Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

BA SCORE
88
very good
7,350 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:
7,350
Reviews:
1,955
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
1,664
For Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 7,350 |  Reviews: 1,955
Photo of wcudwight
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Olde Hickory Taproom, previously reviewed from the can.
Pint was the color of a typical IPA. Amber in color with red, orange, and golden hues. 1" white head quickly receded to a filmy lace on top.
Smell is dominated by piney hops.
Man this is a good beer. I still stand by my assumption that this is more like an IPA. Citrus and piney hops with a dry finish.
Feels oily in the mouth. I like.
Extremely drinkable. This is no gimmick beer, it is a real fine, refreshing, crisp beer.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of sunofneurot
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of mattboyer182
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of aoampm
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of WunderLlama
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a pub glass

Reddish amber, not opaque but not entirely clear either, no visible carbonation, thick 2 finger foam that settles into a frothy lid with nice lacings.

Hoppy with fresh grass. Fresh beer aroma.

Hops, malt and sharp hop bitterness in the finish. The bitterness lingers on the tongue. Medium , medium heavy mouthfeel.

Nice beer, strong hoppy finish.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjayjaye
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This really is more of an IPA than a Pale Ale. Pours a hazy orange amber with a big stiff head and nice lacing. The smell has as much citrus piny hops as many IPAs. Medium bodied, the mouth feel is adequately carbonated and primarily influence by the bitterness of the hops. Full flavored, the hoppy grapefruit taste is balanced nicely by sweet malt. A real god drinker. A bit pricey.

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Photo of freduardo
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pwoods
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. can poured into an imperial pint. Notes.

A: Poursa nice orangish amber with good clarity. 1ish fingers worth of off white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Decently citric and lightly piney hops are balanced by sweet bready malts.

T/M: good bitterness level. Malts are barely able to balance enough to call this an APA. Very nice citrus notes without over doing it. Malts are sweet and bready and still keep it light. body ismaybe meidum with good carbonation.

D: Drinkable and interesting.

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Photo of kerry4porters
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PDXHops
3.45/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a shaker pint. Hazy dull gold with a smallish but creamy cap of foam. Sticky is scattered top to bottom.

Light maltiness and a trifecta of hops in the nose- citric, pine and floral. An initial sting of pine bitterness gives way to a generous helping of bready malt. A bit of juiciness is provided from sweetened grapefruit and tangerine. The bitterness returns toward the swallow, taking a turn toward astringent territory. A bit boozy, even at a manageable ABV.

Overall impression: Solid pale ale in spite of the distracting booziness.

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Photo of anon
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of nodder
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Fievel
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JLaw55
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, let me just start by saying that if they are classifying this as a pale ale and not an ipa, you could have fooled me.

Now, to get to the beverage, it was aboslutely beautiful upon pouring into a tulip style pint glass. A sparkling copper color with a nice thick 1 inch fluffy white head. Thick, sticky lacing follows all the way down.

The smell was extremely dank and pungent.

The flavor followed the nose, wow, this is full of dank, pungent, piney, hops flavor. Just a bit of malt to keep everything in check, not much though.

Medium bodied with a smooth and sticky mouth feel.

I really enjoyed this one at first (and still do), but it became pretty heavy in my stomach as I went. It probably didn't help that I had one of the larger Pint+ cans. This was good but not something I could see throwing back a bunch of.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of dcotom
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
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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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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