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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Photo of Dools9
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 11-26-12 poured into a Opa-Opa shaker pint. Finally found a fresh batch of this.

A: Pours a clear, effervescent, copper amber color with a finger of white sudsy head. Gorgeous clarity, and very nice lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S: Not a huge hop explosion but a very subtle caramel sweetness mixed with light pine and grapefruit also some floral hop notes. Kind of mellow aroma on this one but still very nice.

T: This is very well balanced. Caramel, bready malt sweetness blends well with moderately bitter pine, herbaly grass, and grapefruit. There is a nice lingering hop bitterness on the finish, but this is very easy drinking.

M: Again, easy drinking. Smooth, medium feel, medium carbonation and actually drinks rather sessionable.

O: Reviewed this one out of a glass, but the others I enjoyed right out of the can. This is one refreshing, easy drinking APA. Bitter, yes, but also balanced and smooth as hell. If you can find this fresh its worth a try. A classic American style Pale Ale to the tee.

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Photo of Keith238
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Schwantz
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Roose13
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1/4 keg at a friends house.

A: a dark orange. Half-finger off-white head that laces nicely

S: Very piney, bready. Smells a bit sweet too.

T: Very piney and fresh. A little sweet

M: Chewy, a bit bready. Medium body in carbonation

Overall: Pretty good beer. I saw this comes in a can, which is a mild turnoff. But I heard that isn't the case from friends. We'll see if I decide to buy it in stores.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of raznug
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dales pours a deep orange color and is topped with ¾”of white head that lingers nicely and is followed by so nice Belgian lacing.
Smell: Pine scents and hop resin are the aromas that dominate the nose in this beer.
Taste: Grass and pine hops dominate the taste and are pretty well balanced with the malt to make a delicious beer.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and easy drinking is the best way to describe this pale ale from Oskar Blues.

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Photo of chomp16
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of cquinn17
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 11/26 poured into a half acre tulip

A- A nice dark orange with a finger and a half of off white head that leaves some good lacing.

S- Piney hops followed by a little sweeter malt. Doesn't smell overly hoppy.

T- Just a really straight forward, clean pale ale. Pine and citrus hops, not too bitter with enough malt to back up the hopos. Solid pale ale taste.

M- Medium body with good carbonation and a nice finish.

O- Solid, extremely drinkable pale ale that I would definitely seek out when fresh. Good example of the style.

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Photo of JimKal
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of kirkse
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of 1Nrwyscotch
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass

A. It is a deep amber color with two fingers of off white head that leaves lacing and sticks around

S. I get some of that hoppy aroma followed by some citrus fruits which are really inviting.

T. I taste just a hint of some sweet malt(maybe) before a little pine and then finishing with some clean bitter hops.

M. It feels like a medium body but is silky going down.

O. A very good APA which has a lot going on but is easy drinking enough to enjoy a couple.

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Photo of mafmmx
4/5  rDev +2%

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

Served into a pint.

A - A transparent orange hue with a nice two-finger ivory head. Great retention and some nice lacing.

S - Rich wet hops coat the nostrils with traces of fruit: orange, grapefruit and lemon. Light malts in the back. Great stuff.

T - This is a huge pale ale... I can hardly identify it as such! A big caramel malts profile adds balance to the big hops. Personally I believe the malts are a bit overdone for this one. Good hop character and some light fruit follows from the nose.

M - Medium feel with a average amount of carbonation. Light chewiness and a neat sticky nature.

O - This is a crazy APA. Nothing like I have ever had and I will definitely revisit.

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Photo of hpeli
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of sendbeer
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of MichaelDavidSharbaugh
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of cosmonick
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper and bras in color. Very metallic looking. Slow bubbling. Good head that recedes to a half moon of foam after a couple of sips. Pretty good stickage.

Medium toasted orange peel, marmalade mixed with syrupy sweet and equally toasted crackers.

A little syrupy palate. Powdered toasted, bread crumbs, crackers mixed with toasted Mandarin orange peels. Not bad by any means.

I'm very glad I got to try this beer. I'm so happy Oskar Blues is available in IL!

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Photo of Damian74
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,330 ratings.
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