Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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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

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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark honey amber color with a thick tan-tinted head that leaves heavy lacing.

Modest pine and a flash of malt in the aroma.

Has an almost AAL taste up front -- strong corn malt and faint floral hops -- but that gives way to some pine flavor; some bready, caramel malts; and a strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with solid carbonation.

Sorry to say it, but I think the craft world has moved far beyond this one. It's not awful, but there are many far better, IMO.
2/21/17 canned on date.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a very nice dark amber in color, with a nice two inches of pillowy head. Very hoppy on the nose, the smell is very inviting and is a great start. Taste is very hoppy, but much more balanced than the nose lets on. Good hop bitterness, but enough malt to keep it together. This is a very easy drinking, solid beer.

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4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'm seriously torn on whether to give this a 4.5 or 5 on apperance.

Poured into my GABF pint glass. Head is huge and frothy and will never die. Retention is awesome as well. The beer is amber in color and I can see my fingers through the glass.

The smell of wet and dry hops comes out and rapes the nose with ectasy. Some of the caramel malts in the beer come out as the beer warms.

The beer starts out sweet with caramel malts on the front of the tongue. The beer becomes somewhat bready as it warms. MMM. The hopping of this beer must be done during a boil and dry hopped as I'm picking up characteristics of each. This is one hell of a pale ale. A hop mother for a pale ale.

The mouthfeel is very nice. Could be a slight bit more crisp and full, but very very full and the carbonation is just perfect.

I could drink this forever. If I was on a dessert island with 100 cases of this beer and somehow a refrigerator, I would be ok.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Emerson's Ale House. Served in a shaker pint.

A: Pours a clear golden yellow color with a nice white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring and leaves some soapy lace down the glass.

S: Light biscuity malts with some caramel sweetness. Dried grass and a light, fruity sweetness round it out.

T: Really follows the nose. There's a tad more bitterness on the finish in the taste, but still nice.

M: Light bodied with a clean finish. Nice medium carbonation.

O: Pretty solid overall, but it's nothing special. Definitely an easy drinking beer and the fact that comes in cans is definitely a plus.

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3.57/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours an orange-amber color with a thick tan head with some decent lacing down the glass. It smells of medium roasted malts and some citrisy hops. The taste is just that. It starts with a nice roasted malt taste and then finishes with the citrisy and floral hops. The balance of those flavors is pretty good but not the best I've had. The mouthfeel is ok. Not as carbonated as I would have liked, but it was fairly smooth. The drinkability is pretty good as it is a decent beer and I could drink a few of these. The one great thing about it is that it tastes fresh from the can.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a opaque copper tinged amber, lots of head and lots of lacing
Smell slightly sweet, heavy on pine with a slight citrus backing, pick up some toasty bread notes as well
Taste is a sweet bready mix with pine resin dominant, also tastes a bit soapy which is a slight turn off... definitely on the hoppy end of a Pale Ale
Mouthfeel is a thinner medium which is about right here for my tastes
Drinkability this is in no way a bad beer but a bit too aggressive on the hops and soap like taste they bring to the show just not something I personally would be willing to kill a whole 6-pack of

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3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was underwhelmed by the Old Chub, so I was a bit hesitant pouring this one, but in the end it turned out to be a solid, enjoyable brew.

It pours a very nice copper colour with a hefty and chunky head that is pretty sticky overall.

The aroma is a bit fruity and sweet, a bit pine-like and a touch bready as well. There's a nice refreshing, balanced mix here.

The flavour hits on all of the aromas quite nicely. The malt is a little more noticeable here than in the smell, but hops still dominate. There's also more of a caramel flavour intermingleing with the other flavours all throughout.

The mouthfeel is nice and biting and crisp. Good stuff.

I enjoyed this one. It's easy drinking and quite flavorful at the same time. It still baffles me that good beer comes in cans now, but I'll definitely pick up more of this in the future.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dale's pours a very pretty dark honey amber color with some nice ruby notes. The head is a very thick and fluffy off-white that really compliments things well.

The aroma from this beer straight from the can is a bit of a shock if you're not used to Dale's or Gordon from Oskar Blues. Its a ton of fresh hop aroma, some sweet malt or caramel and some citrus notes.

The flavor that comes forth from this innocent looking can is truly one that needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Plenty of piney and citrus hop flavor pours out along with a very balanced sweet malty backbone. Like Oskar Blues says, this is somewhere between an American Pale Ale and an IPA. Its got the strength and the hop profile to squeak in as an IPA but nothing wrong with it being a very hoppy Pale Ale either.

Definitely one of the best canned beers available, although i still like to pour it into a glass...

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,427 ratings
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