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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can, canned on 01/10/13, and poured into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear amberish/orange color, with 2 fingers of cream color head. A little darker than I'm used to seeing a pale ale. Nice strands of lacing when the head falls.

S - Juicy hop aroma, and a honey carmel malt backbone.

T/M - Very balanced malt and citrus hop profile. Starts off with the carmel malts and then the great hop bitterness, followed by a resinous hop bitterness. I feel like it's slightly under carbonated, leanding it a smooth/creamy medium mouthfeel.

O - This is a really solid pale. As opposed to other pales that are bland and unremarkable, this one has character. Great malt profile, bolder that normal hops, somewhat slick mouthfeel, and very drinkable. If this was readily available to me, I think it would be my go to session brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into wine glass.

Appearance: Bright orange with large initial head that mostly settles back.

Smell: Sweet and bitter aroma of citrus (orange, grapefruit) and caramely, toasted malts.

Taste: Semi-sweet grainy, toasted malts with lots of oily grapefruit and orange hops. Finish is more bitter than the typical Pale Ale, with some pine and spiciness.

Feel: Medium body that is quite oily, with moderate carbonation. Finish is pretty dry.

Overall: Comes across as a more oily and bitter Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Many claim this is more like an IPA, but despite the bitterness, the more grainy and sweet malts keep this in Pale Ale territory.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Amber in color with darker hues of red. The fluffy off-white head retains at at two inch crown throughout the duration. Foamy clumps of lacing. Great appearance.

S: Clean grainy aroma. Biscuit and maybe shortbread. Aromatic hops are very floral with a spritzy citrus quality. Straightforward, but nice.

T: Grainy malt base comes off a bit husky and woody. Slight bubblegum ester. Oily and citrusy hop bite. Spicy, a bit peppery, grapefruit. Bitter, spicy hops ride it out into the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy with a scrubbing carbonation that cuts through and adds a crisp bite. Smooth.

O: Perhaps the most ubiquitous canned craft brew, and for good reason. It's crispness and citrusy hop bite make it a refreshing quaff that hits the spot especially well in those bbq/outdoor roles. Not the deepest APA, and a bit aggressive, but in the end that's what makes this beer work.

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