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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Photo of MouthfulOfchris
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a rich copper color with with a creamy off-white head that hangs around and leaves good lacing on the glass.

S: A slightly hoppy combination of pine and orange peel. I like my Pale Ale's to smell a little more bitter, but this is still nice.

T: The hop combination of pine and orange peel follow through in the taste. The bitter hops are definitely present but not overpowering. It has a dry finish with a slight bitter aftertaste.

M: A pleasantly medium body and slimy mouth feel with small to moderate carbonation on the tongue.

O: Oskar Blues seems to consistently make good beers and this is another great example. It is an enjoyable example of APA that is definitely worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BostonHops
3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz can served in a sam adams "perfect pint" glass.

pours a cloudy amber/coppery tone with roughly a finger of beige colored head. one of the darker pale ale's i've come across. decent retention and lacing.

strong hoppy presence spearheads the nose, highlighted by citrus and a little pine. hops characteristics pull through and lead the way in the flavor, followed by caramel and bready maltiness; more floral and earthy notes than i picked up in the aroma. finish is decidedly dry. hmm... not being blown away by this one; bit of a disappointment really... the bitterness is a little overdone for my taste; reminds me somewhat of a lesser SNPA.

medium bodied mouthfeel, carbonation a little on the low side. overall, not terrible by any means and i wouldn't be averse to another, just not my particular cup of tea.

originally reviewed: 11-17-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of eriktoyra
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: dark golden liquid, large uneven head that leaves a lot of lacings on the glass. Light yellow foamy head.

S: Smells malts, a lot of grass and some hops.

T: Well balanced grape toned with grape peel and floral hops. Honey and lots of grassy tones. Dry ending.

M: Medium to strong carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: I like this one very much. Goes really well with burgers and fries. 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

The nose is sweeter than i expected with biscuit malts being the first thing i notice. Theres a little bit of a floral hoppiness underneath.

The taste brings out the hops moreso than the nose, but they dont dominate. Floral hops and a biscuit/bready malt make it almost seem like it would be chewy, but it is not.

Very well balanced and incredibly smoothe. Immenently drinkable.

I was impressed. Not usually big on pales, but this one is tasty.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of rlee1390
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy orange, carbonated, one finger head

S-Nicely hopped, grassy with some citrus, tad bit of caramel as well.

T-Nice grass and citrus, some bitterness. Good balance with hops and malt.

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation, smooth.

O-A solid APA, not as good as SNPA but still top notch.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,441 ratings