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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-08-2002

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Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dale's pours a amber-orange with a powerful slightly off-white head. Nice carbonation.

Nose is mostly pine like hops, some grass and resin aroma also. A little hint of malt can be detected.

Well balanced on the palate. It starts off with some malt notes and finishes with a hop bite. Hops linger on the tounge, pine and resin. Nothing overpowering.

Mouthfeel is medium.

A refreshing pale ale. The hops and alcohol make it hard to imagine drinking a too many of these but it is still a tasty beer. The hop aftertaste is very pleasant.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bubbadorse
4.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! I was expecting a great pale ale, but this really goes beyond. It could almost be an IPA, and lives up to its caption "huge voluminously hopped muttha of a pale ale".

Poured it into a pint glass from the can at a 45 degree slant and got a nice 1/2 inch head of foam. Color was a hazy amber-again, more typical of many IPA's I drink. from the hops initially. The hops perfectly greet the drinker with a Good waft of pine and then an refreshing astringent pop in the first mouth that quickly fades to a tartness at the finish. All this is washed with a medium to light maltiness. Tastes like real beer but refreshes like a something much lighter and sweeter. Refreshing, great flavor and balance.

A truly great beer without excess. How often do you find that? If you see someone drinking this after an afternoon working outside, you KNOW they know good beer! So good I want another!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jojoluvsbeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours of clear dark orange with a white head. Goos amount of lacing and carbonation. Aroma of malty sweetness and minimal citrus hops is also present. Taste is strong caramel malt with well balanced light hop finish. Less bitter than I expected. Mouthfeel is medium.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of EricCioe
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This pours bronze with a thin white cap with a bit of lace. On the nose there is caramel malt backing up a good deal of earthy bitterness. In the mouth those same flavors show up, perhaps with the caramel dominating a bit too much for me. The body is medium, easy drinking, with a nice medium finish.

Overall, this is a fine beer. I've had pales I prefer to this, however. I wish I could get this in cans, but to me it wasn't quite as good as the Bitter American I had earlier tonight.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Poleeko Gold Pale Ale.

A: Hazy golden amber with one-finger, white, frothy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Citrus hops and bready malt.

T: Light sweetness and moderate bitterness. Pine and citrus hops.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: This was good but not great. I guess it's cool that it's in a can.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Nugganooch
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Been crushin’ quite a few of these lately so figure time for a review.

12oz Can to pint – Dated 02/28/12

A: Dale’s pours a super clear and light copper color with a huge billowing khaki froth that retains forever it seems. Leaves just a sticky mess of sheeted lace upon the glass.

S: Smells of piney hops with a dash of hempy herbs and a big sweet pale malt presence. Very grassy overall as the aromas linger and waft with each gulp.

T: The taste is of big hoppy pines, earthy dank, and spice. Assertive but not super bitter on the palate. Malt is well established and somewhat bready even. Some alcohol notes are detected. An aggressive Pale that is actually nicely balanced all things considered.

M: The mouthfeel has a somewhat nice and smooth texture and comes in closer to medium in body. Finish is wetter than most APA’s with a sleek coating of hop resins and malted sugars on the palate.

D: Quite drinkable for a huge voluminously hopped mutha of an ale.
Makes for a great golf buddy!

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of godmare
3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a slightly clouded deep golden color with a half inch cream head that dissipates into thick lacing. Glass stays laced until it is empty.
S- Light grains, lots of citrus.
T- Crisp and clean with a punched hop bitterness. Finishes pretty cleanly with a bit of hop linger. The more I drink the more the bitterness lingers.
M- Good carbonation, very smooth and balanced.
O- I can see why this has such a strong reputation, but overall a bit too bitter for my tastes.

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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