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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ommegangpbr
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a pale ale!
Deep amber color with some white lacing on the glass and a head that doesnt hang around for too long.
Smells like a pale ale!
A pleasant deep maltyness intermingled with a nice herbal/floral hop aroma. A little bit buttery in the nose, as well.
Tastes like a pale ale!
A hoppy one at that. A pronounced, in your face raw pine hop attack that gets reigned in some by the malts. Dry, bitter, with a long, oily hop finish.
This brew has some balls to it. Flirts with the idea of being an IPA; reminds me of some EIPAs.
Not my favorite style but this is a good example of the style.
And I'm all over the idea of craft beer in a can.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a sixer at Northridge in Laramie, warm, for about $6. One of my favorites straight from the can...as terrible of a BA as it makes me, I can't honestly think of a time I have poured this beer out. Shame. Shame.

A: Light copper/orange in color with about half an inch of light tan head, pretty rocky and dense. Excellent lacing on the sides. Slightly cloudy. Looks good to me.

S: Big time hops, citrus and pine abound, a faint caramel malt is there underneath too. Smells a lot better from the glass than the can. Big strong flavors.

T: Nice bitterness, citrus hops shine, a lot more malty in the mouth than in the nose. Caramel flavors all around. Nice lingering bitterness. Definitely towards the hoppy side of the spectrum, but that isn't surprising as it notes it on the can. Hits all the right notes for me, except that I think I prefer it out of the can.

M: A little on the thick side, but still nice and refreshing. Slight alcohol heat on this one too.

D: Easy drinker, this is a little on the strong side for a true session, but it's a good beer to sit down and have a couple after work. As terrible as it is, I think I will continue to enjoy this beer straight outta the can.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from 12 oz can into pint glass, pours a rich amber with a huge foamy off white head that lingers well leaving good lacing, clear
S: big hop nose, citrus fruits, orange, pineapple, sweet malts, floral
T: great dry hop flavor up front, malt sweetness in middle, dry finish that lingers
M: medium bodied without too much carbonation, pleasant aftertaste
O: this is a fantastic American Pale Ale, aggressively hoped with enough malt to balance, a well rounded brew that isn't flawed in any area

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4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to RobBeer for lugging this all the way to Japan.

A - Nice hazy orange body. With thin stubborn white lacing.
S - Holy cascade hop (oranges) aroma! I love it. Maltyness.
T - Nice big orange hoppy profile. Big malt balancing the big hop. This gots to be more IPA than just APA. A nice bit of yeastyness. I imagine this is "can conditioned". Despite the big orange flavor, this beer is not overly bitter. There could be a bit more sweetness.
M - Nice and creamy. Delish.
D - I like this, I wish it was sold in Japan!!! It makes me all nostalgic.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a can to a pint glass

Pours hazy light orange with one finger of a white head. This is a hop forward pale ale but still remains balanced. Other hop profile dominates the palate of the beer with onion and earthy like hop flavors. There is a touch of pine and no citrus flavors to speak of. The beer has a malt backbone of breaddy malts and a caramel crispness. The beer has a big feel to it, a surprisingly thick and chewy feel for a pale. High carbonation as well from the can. Overall, its a solid pale ale, not quite a sierra Nevada but a solid choice.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gajo74
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This one caught me by surprise in that it doesn't seem so characteristic of a pale ale. Pours a darker copper. Very bready and malt forward. However, the large dosage of hops adds a strong piny and bitter flavor more like an IPA. Drinks light medium bodied, smooth and drinkable .

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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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