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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of stakem
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a tulip. The brew appears a hazed copper color with a finger of yellowish stained froth. As the cap slowly fades it leaves patches of lace sticking everywhere. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The aroma has hop quality smelling of citrus, fruits and a floral to rindy and herbal aspect. There is a light mineral quality behind the hops coupled with some caramel to toasty sweet malt inclusion. As it warms up, there is a mild cheesy aspect.

The taste is bitter and rindy with some citrus hops and herbal to rindy aspects. The caramel to toffee malt inclusion is present providing a contrasting sweetness. There is a faint mineral quality with some solvent alcohol that blends the malt and hops together. The aftertaste is a bit cheesy.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It has a warming alcohol inclusion and blends together nicely. I feel like this can is a bit dated as the hops dont really have that brightness you would expect from a solid american pale ale. Overall its a good brew that I would have again if i knew the cans were fresh.

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Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Erniek
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness with a lingering bitterness that I like. Not too sweet or dry maybe a bit on the high side alcohol wise for a pale ale. The nose on this beer starts nicely but seems to slip away kind of fast. Firm body for style and overall one of my favorite beers for a long time.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of obrike
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have not had this one in a while...picked up a 6 pack on sale at Specs in Round Rock for 6.99.

A great looking pour. Dark honey look in my 512 pint glass...huge head...great speckled lacing throughout the drink. Nice.

Not getting a ton on the scent...some earthy, spicy hops, maybe a bit of malt. Not very pronounced here.

MMM...very good. Fortunately, the taste beats the scent. A rich, easy to drink pale ale. Caramel malt goodness and a perfectly balanced earthy hop kick combine quite well to make this super satisfying. This one is right up there with SNPA, but without the hoppy kick. A clean, quite drinkable APA. Just be wary of the 6.5.

Seek this one out and dole out to your BMC buddies at your next get together.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The beer is clear copper with an off-white head. The beer appears to be well-carbonated with some bubbles on the side of the glass and rising from the bottom of the glass. Plenty of sticky lacing is left on the side of the glass. The aroma is of sweet malts and citrus and piney hops. The flavor is hop forward. There is a nice blend of citrus and bitter piney hop flavors. The malt backbone adds mild sweetness. The amount of hops borders on IPA territory rather than just a pale ale. The body is medium with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is a very good beer. It definitely is a solid offering from Oskar Blues that is worth trying.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Maxwell
3.62/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The can is a patriotic blue red and silver with the nice Rocky Mountain layout in the middle. This is a similar design to the Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale, just without the devilishness. It’s a cool old school, simplistic design, and I am still very much a fan of both fonts, though I feel like white doesn’t work as well as the main color for the beer’s name. It’s a cool can design with nice simplicity, but I would only display it if I had others of its ilk to display with it.

This beer pours piss brown and yellow with some slight oranging and a big thick creamy head that leaves good rings of lacing swirling in the glass, and has a mellow retention. Smell is an excellent mix of spicy piney hops and sweeter caramel malts. There is a surprisingly great spiciness to this smell which I am finding thoroughly intriguing. Its taste is light an almost caramelly, but with some nice spice hints and good hops-bite. There is a slight soapiness present from the hops taste, but it is not too bad here. I really was hoping for more of the spices found in the smell, but it kind of disappointed in that aspect. It’s cool and refreshing, just not as spicy and complex as the smell had me thinking. The mouthfeel is cool and crisp with a good carbonated tingle on the tongue that slides away quickly leaving a dryly wet hop feeling, if that makes sense… There are good amounts of saliva on the tongue, but it just feels slightly burnt and dry from the hops. It’s a feel I have come to expect in more hoppy beers I just have been unable to explain it so far. Overall, this is decent beer, but I’m a little disappointed after the amazing taste of Deviant Dale’s India Pale Ale. Dale’s normal pale ale is good it’s just nowhere near as good as the Deviant Dale.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

A: Pours a crystal clear light copper in color with light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light tan head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a small thicker patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus and tropical fruit hops with lighter amounts of pale and caramel malts which contribute some sweetness.

T: Very similar to the smell, there is a lighter pale and caramel malt body that contributes some sweetness but the dominant flavor is that of the hops. I can taste both citrus (grapefruit and orange) and tropical fruit hops with just the slightest hint of pine hops. There is a moderate but not aggressive amount of bitterness that lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly dry in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink, enjoyable, and very sessionable. Slightly more hoppy that I expected for the style (might be right on the border of an IPA).

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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