Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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 -3.4%

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3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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