Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
7,513 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:
#9,975
Reviews:
1,986
Ratings:
7,513
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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190
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Photo of tazzman
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peachy-tay
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akirakcat
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Have had this several times now, but in honor of the 19.2 oz cans available at the local gas station, came here to review.

Dark amber color with a decent head and lacing. Very strong pine aromas, which, as trite as it may sound, seem straight out of Colorado. Tasted a bit of those pine hops, but the malts are just as present if not more--a deep sweetness as though there were a dark chocolate equivalent to brown sugar. I don't like the grainy aftertaste. Feel is smooth and body is solid.

As a hophead, I appreciate that you can find this beer at stores otherwise dominated by Bud and Miller Lite (and at a good price). It's like Sierra Nevada in this respect. And I would put Dale's on par with Sierra Nevada overall. Dale's is boozier and stronger, but weighed down by its graininess.

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Half-full
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Zbrewer80
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ConnorMobs
3.27/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/6/18, consumed 4/8/18

Poured crystal clear dark amber with a friggin' huge, massive, thick head that lasted FOREVER and left tons and tons of thick lacing everywhere.

Aroma is primarily grainy & grassy hops with caramel malts. This is old school vs. the fruity, hoppy new school.

Taste brings the caramel malt forward even more with hoppy notes of grains, earthiness, and floral.

Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation, solid bitterness.

Overall, a solid pale ale that leans more towards a traditional profile of dominant malt with grainy & earthy hops. Has some sweetness, but I wouldn't call it juicy or fruity at all.

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Photo of NodakEric
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cleonett
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Classic. Love the stovepipes.

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Photo of jkblr
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz canned 2/5/18 (61 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 6.5% ABV. The beer pours bright copper in color with sticky khaki colored head. The head recedes to a thin cap and ring leaving some nice lacing. The aroma is faint with light caramel and a bit of evergreen. The taste is more caramel (burnt sugar) with some earthy hop bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, very good. This is an old school take on a pale ale and enjoyable if you like heavy handed bitterness.

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Photo of rolltide
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ksteg
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluelight33
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured can into pint glass. Pours a clear copper with thick head that sticks around for awhile. Medium. Arbonation. Heavy lacing. Taste is a representation of the style. This is one of the first widely available craft IPA cans that I remember. Great for what it is. Portable tastes good and packs a punch.

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Photo of mchegash
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AWA
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tlavarea
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Joymas
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of hightide
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,513 ratings