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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Photo of needMIbeer
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt73
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 4/12/13

Note: Poured from the rather odd 19.2oz "imperial pint" can

Appearance: Clear, medium orange in color with some gold highlights - average size, off-white cap, fades to some wisps, leaves some decent lacing

Smell: Nice citrus and pine aromas - moderately hoppy in a juicy way, with fleshy orange and grapefruit - some peel as well - herbal, earthy notes and some pine - somewhat balanced with a pale malt background, with some caramel - bready, with a sweetness that reminds me of honey

Taste: More or less matches the smell, perhaps a little less hoppy - wet, juicy oranges, with some orange and grapefruit zest - some pine - pale, bready malts with some caramel - earthy and herbal, with a light spiciness - some sweetness, perhaps crystal malts - somewhat balanced, would go well with food, kind of becomes watery over time

Mouthfeel: Medium body, very smooth, nicely carbonated, notably quaffable

Overall: I'm glad we finally met, Dale

This is the first can of this I have ever had. I've had samples on numerous occasions, and I never got around to reviewing it. It's a solid APA. It slowly loses some of its charm over the course of 19.2 ounces, but I still think it would be good with food. Worth a try, for sure.

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Photo of gambreeno
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of ChewbaccaSD
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Jaszucs
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of goods003
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Robbo763
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned - 12/04/12

A - Light amber, almost orange. Solid head that fades, but leaves lacing.

S - Hop forward, some light malt. Big grapefruit and citrus come through. Nice.

T - Sweet and hoppy. Balanced sweet malts, this is a tasty beer. Very hop forward for a PA, could almost be an IPA in some circles.

M - Mild carbonation, this beer is smooth and very drinkable.

O - This one is always in the fridge. Very drinkable and refreshing, and strong enough to get the job done. Nicely done Oskar Blues.

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Photo of arevalo
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonL02
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of CJNAPS
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good Pale ale, would drink it again

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Photo of Ondray
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of JeffONeal
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into Seidel. Canned on August 30th 2016.

L: Honey amber, two finger light tan head, super fluffy and excellent retention. Great lacing.

S: Almost an herbal spice and maltiness.

T: Very mellow at first, a bit malty with some herbal spice hops.

F: Medium bodied and a decent amount of carbonation.

O: Meh.

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Photo of Chickenshack
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tbryan5
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of k47k
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Franchise
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a rusty orange color and leaves a frothy head with holes throughout the froth. The smell of this ale is piney and citrus with some sweet fruit candy in the background of this nectar. The taste of this ale is so smooth it hits you with a very light carbonation followed by a sweet honey comb flavor finished with a bitterness that leave you wanting a little more. The overall flavor is a bit bland on the finish but this is still a quallity brew.

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Photo of Kromes
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a slighty cloudy orange color with a thick head that sticks to the sides of the glass. The smell was hoppy, pine, citrus orange. The citrus peel bitterness hits right up front with pine flavors and a slight caramel. The bitterness lingers quite a while. It has a strong flavor and I wouldn't be able to have more than one or two. I like the design on the can.

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Photo of justjonas
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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