Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,315 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:
7,315
Reviews:
1,950
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
1,645
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 7,315 |  Reviews: 1,950
Photo of ghowehattrick
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mwvman
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fryeguy52
3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jebrew
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Brucebeernut
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TR_Severance
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If there's a best value award, Dale's takes it. Are there better IPAs out there? You bet, but not for a 9 dollar sixer.
I'll walk into the shop, and if I see Dale's in there, I'm always tempted to pick it up. Always.

We had this beer at my wedding--best decision of my life!

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Photo of Redman414
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.32/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The appearance is somewhat hazy yet clear orange/brown body with a one finger foamy white head with some clingy foamy lacing. The smell has the hops up front with some light malts coming through once it warms. The taste is mainly sweet becomes slightly bitter once it warms. There is a sticky sweet aftertaste and finish. The palate has a light to medium body and is sessionable. Its carbonated just right. Overall, I’m glad I finally found it and tried it as this is good for its style and good for me.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Backlog from 2009. On tap at the Knitting Factory. Excellent pale ale. Probably the best pale I’ve had since the last time I had a Sierra Nevada. Pleasant hop bitterness. Good til the last drop, flavor-wise and head-wise. Very piney in the aroma and flavor.

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Photo of IndySuds
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mcthfg
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BobcatVera
4.7/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GulDukat88
3.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brymtb
2.66/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

....I have no idea why this is so popular....average at best

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Photo of Pav42
3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,315 ratings.
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