Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
7,428 Ratings
Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,211
Reviews:
1,972
Ratings:
7,428
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
1,713
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can with a "canned on date" stamped on bottom. Clear, bright amber with a nice foamy white head.

A very pleasing whiff of semi-sweet fruit aroma much like marmalade greets the olfactory upon opening the can. I am surprised by the sweet aroma given that this is advertised as a very hoppy ale.

The flavor begins with sweet fruit flavor but as the ale warms the piney hop bitterness comes forward. Overall, the malt flavor tends to dominate; however, a faint bitterness does linger on the palate.

Medium bodied with a rather thick mouthfeel; the restrained carbonation is perfect for this ale.

This is a very good pale ale that could use a little more balance between the malt and hop. Well worth trying, it is just not my favorite interpretation of a pale ale.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark amber with a big frothy white head.

The smell is citrus hops, lemons and oranges. Some sweet maltiness break through as well. Smell as hopy as an ipa.

The taste more low key than the smell. There is a mild bitter hopiness not very complex.

The mouth feel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

This is an easy drinking pale ale, smells great but doesn't quite live up to it taste wise.

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

From a can to a pint glass

Pours hazy light orange with one finger of a white head. This is a hop forward pale ale but still remains balanced. Other hop profile dominates the palate of the beer with onion and earthy like hop flavors. There is a touch of pine and no citrus flavors to speak of. The beer has a malt backbone of breaddy malts and a caramel crispness. The beer has a big feel to it, a surprisingly thick and chewy feel for a pale. High carbonation as well from the can. Overall, its a solid pale ale, not quite a sierra Nevada but a solid choice.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,428 ratings
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