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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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

From a can into an imperial pint
A: Light bright copper, clear, 1 finger creamy off-white head
S: caramel, pale malt, then I'm getting Centennial-like hoppiness, some melon and earthy notes.
T: good stuff. The pale bready malts invite you in, then the hoppy bitterness powers up. Lots to work with here: sure, a little citrus and juiciness, but more earthy and dirty and sharp notes to me, and even a little mintiness on the end.
M: bitter, dry on the finish, but also some alcohol burn.

Overall: I enjoyed this a lot. Tasting blind, there's no way I would know it was a pale instead of an IPA...love those Centennial hops. Some things in common with hoppy ambers, even, including a little rough edge. Glad these guys started distributing to MN last summer! Very nice addition.

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Amber in color with a white head.
S: Citrusy hops and some caramel and bready malts.
T: Citrus, with a floral taste on the finish. Very pleasant. Caramel malt backs up the flavor.
F: Smooth, super drinkable.
O: Classic pale ale and a really nice beer for any occasion.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

The nose is sweeter than i expected with biscuit malts being the first thing i notice. Theres a little bit of a floral hoppiness underneath.

The taste brings out the hops moreso than the nose, but they dont dominate. Floral hops and a biscuit/bready malt make it almost seem like it would be chewy, but it is not.

Very well balanced and incredibly smoothe. Immenently drinkable.

I was impressed. Not usually big on pales, but this one is tasty.

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a copper orange with a slight haze and a light yellowish head that maintains a thin cap. Wet lacings on the glass. Mild floral orange aroma, but not citrusy. Buttery aromas and feel. Well balanced malt and hop flavor, with neither overtaking the other and delayed hoppy finish that doesn't linger. Very smooth and nicely carbonated.

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

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to SuzyGreenberg for the trade.

Pours a deep clear amber, damn neer ruby color with a good white head. Decent lace. Nose is hops and some odd sweetness also found in the nose of Gordon, but obviously a bit more subtle here. Taste proves very good with awesome hop flavor and great malt balance. That odd resiny sweetness also found in Gordon appears here as well. The hops are mostly citrus and pine, but defenitely some spiced hop flavors in here. The malt presence is strong and profound, but defenitely does not outdo the hops. Very balanced, if anything I would say tone down the maltiness a bit to get rid of a bit of that caramely sweetness, but it is nice to see a pale ale that leans that way instead of the common west coast "hop the shit out of everything" mentality. Not to say that this brew is not generously hopped, because it is. Mouthfeel is good, quite viscous, could maybe be a bit thinner. Drinkability is fantastic, very sessionable. A solid and large pale ale from OB, one I would love to have available locally. Good beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dewey0603
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a giant white foamy head. The head leaves great lacing,but the color of this beer is what grabs you.
I don't think I've ever seen an APA as dark as this,beautiful. The smell is very hoppy,citrus with floral undertones.
The taste has a perfect combination of bitter citrus hops and sweet malt. The crisp hops and mellow malt make this a great tasting beer.
The m/f is light with all the flavors mixing well making this one of the best APA's on the market. This is very good. Cheers.

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.28/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of Dukeofearl
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can from a 6 pack at $8.99 at BevMo in Redlands, Ca., June 2008.

Pours a rich deep orange-amber, with a thin head. Chill haze keeps it from being as clear as it might be.

Aroma is a nice malt hops balance, a slight bit fruity, but also a sharp (but not overly harsh) hop tang.

Flavor is a follow on of the aroma, the dance of sweet orange and lime is quite interesting. Hop bitter/astringency at the end is noticeable, but the full malt base on the tongue keeps it from being overpowering.

I like this one!

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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