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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 heddar33
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
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 russwbeck
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Photo of KickInTheChalice
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Can dated 12/28/15 into pint glass. Slightly hazy deep gold with a nice off-white head. Initial impression is a great balance between citrus hops and bready malts. Mouthfeel is just a tad on the light side of medium. Finish is medium-dry, with a slight lingering hoppiness. Refreshing. Excellent example of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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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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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Very nice. Golden amber color with a good tight clingy cream colored head. Smells pleasantly hoppy with piney resin and juicy citrus. Well blended biscuity malts create a good base. Taste is even nicer. A good hoppy punch with smooth bitterness and more sweet solid malts. Ah finally a beer I would prefer in a can. The future is now. Mouthfeel is softly resinous, smooth and taste is lightly bitter in the finish. Good texture and highly drinkable.

Good beer.

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3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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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 7,410 ratings
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