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

Finally got this in Texas, and the wait was worth it. Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. can. The beer pours a medium copper, forming a 1 inch creamy tan head, that leaves medium rings of lace along the glass. The aroma starts off with a piney hop aroma, but also contains a buttery malt aroma to balance it out. The taste is an incredibly smooth, well balanced mix of the hops and malts. The taste isnt the strong hop flavor that was expected, but more subtle citrusy notes, along with a creamy buttery malt flavor. Mouthfeel is much smoother, with the balance of malts. Not the harsh hop finish, but more of a medium smooth finish, but still with a hint of the sharp hops at the end. This is a highly drinkable beer, consisting of good ABV., well balanced flavor, and smooth finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, and will definitely keep a sixer in the fridge.

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Photo of chinabeergeek
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

nice amber color, decent head that sticks around and leaves some spotty lacing.

aroma starts with piney and slightly citrusy hops, with caramel malt working its way in.

the taste of the hop profile however seems ever so slightly muddled. or is that "complex"? depends on the palate i suppose, hehe. just seems hard for me to pick out the different elements of the hops, even though they are there, in force, and certainly not offensive. as such, the bitterness is nice and it's quite malty as well. i suppose in the end they balance out.

carbonation seems about right, giving it substance. the smoothness finishes into a sour astringency however, which detracts slightly.

still, impressive for a canned beer, and hope for others to adopt the same. not as aesthetically pleasing, but better for both the beer and the environment.

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Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.59/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrollmel7
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of kimcgolf
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours to a copper color with off-white head and good lacing. Good floral aorma with hints of citrus fruits. Taste very hoppy with a pleasant aftertaste. Been a while since I’ve had beer out of a can, but this was a pleasant surprise over what you usually get. This would be a really good beer for a hot summer’s day.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of fox227
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark, cloudy gold. I never drink craft beer from cans, so when pouring I later learned to hold the can further away from the glass, to allow a more aggressive pour. The result of this is good looking off-white head and nice lacing.

S: No real strong smells here. Just a bit of sweet malt, and no much of a hoppy smell.

T: Pine and citrus upfront, ending with some sweet malt and a lingering hop bite, not on the level of an IPA bite, but it's nice to have.

M: Lots of tiny bubbles tickle my tongue, leading to a dry, hop-scathing finish.

O: The complete product is more than its sums. Why? Well, it's a really good and pleasurable APA that balances very well the sweet and the bitter. The volume/intensity in each category is moderate, but never light or weak. From this standpoint, it's a terrific American Pale Ale.

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Photo of daledeee
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer in a can is making a comeback??

Poured this with a bright dark golden orange and clear. The head was medium and lace was forever. Nose is citrus and hops.

Taste is medium hops with citrus and a little sweet. Someone dry or astringent at the end. Very nice beer that is easy to drink.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of coldmeat23
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Nice dark golden honey color. Good, thick tan head with excellent retention and excellent lacing, to boot.

Big pine resin presence in the nose. A little bit of grapefruitey/citrusey notes. A nice wheat smell. Decent malt appearance, here, suprisingly. Slight sweet breads.

Breakfast rolls laced with caramel, sitting in a small pine tree. Hops presence is here, though not as over-dominating as I'd imagined from the nose. Kiss of citrus/grapefruit.
Nice touches of floral notes. Some very nice malt sweetness, for a tiny bit of balance.

Clean, crisp carbonation level. Feels more akin to a DIPA than an APA, to me, but that's not a complaint. Nice and smooth and a good level of creaminess.

Drinkability is very good. Hops are not my thing, in general, so I'd purchase other things more frequently than this. Although I would gladly put this one into the purchasing rotation schedule.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Mojo
4/5  rDev +3.1%
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 mattboyer182
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can from a liquor store in northern Mass. Pours a hazy amber-orange with a good half inch of off-white head. Smells strongly of grapefruit/citrus hops with hints of caramel malt. Tastes like citrussy hops first, with undertones of caramel and biscuit malt. On the heavy side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation - flirting with viscosity without hitting it or losing drinkability. An exquisite APA for sure - one I'll be drinking as regularly as I am able to. Good stuff.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of capnamerica
4.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,476 ratings