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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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

This ale pours a hop induced hazy golden copper color with a sticky white head that lasts as a thin skim. The aroma is highly hoppy--citrus, pine, and spicy. An underlying sweet malt is also evident--decent nose. The flavor is quite hoppy and rather bitter. A constant hoppiness from start to finish with a hop bitterness enhanced dryness at the swallow. The body is medium and carbonation also moderate. Overall a tasty pale ale--definitely on the more bitter end of the spectrum. A solid pale ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

canned on April 11, 2012

A: IPA color, decent head and pretty nice lacing.

S: Herbal and some fainter sweet citrus hops. I don't pick up any malt. Nose is a bit muted.

T: Starts off with more herbal (I don't know why I get herbal) hops and maybe some grapefruit. Some sweetness and fruitiness in the middle and a fairly long, somewhat dry and bitter finish.

M: About what you expect from an IPA.

O: A decent but unremarkable IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a fresh can purchased today at Argonaut in Denver, CO.

A: Pours a beautiful clear yellow copper with a two finger off white head. Head retention is decent, eventually fading into frothy lacing that clings to the glass in beautiful rings.

S: A strong aroma of hop oils with some pine, floral, and citrus notes.

T: Hits the tongue with a lemon/grapefruit citrus. Finishes clean with minimal alcohol notes and a nice bready malt. Lingering bitterness is mild and pleasant; a combination of rye and pine.

M: Crisp, clean, and drinkable. Just enough carbonation to foam slightly as it goes down. A filling yet highly drinkable beer.

O: I love this beer. While it may not be as tasty as Heady Topper or even some other Colorado IPAs (I consider this an IPA, sorry, BA), it's a phenomenal beer. And - a point that the BA rating system does not let me make - it's in a can. This makes it the perfect beer for the adventurous Coloradan, as well as the perfect go-to.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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

Poured from a 12oz can (canned on date: 3-20-12 @ 11:11AM) into an oversized red wine goblet/glass

A- Pours a beautiful, clear deep orange but with only about 1-finger's worth of a soapy, white head. Looks more like an IPA/DIPA and figured that at 6.5%, I would be treated to a more prominent cap.

S- Although a bit muted (and yes, I know, I'm reviewing a Pale Ale), the hop aroma typically found with an IPA/DIPA are all there...orange, tangerine and sweet tropical fruit are all present. As much as people report, however, I cannot detect any pine aroma

T- Sweet, sugar-coated orange up front followed by a some malt sweetness. Then, out of the blue (pun intended) and well after the quaff, a dry grapefruit rind and tacky pine finish rears its head, forcing you to read the can and make sure you didin't miss the 'India' or even 'Imperial' on the can.

M- Despite a rather pedestrian pour, I was surprised by the moderate to low amount of carbonation for a pale ale. A bit more would really make this beer open up the palate a bit more. However, what it has makes for a very silky, smooth experience.

O- For a pale ale (as opposed to an IPA of which it treads in that territory), this is one exquisite example. Despite it's 'sessionability,' savor this one, as the lingering bitterness that treads long after swallowing will keep you guessing as to the might of this beer...one of which I will have again and again.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.52/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

So who is of the assumption that beer in a can can't taste good? If you think that, you're cheating yourself of some pretty awesome microbrews. Oskar Blues flagship brew served out of the can. Take a six pack with you hiking.

Appearance - A dark amber color. It's murky. The head is foamy and laces the glass as it settles. Ready to rumble...

Smell - Malts: sweet caramelly Hops: a blend of floral and citrus scent going on. Can catch the scent of a strong yeast on the back end of a good whiff

Taste - This brew has a hefty hops profile. Slightly piney and citrus. Malt flavor is mellow and subdued, a tad bit caramelly A little yeast aftertaste

Mouthfeel - Thick, not bubbly at all. Leaves a sticky pallet

Overall - Beer in a can! I love this stuff! My favorite Pale Ale. Some might say the hops profile is too hefty, but the malt and yeast aren't slouches either. I love heavily hopped pale ales. Oskar Blues revolutionized the microbrew market by refusing to bottle and putting their brews in cans. Take it with you anywhere! Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Dale's Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 7,407 ratings
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