Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
7,383 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a can.

A: Poured aggressively, resulting in a thick two finger head which lingered for a few minutes and eventually dissipated. Has a light copper look, nice carbonation bubbles.

S: lighter aroma, fairly hop-forward with citrus overtones.

T: Matches the aroma; hop-forward, orange-rind flavors with a hint of honey from the malt.

M: Very smooth, oily finish. Goes down easily.

O: Overall, this beer is good but not great. I had it recommended to me several times, so perhaps it was built up too much by the time I got my hands on it. I didn't find it particularly well-balanced. I would probably buy it again but not very often as there are a number of others beers I prefer within this price range.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass

Disclaimer: This can survived a 3 day backpacking trip.

A. Aggressive pour yields a one finger white head that doesn't hang around long. (Maybe it was beat up too much in the excursion.) Some lacing. Nice carbonation rising from the bottom. Cloudy and light copper in color.

S: Predominately hops. Hops are floral and citrus. Balanced out with some sweet malt aroma.

T: Hops provide a citrus rind bitterness balanced well with a toasted, caramel malts. Mild lingering bitterness. The hops presence not overpowering.

M: Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Somewhat oily in the finish. Easy to drink and quite refreshing.

O: One of my favorite American pale ales. It is easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Plus they were one of the first craft breweries to do the can. I love cans; they are perfect for day hikes and fishing trips. This beer fits the bill perfectly for those adventures (as do many other Oskar Blues beers). The fact that this beer is in a can increases my overall rating for this beer.

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Rich hop smell, spice and floral.

Strong floral hop, spice, and perhaps some honey and orange? Strong hop presence, but balanced well with malts. Only a hint at the slightly higher ABV. Nice bitter hops stay for the aftertaste.

Mildly sticky. Medium-strong body. Somewhat sessionable.

I've had this many times before. Great beer.

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Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

From notes.

Can into pint glass.

Reddish orange. Two fingers of white head at first. Craggy top on the foam, settling down to one finger. Sticky lacing.

Smell is resin, pine, hop oil. Citrus and sweet fruit too.

The taste has more citrus. Mild grapefruit. Malt base is sweet but deep with some caramel flavor. Some bread flavors. The malt fills in but the hop sharpness keeps hanging around. There’s a bitter kick on the aftertaste and then a grainy hit. This beer would seem an IPA easily to me if tasted blind. All of the flavors are well balanced. Some more malt comes out as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel is smooth. The carbonation is middle of the road.

I think this beer is pretty nice overall but for the price paid ($10.50 for a six pack) there’s a bit of a want for more oomph. For the same money or maybe a bit more you have a fair choice of DIPAs. Leviathan, Resin and Hoptimum are a few that come to mind off the top of my head. Granted, those are in four packs rather than six but considered from the point of just buying a set dollar amount’s worth of beer I think those are giving you more bang per serving.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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