Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,294 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:
7,294
Reviews:
1,945
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
182
Gots:
1,628
For Trade:
7
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Photo of sjrider
3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JaminStov
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 ounce can dated 11/09/2016. It pours a yellowish translucent tan with a three-finger fluffy, white head and a few floaties. The smell is lemon hops, malty, floral, and slightly sweet. The taste is bready, floral, with some slight hoppiness underneath. There is also a slight sweetness, and I'm wondering if that is due to the age of this beer. The mouthfeel is slightly thick, medium carbonation, and smooth. Overall a decent APA, but slightly less hoppy than I expected.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a medium, foamy, short lived, white head.

Smells bready, doughy malt, light citrus, earthy and pine.

Tastes doughy malt and surprising amount of pine. Finish is dry and long lingering pine. Medium body and smooth lighter medium carbonation.

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Photo of eblue33
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of polloenfuego
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dale's Pale Ale pours a clear amber with a nice two finger head. The head seems to last a while and when it does break there is quite nice lacing left in its wake. The smell is heavily malts, with hops behind those bready notes. The hops does not smell super strong on this, but that changes with the taste. The taste sees the malts still present, but the hops come more to the front. The carbonation is moderate, there is a medium body to the beer and I definitely get a dry finish.

All in all a fairly good beer. It might be nice to enjoy a couple of these as you sit on the dock at the lake. I don't think it is my favorite of the style, but I would enjoy this again.

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Photo of Bombelsky
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

355 ml can poured into a snifter.

Amber and clear. Head is frothy, off white, not persistent but giving a small crown until the end. Good lacing.
Moderate tropical fruit hop aroma upfront, some floral hops.
Moderate bitter, high hop flavor, light malty-toasty sweetness. Flavors plays well together.
Medium-light body, high carbonation, watery, fresh and crisp. Long, light dry finish.

It is a crisp and hoppy beer.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 5/6/15; drank 7/23/15 @ the Yarchives.

Murky dark orange appearance.

HUGE khaki head (careful pouring!); a frothy curtain of tree-rung lace.

Caramel, mild orange citrus & faint banana notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & faint grapefruit flavors up front; a sweet, dry finish. This tastes like an average American barleywine. Not for me.

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

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of varian7
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of talbotjf99
3.42/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Simon212
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gangstabobangsta
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mmorris15
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Amber in color with a white head.
S: Citrusy hops and some caramel and bready malts.
T: Citrus, with a floral taste on the finish. Very pleasant. Caramel malt backs up the flavor.
F: Smooth, super drinkable.
O: Classic pale ale and a really nice beer for any occasion.

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Photo of deereless
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pro45
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/28/16. Poured into a pint glass. One inch soapy off white head with a deep gold color. Smell is sweet malts, hops, pine, citrus, caramel. Taste is hoppy, orange and grapefruit peel with some papaya and toffee. Very crisp and clean with a semi dry finish. This is my go to Pale Ale. Easily available here and I never pass on a 12 pack. Dangerously crushable, especially on hot summer nights.

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Photo of Dromines78
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of neil2me
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,294 ratings.
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