Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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3.88/5
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7,559 Ratings
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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

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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#15,279
Reviews:
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Ratings:
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pDev:
11.6%
 
 
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mmoore9363
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of uncleotis
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alskoj
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ain't that unusual, this beer, not yet reviewed, literally consumed about 100 times. What struck me early on as these guys were leading the way with the canning of craft beer, was how similar this beer was to SNPA. The color is a slight SRM shade lighter, but ultimately it comes in that dark gold to light amber. Great clarity, solid 3/5" white head. The aroma is a lot of those old school Cascade hop tree and grapefruit feels.

Taste, yeah man, that old school bitterness, aspirin, pine, grapefruit. Slight caramel malt underpinnings hold things together and give it that comfort food vibe like the heartiness of a sturdier, maltier pale ale of yesteryear. This is one of those beers that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame beer wise. Its been around, led the can format, available, affordable, consistent.

It also fits into almost any scenario. On the beach? It works. After the slopes? It works. Tacos? It works. This beer is the bad ass dude wearing the WWII hat at the VFW.

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Photo of Reggie_Dunlop
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You wimps did not know what it was like before you could put good beer in a can. This is the classic the Rolling Stones of Craft beer in a can. And the best thing is.....it tastes like beer!

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tonkpl
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StephenM
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: copper orange, clear, 1-finger cream head
S: subtle orange, caramel, slightly dank hop aroma
T: sweet caramel malt, orange, grapefruit, plum, herbal hop bitterness on the back end
M: medium with clean finish
O: a tasty and refreshing Pale Ale with pleasing complexity

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3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ricochet
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Why haven't I rated this before now? I guess I have had this beer before but never sat down and rated it despite the fact I thought I'd had! Maybe it was because I thought that a pale ale from a can would taste terrible. This was in 2007 when Oskar Blues was the only one canning something other than a BMC. Now, I'm having all kinds of great beers from the can, including local stuff from hometown breweries. Viva Cans!

L: Standard as it gets. Good head on the pour, thin linger in the lace. Amber orange.
S: Not distinct grapefruit-orange fruit smell balanced with a bit of cereal grain.
F: Kind of a standard wash and foam with mild bitter around the sides.
T: Grapefruit is a bit more pronounced with the burn from the alcohol barely a distraction. There is a taste of an oats cereal as well? Also not a distraction.
O: Well, I'll visit this again. In a world with so many excellent IPAs/DIPAs, along comes my old friend pale ale and delivers a pretty much textbook example of a better pale..the fact that it's canned...makes no difference anymore.

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Photo of Nvrmind16
3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bafcats
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jay0312
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Basic but interesting can artwork. The taste is caramel, hops, & malts. This is a great pale ale, Highly recommended. Cheers! B

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WJL2112
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 19.2 oz stove pipe can. Nice deep golden color. Nice two-finger head. Lacing lasts a while. Very nice balanced beer. All the flavors of the various hops and nice bitterness. Very smooth and easy drinking. Don’t notice the slightly higher alcohol content. Nice beer.

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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,559 ratings