Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,297 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,297
Reviews:
1,947
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
183
Gots:
1,629
For Trade:
7
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Photo of bankboy66
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy amber orange with a nice frothy head. Not too hoppy....hints of orange peel and spice. An easy beer that I have revisited many times. Give it a try.

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Photo of Vader444
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

355ml can poured into 2/3 pint Left Hand Brewing glass.

A deep orange-amber beer with an impressive and long-lived head. Crisp bitterness balanced with malty sweetness and the standard pale ale array of tropical fruits with a fair bit of marmalade citrus. Pleasant lingering finish. Don't understand the negative reviews; for my money this is an excellent example of the style and the fact that I can buy it readily in the UK for a very reasonable price (£1.90 in Tesco) makes this a definite regular buy for me. Cheers!

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Photo of Myboymi
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice brew, boarding on a Irish Red

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: pours a reddish amber with a soapy, generous four finger head, nice lacing
S: crispy, fruity nose, with a pleasant, albeit understated hop bite and hints of the malt backbone, some soapiness
T: nice and clean, touches of citrus and pine with a nice clean malt backbone
M: nice and full, a tad watery on the tongue
O: I was at a bottle share and the topic of this beer came up, I mentioned that I had never gotten around to having it (primarly because I loathe the can design), and was sternly chided for not having partaken in what I can only assume they deemed to be a right of passage. Whatever, this beer is okay, nothing special, SNPA kicks the shit out of this beer and in my opinion that beer has held it's own with the changing of the times, however, this beer is a different story...ehhh.

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Photo of Sayb
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
1.13/5  rDev -71.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of srfou
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kuges
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice copper orange look to this beer. Not a ton on the nose with a malty scent with a tinge of citrus hops. Hops a bit more overpowering and bitter than I would have expected. I'd call it slightly astringent. The bready malts come through on the finish. Medium thick mouthfeel with Slightly less than medium carbonation on this brew.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
1.92/5  rDev -51%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Look - Poured a copper/amber color, two fingers of white head, minimal lacing.
Aroma - Tangerine, floral, ethanol.
Taste - Bitter up front, hops lean more towards citrus like the aroma, orange, vegetal note, alcohol is noticeable from start to finish, malt is thin and has a vague sweetness. The aftertaste is soapy, bitter and boozy.
Feel - Light-medium body, watery, ample carbonation.

Overall - I remember trying this a few years back and thinking I got an infected can. I guess not. This tastes exactly the same as it did back then. The solvent-like bitterness with the noticeable alcohol makes this one of the worst beers I've had. It really reminds me of a bad homebrew IPA mixed with paint thinner. A fluke from an otherwise great brewery.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper colour with ok head that doesn't stick around for long. No real lacing to speak of.

Flavors are slightly tumultuous; the carbonation is right upfront. There is light grapefruit flavors and light pine resin. Malt is not really present; crystal malts are here along with light alcohol flavor.

Pretty good. Crushable.

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Photo of TheBubblegumkid
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CharlesK
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c014572
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not much of an aroma, malts and some hops. Initial taste was of a light bodied pale ale, but then slapped in the face by a very bitter backbone. Similar to several other "west coast" style pale ales I've had. I definitely prefer a maltier profile with more dry-hopped presence without the bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcsofbeer
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheaffer315
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stockatron
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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