Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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3.88/5
Very Good
7,462 Ratings
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:
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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,944
Reviews:
1,978
Ratings:
7,462
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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Photo of Quesophresco
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured a dark amber with a light head that dissipated quickly. The aroma was weak, slightly malty. The flavor was surprisingly weak on the attack, but finished with an interesting peppery finish, with an unexpected hint of allspice. There is some hop bitterness but little hoppiness on the aroma. The mouthfeel is thin, but with a good sting of carbonation.

Not bad. Not revelatory.

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Photo of beersensei305
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On Tap @ World of Beer Dr Phillips Orlando:

A- Hazy Copper, nice retention white head

S- Smells like an IPA citrusy and hoppy

T- Even balance between malts and hops.

M- medium bodied average carbonation- really is like some IPAs I have had

D- pretty goof if your an IPA drinker or a Pale ale drinker try it out

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Photo of Cascade99
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours copper color - pushing slightly to an orange tinge. Nice, creamy white head that disappates - leaving lacing on the glass.

S - Spicey, slight grapefruit, maybe tangerine. Not much in the sense of a smell of malt, but more pulled towards hops, which is appropriate for the style. Smell is definitely not over-dominate.

T - Bit disappointed in the taste. The bitterness is slightly higher than I would expect for a pale and the hop. I could see this one being an IPA that lacks the hop aroma to the extent needed. The bitterness defintely takes over. Slight notes of oxidation, as noted through a paper-like taste. Not excessive, but definitely there.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Appropriate for the style.

Overall - Not a bad pale ale, but definitely not one that I feel is a top five. I would drink again, but probably would not go out of my way to find. If there was slightly less bitterness and more in the aroma from the hops, this one could be great.

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

Single can at Malt & Vine in Redmond, WA

Pours a dark, very slightly cloudy golden color. Started out with a medium head (maybe an inch) that faded quickly and laced nicely. Smells a little of honey and flowers.

Tastes fairly sweet, but with a rough finish -- doesn't seem like a very hoppy pale ale at all, or at least it doesn't capitalize very well on the hops that are there. Feels thick and almost gritty in the mouth.

Overall, not too bad a brew (better than I was expecting). I wouldn't shy away from it, but there's plenty of beers I would choose first.

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Photo of Crazymaskdude
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Rborre321
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of needMIbeer
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matt73
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of angrybabboon
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
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 -6.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Jaszucs
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of goods003
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Robbo763
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moose90
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
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 -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonL02
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of CJNAPS
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
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 -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MiamiWeiss
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnct
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of JeffONeal
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,462 ratings