snow bike race, and it is for sure drinkable enough to chill with, and open many.

This one is basic, buy it for times when you are not really interested in focusing on the beer, and value drinkability over depth of flavors. A solid basic middle of the road pale ale that has it's place. I'll buy more again for events, just not for home drinking/relaxing.

ChadQuest, Jan 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ToddGingerich, Dec 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

LutherBrau, Sep 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

CreightonSM, Feb 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

berley31, Apr 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

chadwicktorres, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ArtZan, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of DoctorDog
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz. can into a nonic. Thanks to pokesbeerdude for sending me this one as a cool extra in a trade!

A- Clear amber appearance. Pours with 2 1/2+ fingers of off white head, which fades very slowly, leaving ample lacing.

S- Sweet pine notes dominate on the pour. As head falls, a soapy odor works its way into the mix.

T- Pine and tea-like hopiness, balanced by a touch of malty sweetness. Bitterness on the finish is fairly bold and moderately high.

M- Moderate carbonation. Medium body, and borderline creamy. Very smooth going down. A bit of residual oiliness builds as consumed.

D- Pretty good. Fairly easy drinker, though building bitterness might prevent me from wanting more than a few.

Future outlook: Another pleasantly well crafted beer-in-a-can...but only available to me via the trade-route at this time....

DoctorDog, Apr 28, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dailyminefield, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ShepardCommander, Aug 17, 2014
Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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