Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
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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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Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a tall 20 oz. can into a 16 oz. Surly tulip glass. Canning date of 1-28-2013.

Appearance: Pours a deep copper amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head which fade into a thin patchy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A solid balance of earthy and citrus hops with bready malts. Hops up front with earthy hints of grass. Good hints of citrus orange, pineapple, mango, lemon, and grapefruit. A little hint of pine. Solid sweet bready malt presence. Hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, yeast, and cracker. Also a little sugary sweetness. A solid balanced pale ale aroma.

Taste: Follows the scent well, a balanced taste of citrus and grassy hops with a solid caramel malt presence. Nice hoppy bite upfront with notes of earthy grass and pine. Taste of citrus orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango. Good taste of bready malt sweetness to balance things out. Notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, toffee, toast, yeast, grains, and cracker. Taste isn't big but it isn't light. A well balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth. Fairly drying finish.

Overall: A very solid American Pale ale. Good balance of earthy and citrus hop flavors with the sweet bready malts.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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

12 fl oz. can, bottom of the can says canned on 12/26/2012. Excited to try this beer, my first Oskar Blue's Dale's Pale Ale, and my second beer from Oskar Blues Brewing Co.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Moderate pour yields two fingers of fluffy off-white head on top of a somewhat dark copper colored body. Some nice scattered lacing.

S - Light hops and roasted malts. Light pineapple / mango, tropical fruit sweetness.

T - Talk about balanced. Light muted pine hop bitterness meets toasted malt loveliness. Tea leaf sweetness in the finish. A lovely tasting beer, my ideal pale ale for sure.

M - Feel is dry, hoppy, and bitter, yet smooth and clean at the same time. Very well-balanced body and feel.

Overall, a highly balanced beer. Wondrously hoppy, yet not overly dominant, with a nice malt profile present as well. A pale ale I could drink for days, literally, without tiring of. A pretty perfect year-round beer, one I will be looking into more often.

Oskar Blue's Dale's Pale Ale ---4/5.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Mertzy81
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Light orange gold pour with a decent frothy off-white head. 2 fingers worth billows up atop the glass. Fades quickly. Light lace strands, but all around the glass.

Nose is light burnt caramel malt with a slight off-color metallic twang. Not from the can, mind you, just a tweak that comes from the malt. Grassy herbal hops come in underneath the malt, but play second fiddle.

Taste has that burnt caramel, but a significant orange presence with a touch of mango sweetness buried deep underneath. Nice malt balance against the hops with a good bitter twinge in the finish.

Feel is pretty darn nice. Maybe a touch heavy for the flavors, but not off by much. Crisp and clean.

Was waiting to taste this fresh from the new facility. I'm not disappointed.

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of robhbest
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into tulip glass.

A: Pours a transparent amber with 1/2 finger head.

S: Green Olives, Citrus Fruits.

T: Malty backbone. Citrus and piney hops finish. Smooth finish.

M: Good carbonation. Medium bodied.

O: Honestly I'd rather have SNPA over this. It's more malt forward for my liking. Not knocking it just not my cup of tea.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of poriggity
4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

as an avid outdoorsman, the slogan on the can caught my eye first. "pack it in, pack it out". I grabbed the tall can from my local bevmo just for that reason.

A: the can is very colorful and the graphics are very eye catching. I drank it straight from the can, so I can't comment on the colors of the brew itself. the can itself though was awesome.

S: as soon as I popped the can, I got a serious note of Citrus and hops. I'm getting excited to try this!!

T: I got more of the Citrus taste on the tongue with a slightly hippy and bitter finish. so far, it's exactly what I expected! love it so far!

M: I got a nice thick mouthfeel with each taste. I am really enjoying all the flavors so far. Digging it.

O: overall, this beer will have a standard rotation in my beer fridge. with the awesome message on the can along with the awesome tastes and the reasonable price makes this a great beer!!!

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 74.9% out of 100 with 7,368 ratings
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