Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

very good
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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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Photo of JNW
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of HardTarget
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Sticky lace from a solid tight head. Glass is a slightly hazy gold amber.

Smell: Candy sweet malt almost overwhelms the grassy, grapefruit hops.

Taste: Hops are a bit tea like, but full and tasty. A firm bitter and a full malt body meet to form a balanced package.

Mouthfeel: Lively carbonation, medium body, oily finish.

Overall: A great beer, love the flavor, love the lower alcohol higher volume punch it gives, almost a XPA.

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Photo of poopsmitherson
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

Sample: 1 can 2012

A: Dark orange in color, moderate internal carbonation, pours a small white head, translucent

S: Basic pale ale aromas, light citrus, hops, some coriander and flora, traces of tropical fruits, not incredibly fragrant

T: Much akin to the fragrance, well balanced, citrus and fruit rind dominate, nice bitterness, moderately flavorful

M: Smooth and drinkable, fairly lingering citrus aftertaste, a bit drying, and bitterness could be considered overpowering to some

O: A solid pale ale, but nothing out of the ordinary, great appearance and flavor, but not complex

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of herman77
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, glowing orange with a rocky off white head. Awesome lacing. Great looking beer.

S: Biscuit malts with a touch of sweetness. Mild citrus hops. Basic, but smells good.

T: More hops in the taste than the nose. Mainly pine hops with a bit of citrus. Bready malts take a back seat. A touch of carmel sweetness. This is fairly hoppy for a pale ale

M: Medium body, fairly average carbonation.

O: Okay drinkability. I can see why this is well liked, but not exactly my style of APA. Glad I finally got to try it though.

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 4-16-12

*Huge* white five fingered head. Brew has nice clarity within an orange brew. Some yellow and reds, more yellow then red. Not much lacing.

Very nice light hop aroma, some soft pine and well placed grapefruit flavor.

Awesome fruity flavors. Grapefruit, apricot, and Smooooth. Perfect carbonation and great bitterness.

One of the best cans to bring camping, hiking, golfing, ect. A near perfect Pale Ale. Awesome offering from Oskar Blues! Solid "A" quality brew.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber with a 2 finger head and plenty of lacing.

Smells of citrus, pine and malt.

Nice hop bitterness upfront with citrus and pine balanced well by a little malt sweetness. Semi-dry finish with a grapefruit rind aftertaste that lingers.

Well carbonated, medium mouthfeel.

Overall this a great beer. Great taste and easy to drink.

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

Serving type: tap in a pint glass

A: Copper color. Nice head, settles to a steady blanket with lacing lasting the whole session

S: sweet and malty accented by some floral hops on the back end

T: Bready with alot of malt favors balanced by some floral notes from hops on the back. Tastes more like a hybrid IPA/pale ale. 

M: Medium body. Pretty solid feel for this beer. Very well balanced

O: really nice beer to session. Te malt and hops aren't overwhelming and they actually complement eachother really nicely. Well balanced pale ale with some nice hoppy complements on the back. 

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
3.92 out of 5 based on 7,350 ratings.
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