Dale's Pale Ale | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
7,441 Ratings
Dale's Pale AleDale's Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States
oskarblues.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,388
Reviews:
1,974
Ratings:
7,441
pDev:
11.6%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
1,720
Trade:
7
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Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A deep amber with a thick, frothy three finger head (poured semi-aggresively) and tons of lush lacing.

Smell: Nothing extrodinary, some light piney and citrusy hops, as well as a noticeable clovey spice character. The malt is noticeable as well, but nothing really jumps to the front.

Taste: A lot like the smell, nothing really grabs you, just a nice refreshing hop presence, unique but not very formidable. The malt is somewhat blah, somewhat sweet and gives some nice body.

Mouthfeel: Very light carbonation for the style, does not help assist and flavors, but does give the mouthfeel more body.

Overall: For a can this fresh, I was very surprised that such a highly sought after pale ale lacked any surprises. It is much more balanced than the west coast representations, but it doesn't blow you away like they do. I was hoping for more from this beer, but it really just didn't live up to the hype.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of thecheapies
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a fluffy mushrooming head. Excellent retention. 4.5

Husky grains, grapefruit, and some spruce. Nice clean nose and hop character in an APA. 4.0

A little steely in the taste with some heavy overdone hop bitterness. Pithy grapefruit hops are dry, leafy, floral, rigid, and powdery. Slightly obvious booze. 3.5

Balanced feel. Creeping alcohol cuts back slightly on what is easy drinking. 4.0

Dale's in a can on a work night still has its charm. An APA that I love to rely on. 4.0

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