Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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88
very good
7,332 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
7,332
Reviews:
1,954
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
1,657
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 7,332 |  Reviews: 1,954
Photo of TheBubblegumkid
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CharlesK
3.31/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c014572
3.14/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not much of an aroma, malts and some hops. Initial taste was of a light bodied pale ale, but then slapped in the face by a very bitter backbone. Similar to several other "west coast" style pale ales I've had. I definitely prefer a maltier profile with more dry-hopped presence without the bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcsofbeer
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sheaffer315
3.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Stockatron
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwlightner
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thebeers
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark honey amber color with a thick tan-tinted head that leaves heavy lacing.

Modest pine and a flash of malt in the aroma.

Has an almost AAL taste up front -- strong corn malt and faint floral hops -- but that gives way to some pine flavor; some bready, caramel malts; and a strong hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with solid carbonation.

Sorry to say it, but I think the craft world has moved far beyond this one. It's not awful, but there are many far better, IMO.
2/21/17 canned on date.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TerryMills
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Its pale and its ale. What else can I say ? Lol

Pretty drinkable brew but mostly resiny hop flavor , not really my style of apa or ipa.

Needs more malt backbone for my liking.

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdell15
4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeIquiades
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kinger22
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Darker and frothier than a lot of thebeers I typical drink. The smell is led mainly with hops and malt, and is not terribly strong. The taste is pretty similar to the smell, with some bitter flavor added.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

P- Poured from a 12 oz can,into a Funky Buddha snifter.Canned on 01/03/17.

L- Thin soapy white head with good retention and sticky lacing.Hazy amber colored body with moderate clarity.Low on carbonation.

S- On the nose I get lots of hoppy notes consisting of floral,piney,and citrus.These are balanced by some caramel malt aromas.

T- On the palate I get some fruity sweetness and caramel malt up front,with floral and piney hops on the back end.A little bit of nuttiness in the middle.

F- The mouth feel is thick and sticky with a good dose of oxidation on the tongue from the carbonation and hops.Medium dry on the finish.

O- This is a very good APA,not my favorite but definitely up there in rank.Smooth,refreshing,and well balanced.Definitely would drink this again,and recommend.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,332 ratings.
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