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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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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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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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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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