Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

very good
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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Brolo75
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a half pint glass

A: Pours a dark honey orange with a white head, lots of carbonation, some lacing, some head retention.

A: Hint of lemon zest, some resin, little bit of pine, not much else on the nose.

T: Lemon zest, pine, resin, moderate amount of bitterness, finish is dry with hints of citrus peel in the aftertaste, subtle flavors, very drinkable.

M: Light-medium body mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish.

O: As far as APAs, there are better out there, but this beer is very enjoyable, not at all disappointed, a solid APA and beer, very drinkable. I could see myself crushing some of these on a hot southern CA summer day.

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

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

Photo of Docer
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Finally got around to buying a 6-pack canned in April. Price was a little high, even for being at Fred Meyer on sale.

- Nice new copper penny color, clear, and a finger of frothy white head which quickly settled to a thin full coating blanket which is spotty, and lace all about.

- A very bready and grainy sweet malt, light fruity and floral hops. Nothing spectacular in the aroma. Some esters perhaps, and a slight funk.

- Bready grain, light bitter pine hop, and a fruity balance. Also a nice earthy and floral quality to it as well. Certainly an IPA of a pale ale.

- Medium body, slightly creamy, and nicely chewy and drying. This ought to just be called an IPA. It's well carbonated, and somewhat easy to drink.

- Certainly not a pale ale in my opinion. I judge on style, and this isn't close to being a pale ale. It's an IPA, and would get higher marks from me if it were called one. Nice bitter hoppy IPA though!

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Photo of clarknova
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Greasy
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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

T: grapefruit-pine some sweet citrus and caramel malts.

F: medium , clean/crisp easy drinking pale ale.

O: a pale ale that really is an ipa, pine and citrus, balance malt flavors.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.18/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 5/22/2008 (Can):

Pours a clear amber reddish colored body, with a good-sized head, white in color, and somewhat lasting. Has a hoppy aroma, with some grapefruit, medium strength. Grapefruit, sweet taste. Bitter. Dry, creamy, smooth aftertaste.

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Photo of rowingbrewer
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of xJMFCx
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bruachan
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

i've heard things, and now that i've had dale's i need to stop saying things like "i will never pour a beverage from a can into a glass", which s something i have found myself saying periodically

it's a more-robust-than-normal APA with plenty of malt flavor. biscuity and toasty up front with plenty of NW hops

it's a handsome beverage: crystal-clear amber with outstanding lacing. from the decent head comes an aroma to match (or perhaps preview) the fine flavors

my only complaint is that it seems a little stickybrownsugary, but that could be a hop byproduct, as well

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

Photo of russwbeck
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jemarent
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

first off, this is the best beer i've had out of a can. i had the pleasure of drinking this on the lake while i listened to some fat fuck extolling the virtues of "the silver bullet" vs. miller lite. ugh. anyways, more on the side of malt sweetness than surly furious. this beer has some qualities that are reminiscent of the great alpha king as far as aroma and flavor. this was a rich copper in color with just a tinge of haze and an off-white head. aromas of caramel malts and citrus are prevalent in the nose. nice malt sweetness and a resiny, lingering hop bitterness make for a very well-balanced and bold apa. creamy carbonation and a light to medium mouthfeel. this is a great beer for summer activities due to it being in a can, and damn tasty as well.

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.82/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a caramel tangerine color with golden edges. A dollop of sea foam sits on top, leaving bits of lace.

Smell: The unmistakable biscuity sweet aroma of pale malt jumps into the nose, with a little bit of sweet candi sugar as well. A good dose of hops is noticeable as well. Caramelized grapefruit and orange rind with a smattering of sticky pine as well.

Taste: The sweetness from the aroma is not an illusion. Biscuity malt, with a bit of honey as well. Some candi sugar flows well into caramelized citrus fruits -grapefruit and orange rind mostly. Some sappy pine adds more flavor, and there is a drying general bitterness at the end of the sip.

Mouthfeel: For the ABV, the body feels somewhat light. The medium carbonation falls somewhere between crisp and creamy. Lightly astringent toward the end. There is a light sappy feel on the lips as well.

Overall: This was enjoyable, although I prefer a couple of local favorites - Alpha King and Daisy Cutter.

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

Photo of scootercrabb
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

12 ounce can -> Dogfish Head glass

This offering pours a medium to deep copper with a small white head. The retention is pretty nice eventually becoming just a ring around the side with a thin layer of foam on top. Lacing is spectacular. The smell is nice. I pick up a lot of earthy smells, hops, grasses, citrus, etc. Taste is big. Upfront you get a big malty sweetness which seems to move seemlessly into a spicy hop bitterness. This was my first Dales and it was pretty much as good as its reputation.

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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